Russian Youtuber burns his $100,000 Benz-AMG GT63S due to frustration caused by dealer

Some say it could be his publicity stunt.
Russian Youtuber burns his $100,000 Benz-AMG GT63S due to frustration caused by dealer 97

Russian Youtuber has set his luxurious four-door coupe, Mercedes Benz AMG GT 63 S on fire in a protest directed to car manufacturer.

He is the owner of the ЛИТВИН YouTube channel, named Mikhail Litvin, who has about 5 million subscribers. The video has garnered over 11million views in less than a week.

According to Litvin, he encountered a lot of issues with the expensive car and claims to have sent it to a local dealership 5 times but the dealer apparently refused to repair it.

The car is equipped with the AMG 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo engine that generates 639hp and 900 Nm peak torque, and it’s capable of doing 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds. The car costs RUB 7,980,000 (approximately US$ 100,000).

Russian Youtuber burns his $100,000 Benz-AMG GT63S due to frustration caused by dealer 98
Mercedes Benz-AMG GT63S

Netizens have been doubting the reason of his frustration. They find it difficult to believe that the dealer had refused to repair it for 5 times. Some say it could be his publicity stunt to gain attention from the internet.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.