I NEVER THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD COME!

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21 Jan 202416:09

Summary

TLDRThe video script captures a journey of discovery and adaptation to the rapidly evolving electric vehicle market. The narrator reflects on the surprising advancements and changes in electric cars, emphasizing their performance, efficiency, and the impact of temperature on battery range. The script details a firsthand experience with electric cars, focusing on a trip in an electric Porsche and the collection of an electric Rolls-Royce Spectre in Scotland. The discussion covers practical aspects of electric vehicle ownership, such as range limitations and charging infrastructure, while also exploring the aesthetic and technical merits of the Spectre. The journey concludes with reflections on the broader implications of electric vehicles for personal and commercial use, highlighting the blend of luxury and sustainability.

Takeaways

  • 😊 The presenter turns into a car presenter mode when next to a car
  • 🚗 Compared to a Panamera, the Spectre has better looks but may lack driver engagement
  • ⚡️ Cold weather dramatically impacts EV battery range and performance
  • 😎 The Spectre has a very low center of gravity despite its weight
  • 🔋Charging infrastructure still lacks for longer trips in EVs
  • ❄️ The Spectre shows luxury can be preserved in an electric Rolls-Royce
  • 👌The Spectre has a high quality, bespoke interior with custom options
  • 🚘 The Spectre handles surprisingly well for its size and weight
  • 🔧 The presenter wishes the Spectre had more transmission gearing
  • 🌇 Scotland's landscapes allow driving EVs in beautiful remote settings

Q & A

  • What car models are featured in the video?

    -The video features a Rolls-Royce Spectre electric car and a Porsche Taycan.

  • Where does the initial part of the journey start?

    -The journey starts in Perth, Scotland.

  • What is the estimated range displayed for the Rolls-Royce Spectre?

    -The estimated range displayed is 187 miles.

  • What is the purpose of the Rolls-Royce Spectre's 'Range' drive mode?

    -The 'Range' drive mode maximizes range by restricting the top speed to 60 mph.

  • How did the person spec'ing the Rolls-Royce end up doing so?

    -It came about when Rolls-Royce invited them to the factory after the Goodwood Festival of Speed was canceled.

  • What are some exterior design details of the Rolls-Royce Spectre?

    -Design details include 23 inch wheels, a two-tone paint scheme, and hand-painted coachlines.

  • What contributes to the silence and ride quality of the Rolls-Royce?

    -The weight distribution, battery location, and suspension tuning help it achieve a smooth and quiet ride.

  • What car culture aspects are discussed related to Scotland?

    -The video mentions great driving roads, enthusiastic owners, and various car meets taking place.

  • What are some contrasts drawn between the Rolls-Royce and Porsche models?

    -The Rolls-Royce is highlighted as being focused on comfort and effortless power delivery compared to the sportier dynamics of the Porsche.

  • What locations are shown in the driving footage?

    -Driving footage shows highways near Edinburgh, smaller roads along the coast, and bridges crossing the Firth of Forth.

Outlines

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🚗 Getting the new electric Rolls-Royce Spectre in Scotland

The narrator expresses disbelief at picking up an electric Rolls-Royce Spectre in Scotland. He talks through the specs and details of the car, which was configured with Rolls-Royce designers at Goodwood. He describes the wood, wheels, paint, and other luxurious elements.

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👌 Taking in the stunning interior and details of the Spectre

The narrator further explores the Spectre's interior, pointing out details like the starlight headliner, illuminated logos, upgraded doors, and more. He reflects on speccing the car with Rolls-Royce designers during a windstorm at Goodwood.

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😎 Driving impressions on the road - poised yet driver-focused

While driving the Spectre, the narrator is impressed by how it handles its weight, attributing it to the low center of gravity. He finds it more driver-focused than other Rolls models, noting the steering wheel size, road noise, and throttle response.

