When it comes to making videos that can attract a lot of viewers, content creators tend to perform questionable acts from time-to-time.
That’s the case with Russian YouTuber Mikhail Litvin when he decided to burn his Mercedes-AMG GT 63, solely for content on his Youtube channel “ЛИТВИН”.
The 7-minute-long video started with Litvin parking the car at a grassy field before taking out a total of 9 fuel tank jerrycans from the car’s trunk. He then proceeded to douse his car entirely, from which, he made a flammable trails starting from a safe distance to the car.
From a distance, Litvin took his time by barbecuing some sausages before attempting to light the trail with his lighter. It took the Russian internet influencer a few tries before he managed to ignite the gas trail, while nearly burning himself in the process.
The fire trail eventually caught up to the car, bursting it into flames. The video went on with multiple angle footages of the car ablaze, including a few drone shots, and also shots of Litvin eating his sausages with the flaming car behind him.
The video was uploaded on 24th October (Saturday) and has since garnered over 11 million views on YouTube. According to Motor1, Litvin always had trouble with the Mercedes car dealer when his four-door coupe constantly broke down and the dealer would always find excuses not to repair the car.
It is unsure whether he made this video out of pure annoyance or as a sheer publicity stunt. What we can be sure of is that the revenues made from the views might not make up for the price of the car, which is priced at RM1,798,888 according to local car selling websites.
Watch the video here: