Welcome, friends, fans, followers, and anybody else that fits under a descriptive term that starts with an F, to the TWENTIETH Velocity Weekly! Funny to think you've stuck around to listen to me in this newsletter for almost half a year now. And in case you suddenly feel old, here's some new headlines with Wraith to set the mood right.THE NEWS
Thanks, boss. Let's get to our first headline, and one that'll surely get Anastasia's attention. Can you say... Carbon Chiron? I can. And so can a rather specific Bugatti dealership, that actually built a full Chiron, using nothing but Carbon Fiber for the body. I'd imagine that would help quite a bit in corners, only problem is, the only person who'll know is the lucky guy who buys this thing, because the one you're looking at is the only one in the world.
Next up is a hot rodder's dream come true. When you look at this machine, you'd think it's a general '32 Ford Coupe rat rod with some added modifications. But take a look at that grille. Does that look farmiliar? It should, because that's an Aston Martin grille. The reason it's there is because of the V12 engine, which is also made by Aston Martin. This car is known as the Aston Martin Mark IV, a one-off machine made by a group known as One-Off Effects. Lot of exclusive cars going around lately, huh?
And finally, we have the next racing machine from Ferrari. And, surprise, surprise, it's also ridiculously exclusive, but in a different way. It's called the 488 Pista Piloti, and it's a motorsport-ified version of the already hardcore 488 Pista. But here's the thing: It's only being sold to experienced racing drivers. Which means if you want it, you'll not only need a fat sack of cash, you'll also need a race suit and quite a bit of track day time under your belt. Essentially, you're racing for pinks without the worry of cops. If you didn't get the joke, go play Need for Speed Most Wanted '05.
And with that, let's go to Sydney for a rather sizeable Q&A Session.Q&A WITH THE CREW
Appreciate it, Wraith. Now, since this is the twentieth volume of VW, we asked for questions to any Signature Edition driver from any season, including Velocity. And here's what we got.
: To all the Signature Edition drivers, how do you feel about the Horizon festival moving to the UK?
Velocitario: Uh oh...
Literally Everyone Who Drives A British Car: IT'S ABOUT TIME!!
: To Velocity, do you like parties? If so, what about Mario Party?
Velocitario: I'm always up for a quick party, but I never got into Mario Party that much. Too much luck involved.
: To Velocity, would you be surprised if I wrote something special for Team Sonic Racing?
Velocitario: To be brutally honest, no. I mean, you literally just told me, so all the surprise factor just went out the window.
: To M.W., Of all the adversaries from Need for Speed, which one have you had the most trouble beating?
M.W.: Cross. Not that he gives me trouble, it's that I can't touch him. No matter what I do when the cops are after me, he just sits there. Right behind me. If you slow down, he slows down, If you speed up, he speeds up, but he never makes an attempt to pass you. It's a bit creepy, if I'm being honest. But, nothing a quick falling billboard won't fix.
: To all Signature Edition drivers, are you going through extensive training for the next Horizon Festival with is set in London?
Wraith: I'll take this one. Well, we're all rather farmiliar with our cars, meaning the only other thing we can train on is the new roads. And those aren't something we have access to. So... No.
: To Nivisa, has anyone intimidated you?
Nivisa: N-No... Less intimidated, more frightened... For me, anyway. I wouldn't know about anyone else.
: To Velocity, how farmiliar are you with the modern fictional Hot Wheels cars?
Velocitario: ...Rip Rod, Bye Focal 2, 24 Ours, Sharkruiser, Croc Rod, HW-40, Prototype H-24, The Gov'ner, Dune It Up, 16 Angels- sorry, did you say something?
To Jade, what do you think about Monarch? Is he worth your time?
Jade: Well, when you put it that way, I'd honestly be surprised if he managed to get within ten seconds of me. His ride just can't be optimized for S2 Class as mine can.
: I remember your reaction to my current icon was "What in the name of everything TURQUOISE is that icon!?" My question is why did you react that way?
Velocitario: Well, call it a mood swing. After all, it's a tad surprising when you go from a Nissan GT-R shooting out electricity to a redhead anime girl in a wedding gown.
Sydney: Whew. Now, with that out of the way, we can hit the Fast Lane.THE FAST LANE
Alright. I know I've been trying literature for a while, with varying levels of success, but with the collaboration story known as Over/Drive going around between me and my crewmates, we've all been at our keyboards. However, while I wait for the others to get started on their side of the story, I've been cooking up a little something in the meantime.
Here's the backstory: I'm one of the fastest racers you'll ever meet, especially in the Need for Speed universe. I've conquered Fortune Valley, Ventura Bay, Redview County, you name it. However, there's always been one location that's out of my control: Rockport City. Mainly because a different driver beat me to the punch. But after I got to know him, I entrusted him with keeping Rockport under his control, and I also gave him the honor of being a Signature Edition driver. His signature car? Well, that's a little complicated. This is his story.
You don't know me. Nobody does. The world thought it could break it's own rules and get away with it. Now I have a target. The man who stole my identity. The man who knew the threat I posed to him, but had the nerve to take everything from me, then talk trash. It's funny, really. Every time I remember his words, I remember saying to him this:
"Keep talking. The more you flap your lips, the more satisfying it'll be for me when I take everything from you and grind you into dust under my heel."
It's been three days since that happened. And now, I have my shot. You know what they say...
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And with that, it is time to end. Thank you all so much for tuning in, and GOOD NIGHT!!