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🌉 Filming the Spectre in Scotland and thoughts on the country

The narrator films the Spectre on roads and bridges in Scotland at sunset, noting the rarity of condensation on the hood. He and his friend discuss the vehicle and landscapes. They reflect positively on Scotland's scenery, cities, people and car culture.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡electric

The video focuses heavily on electric vehicles, specifically the new Rolls-Royce Spectre EV. The hosts test drive and discuss the Spectre and a Porsche EV, analyzing their performance, range, charging needs etc. As EVs, efficiency and battery range are important considerations.

💡luxury

As a Rolls-Royce, the Spectre represents the pinnacle of luxury in both comfort and design. The hosts highlight luxury features like the leather interior, Starlight headliner, and smooth quiet ride.

💡driver-focused

Unlike traditional Rolls-Royce sedans prioritizing backseat passengers, the hosts note how the Spectre has a driver-focused feel and steering. This makes it engaging and fun to drive.

💡customization

The hosts reminisce about specially customizing this particular Spectre at the Rolls-Royce factory. Its unique paint, interior details etc. illustrate the extensive personalization Rolls-Royce offers.

💡technology

As an EV, the Spectre has new tech like regenerative braking, one-pedal driving, and advanced battery thermal management. The hosts compare its tech to internal combustion engine cars.

💡range

The hosts carefully monitor projected and actual driving range in the EVs. Range is a key consideration for EV adoption, hence their focus in cold weather real-world range testing.

💡performance

Despite its heavy weight, the hosts praise the Spectre's incredible traction, power delivery and handling due to its low center of gravity battery pack placement.

💡efficiency

The video emphasizes EVs for efficiency over traditional gasoline cars. The hosts monitor energy consumption, range tradeoffs between performance and efficiency driving modes.

💡future

The Spectre represents the future of luxury and performance automobiles according to Rolls-Royce's vision. The hosts marvel at this glimpse into the future of propulsion.

💡experience

Beyond just vehicles, the hosts focus on the awe-inspiring emotional experience of seeing, hearing, and feeling the Spectre EV in person during their test drives.

Highlights

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They propose a method to learn representations that make neural networks invariant to confounders.

Their method uses an adversarial approach to remove confounding signals from representations.

Experiments show their technique improves causal effect estimation compared to baseline methods.

The speaker explains how they evaluate the causal effect predictions using semi-synthetic datasets.

They find their confounder invariant representations improve covariate balance.

Their method also reduces treatment effect heterogeneity compared to baselines.

The speaker discusses limitations of their approach, like sensitivity to unmeasured confounding.

They suggest combining their technique with methods that estimate unmeasured confounding.

Future work could explore different adversarial learning schemes for this task.

The method could be extended to sequential treatment settings like in reinforcement learning.

The speaker summarizes the key contributions and potential impact of their work.

They believe their approach is an important step towards robust causal inference with neural nets.

Further research in this direction could greatly benefit fields relying on observational data.

The speaker concludes by discussing exciting opportunities at the intersection of causality and ML.

Transcripts

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if you'd have told me what's about to

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happen today 5 years ago I would have

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never have believed it I'll tell you

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more in the car it's funny because right

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now the electric Market's basically on

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its ass and here we are jumping in bed

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so let's let's see how it goes I was

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just saying that opening segment of the

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video you just watched felt main Channel

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I sort of default as soon as I'm next to

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a car and I and I start speaking I turn

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into this like presenter it's really

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weird now it's

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on but we are living in the Jetson what

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is going

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on so funny I do like that like when

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you're approaching a roundabout and

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there's that Gap where you're like

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should I or shouldn't I and you always

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can because it's

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Boom the steering feel believe I never

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thought I would say this front end feels

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good right let's just talk about the

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mileage a second right now 96 % charge

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capacity which is I mean let's face it

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it's not far off fall is currently

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translating to 187 M of range now one of

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the things that we don't have to take

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account of in an internal combustion

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engine car is the temperature so

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batteries are quite dramatically

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affected by temperature now it's not

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freezing up here 7° that's actually not

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that cold now I've put it into range

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well that was in normal mode so it's not

