23-year-old Buys Audi R8 With YouTube Money
For many a young man – and woman – owning a 180mph supercar is little more than a pipe dream. But Paul Wallace, who lives at home with ...
For many a young man – and woman – owning a 180mph supercar is little more than a pipe dream.
But Paul Wallace, who lives at home with his parents, has turned that dream into reality, thanks to a mobile phone and YouTube.
The 23-year-old has been filming supercars driving through London and uploading clips to the video website.
And his hobby has paid off. Big time. His Supercars Of London channel has been viewed 65million times and generated enough cash through associated advertising to enable him to buy a £50,000 second-hand Audi R8.
‘It is a dream come true,’ said Mr Wallace. ‘It is surreal knowing I started this all from filming supercars.
‘Owning a car like this is what I have always dreamed of. It looks amazing inside and out, it drives fantastic and sounds brilliant.’
The car, which retails new at about £80,000, has a 4.2-litre V8 engine which gives it a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 187mph. His biggest hit, titled ‘The dumbest rich man in the world’, is of a convertible Lamborghini being driven in pouring rain in London with the roof down. It has been watched 11.7million times.
Mr Wallace, a student from Watford, pulls in revenues of up to £1,750 a month, which covers repayments on the Audi, insurance, tax, and general running costs.
‘My dream car is the Lamborghini Aventador. I want that to be my next car,’ he said.