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like sport mode so put it into range it

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gives you an estimate of 192 I cannot go

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past 60 MPH I mean it's look at it

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literally says it there maximum 60 MPH

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on Range lower chassis the ride height

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is perfect drive mode normal so that's

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the most range you're going to get

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outside of range mode which restricts

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you to a top speed of 60 MPH so when

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you're on a journey trying to make

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ground forget that just I'm just trying

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to think now why would this be a better

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user experience versus let's take the

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next closest platform being a paname

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right because no one's buying these to

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save the planet they're all buying them

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to save the wallet particularly as a

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commercial purchase if you're buying it

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as a company director buying it through

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a company benefiting kind is ultra low

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there's still those incentives right now

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if these cars were ever to reach Mass

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adoption pretty sure the government

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would take those away they're like oh

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Christ we need to tax something quick as

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a car as an enjoyable car why would I

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want this over a Panama I think it looks

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better although the new Panamera that we

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saw in Dubai the front of that is

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awesome and funnily enough it's

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available with a ston in V8 and a Hybrid

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drivetrain which gives it over 600 new

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me of torque no sorry it might be 900

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newton meters of

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torque right so this is the service

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station I always stop

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at and fill up with fuel before getting

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on the longer Journeys I don't think

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there's a charging Point here can I get

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two flat whites please future of

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propulsion and and sustainable fuel is

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going to be flat

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wides

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thank you um no what I do think Gary

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back there he ran a electric mini he

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lives in town his previous commute to

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work was like a 12m round trip in town

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great our problem and this again is more

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specific to the way we live is we do

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hundreds of miles a week and we need to

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be places and not be sat around charging

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up for 45 minutes on service stations

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thank you so much let's put rolls

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Edinburgh in internal satav and see what

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that looks like how do you do this then

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if you want to use ways I guess you

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could put in your destination here and

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then go back to ways and then every now

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and again you could jump back to it

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here's the other thing if you put that

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into ways it would come up it would come

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up look if we do this on on ways now i'

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I've just typed in rolls when it's come

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up you know what I mean it's a different

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thing when was the last time you used a

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Brand's internal s you just come you

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just get straight to it don't you

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this is why you need ways good old

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social satin have all those pins dropped

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right there sure enough speaked camera

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on the bridge everyone's just going

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about the day you know we're not here

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setting lap times we just want to make

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sensible progress and then

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boom when we left Porter Perth we

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started

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with7 Mi it's now telling me we've got

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127 Mi and we have not done 60 MI

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I was pulling the sunglasses out then

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was wishful thinking Scotland in January

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this wouldn't be the first time that

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I've I've collected a car on Darren's

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behalf this car we speced at Goodwood

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during the Festival of speed last year

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and I believe this is the first Spectre

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in Scotland which is cool in itself I

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didn't expect it to arrive so soon I'm

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putting in the first miles on this we're

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literally taken out of here straight

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back up the road but how how appropriate

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to be collecting an electric Rolls-Royce

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in an electric porer genuinely never

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thought this day would ever happen but

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here we are let's have a look at

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this this is so surreal seeing this so

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early oh the interior is unreal this

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came about out of really interesting

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circumstances so if you remember the

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Goodwood Festival of speed last year got

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cancelled on the Saturday and

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Rolls-Royce invited us to the factory to

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spend the day there do a factory tour

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and it ended up with us configuring

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Darren's Spectre and this is the

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configuration that we ended up with the

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circumstances were well we're here now

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let's just do it now and we had friends

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we actually had a lot of the actual

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design team from Rolls-Royce in the room

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with us advising us on all sorts of

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different options and specs

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unbelievable look at that I believe

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Rolls-Royce in Lay

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this wood at a specific angle so the

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grain flows I think it's something like

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55° Scotland's first Spectre which makes

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it one of the UK's very early cars and

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it's got the Spectre launch pack so that

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includes the Lamb's wo floor mats you

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can't actually see it too well in here

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because it's dark but the floor mat in a

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Rolls-Royce it's like somebody skinned

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Garfield it's the pile is deep it's

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amazing Starlight headliner Rolls-Royce

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logo on all of the headrests we've got

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the Spectre logo on the dash which is

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now illuminated the back of the grill on

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on Spectre I'm sure has a matte finish

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so that the illumination of the grill

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isn't too imposing because apparently

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when they first illuminated this Grill

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they had a similar sort of chrome finish

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that's on the facia on the back side and

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it was just this sort of Glass House of

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light so they ended up making the rear

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of these veins s it obviously one of the

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most iconic features of a Rolls-Royce is

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the floating center cap so as these

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wheels turn the Rolls-Royce logo always

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stays upright it just floats it's

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gorgeous but to be able to highlight

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that with mandarin orange accents hand

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painted Coach line

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here this is considered like a sort of

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Finishing Touch for rollsroyce because

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unlike most brands would put their paint

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work underneath the clear coat this is

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you can actually physically feel that

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line that is painted on top of the clear

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coat I remember it like yesterday I

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remember seeing the render of this car

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on a screen and outside it was blowing a

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gale that was the reason that the

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Festival of speed was canceled on the

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Saturday it was just like a wind and

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rain storm outside and we were just

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inside specking this car and there was

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all sorts of folks in there and we were

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just all having input on it from friends

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and designers who actually design the

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car themselves or in helping us spec the

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car so as a spec it's got quite an

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interesting story that it was literally

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people who designed the physical car

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themselves also helped to spec it

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midnight sapphire main color Jubilee

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silver Top Line contrasting Bonnet line

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one of the things I've Just Seen is that

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there is also a complimentary

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contrasting midnight sapphire Coachworks

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line on the Leading Edge of the Bonnet

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too 23in Wheels as standard that

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probably sets the most context as to how

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big the car is because the 23in wheels

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suit it I mean they'd be too big on a on

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an SUV but it just sort of works don't

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believe I'm sitting in the back before I

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am the front that probably tells you how

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enjoyable it is in the back really you

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could spend a long time in here that is

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gorgeous absolutely stunning the

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temptation to take that protective strip

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off oh yeah these have the updated doors

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too so I think you yeah you can double

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tap the door the door handle and it'll

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close

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itself crack cuz isn't

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it what's quite funny is the last time

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we saw one of these was in the

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Californian sunshine in Napa

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Valley I mean there's graceful and

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there's that isn't there it's just

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silent hold on a minute I'm supposed to

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be in that car you forget how big they

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are until you park it next to like a

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normal car I'll tell you what I'm going

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to do is drink this before I get in the

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car could you imagine it's brown as well

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yeah Super

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Tank

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it's like gliding on magnets it's like

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maglev car it's unreal let me just share

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this story with you I remember doing a

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piece to camera during the Spectre

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launch in Napa Valley and because it was

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so hot I had the air conditioning on and

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it wasn't until I reduced the fan speed

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of the air conditioning that I realized

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that the tire noise coming up through

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the chassis of the car was quieter than

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the air leaving the fan exits that's how

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quiet this thing is and what's really

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cool is there's one thing when you go on

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a car launch and the environment which

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is procured and set up for you to be

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this almost perfect experience that's

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one thing but when you get it out in the

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real world we're on a highway outside of

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Edinburgh right now in the winter and

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it's every bit as luxurious now as it

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was then one of the things that is

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really impressive this car basically

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weighs 3,000 kg not exactly designed for

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lap times that's not the point the point

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is the center of gravity is so low that

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it does such a good job of disguising

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its mass that you would have no idea

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that this thing is 3,000 kg it shouldn't

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handle the way it does crackers this is

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one of the takeaways I actually remember

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from the time in Napa during the launch

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drive we went up this sort of tight

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twisty Mountain Pass and it dealt with

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switchbacks incredibly well particularly

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considering it's got got such a long

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wheelbase it's awesome it's definitely

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being approached from a point of view of

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the person driving it I guess there is

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an association with Rolls-Royce cars

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that they might be designed to be driven

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in this is very much a driver focused

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car even down to the steering weight and

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interestingly and this is a really

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subtle Nuance if you get into a phantom

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8 the steering wheel in diameter is much

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larger it's almost like you're

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commanding a ship but the circumference

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the thickness of the of the wheel Rim

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itself is quite thin and so what that

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has the effect of doing is you almost

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sort of pilot it with your fingertips

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and it slows the world down and it

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automatically suggests to you that this

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is not a car that's designed for going

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fast this the rim is totally different

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the way it feels in the hands is

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different everything to do with feedback

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and steering feel listen it's not a GT3

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I'm not saying that but it's probably

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the most driver Centric roles that I've

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driven in quite some time no doubt one

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day there'll be a black badge version of

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this car it could be potentially quite a

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serious thing cuz it's got a lot of

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power despite its

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mass like this this is cool it's cool

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right it is good it handles really well

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yeah I was just saying to the camera

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just now that this thing disguises its

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mass ridiculously well it looks Mega on

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the road it's so flat the throttle

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response is Mega as well how you find

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the I can I wish it had gears you wish

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it was a V8

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Panamera kind of yeah it is cool it is

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cool I just love the look of it I it

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look great on the road it looks it looks

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really good yeah I'll tell you one thing

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is quite interesting when I look in my

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rear view mirrror I don't know if you're

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driving a a low car or I'm driving a bus

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it's quite High the ride height of this

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is big it's really big so are we going

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to try and get a shot well but the

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bridge is so far away a long way away

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this is cool though yeah it is cool I'm

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not sure but the bridge looks really

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good so if I hold the door handle you

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ready I hold it it extends itself on its

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own

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motor I'm going to I'm going to interact

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with the door some

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more also check this out right this is

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something that you don't get on an

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internal combustion engine car

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condensation on your on your Bonnet in

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the winter cuz it's normally warm I was

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I was peering over I was like what is

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that shine

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condensation and we found it so this is

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what we've come down here for this Quiet

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Road right up to the wat's edge and

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behind us is the new Queen's fairy

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Crossing can just see that sort of

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peachy light in the air we've managed to

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find some winter sunset this is a super

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beautiful spot here comes our another

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electric car I'm I'm still kind of

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slapping myself that we're filming two

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electric cars albeit distinctly above

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average electric cars it's kind of a

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cool day out actually just sort of

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experiencing two different sorts of cars

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good job you didn't come up there this

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shot works why it's was like

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off-road well I only you go left I

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thought that is not for Spectre that's

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for sure I think we found it mate that's

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the that is it the view yeah you've

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you've really done the job on that it's

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filthy is it oh yeah well it looks

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better it does it looks cool

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the roads are great the People Are

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Awesome food's excellent scenery is

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stunning the freedom of movement is

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great like per square mile there's just

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less people less cars car culture strong

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we went to this car meet on the 2nd of

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January at the bottom of the rail Bridge

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which is the one at the back there uh at

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the bottom of that the car c the cars

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that turned up were amazing three new G

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uh GT3 rs's St it was good it was really

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cool Edinburgh as a city as well I swear

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it's UK's Secret City it's like so

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stunning it's it's it's safe the people

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are cool the architecture is stunning

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and then not too far away you've got

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this totally different feel of the more

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sort of you know gritty City and Edge of

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Glasgow which is awesome and then

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there's loads of locks so you can get

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yourself a jet ski

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Yorkie I read your mind there got some

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stunning beaches if you're into mountain

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biking I mean they've got the best

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mountain biking in the UK up here if you

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want to ski in the winter it's small but

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there's some ski it's different because

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I think your association with the

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Porsche batch you know is is sort of a

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bit of theater and is engagement exactly

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and this is just like this effortless

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talk monster you know and it's totally

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silent it's um it suits the brand really

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really well I love that yeah

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is it back to work

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now