Drifting the 700HP M6 and Shooting AK-103s: Latvia Part 2 of 2 - LIVE AND LET DRIVE

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ALEX ROY: Countries like Latvia, countries in which
there was a KGB headquarters in each capital city, in which
people were taken for various forms of unpleasantness.

The best solution to how I felt coming out of there was
to go to a gun range and do some shooting.
Beneath what appears to be a soccer field and astride a
middle school full of kids playing games.
The gun range, apparently the most popular gun range in
Riga, is located underneath the bleachers of
a local high school.
This target showing a depiction of almost everyone
woman I've ever been with being attacked by the
juggernaut represents the literal and figurative target
of my hatred tonight.
I actually have more shooting experience than I do driving
experience, which is to say, not very much of either.
Thankfully, this woman, who does not want to be on camera,
apparently has some kind of army experience and is a
professional shooter.
Let's just keep her away from teaching Otto, who I don't
trust at all.
INSTRUCTOR: Who wants to start shooting?
The shortage of animals on display was balanced out by
the preponderance of excellent Warsaw Pact firearms--
Tokarev pistols, Makarovs, used, sadly, for many
So this was from--
this design they used in World War II?
ALEX ROY: I see.
And then you had the AK-103, which is the modern variance
of the AK-47.
I was happy to hear this, because not many people know
that the interim AK-74 was a 5.45 round, comparable to an
M16 round, which everybody knows is a cowardly size
ammunition compared to the wonderful bulk, the weight,
the gravitas of Warsaw Pact 7.62.
ALEX ROY: As I stated then, and many time before, I'm not
a very good driver.
In fact, I'm a much better shooter than I am driver,
which is why everyone wants me to come along with them on
their zombie survival training course and join them in the
bunker when that day comes.
And I prove it once again by being the
best shot of the day.
We're not surrounded by 10 guys trying to prove
something, only three.

ALEX ROY: So this is the spetznaz shooting.
FEMALE SPEAKER: Spetznaz shooting.
ALEX ROY: So three in the abdomen, two to the head.
I'm taking this home to show JF what
happens when I'm crossed.
From Latvia.

Otto would have gotten me to Latvia a lot sooner if he'd
told me about Latvian food.
As everyone in the comments section knows, I like to eat.

A Latvian buffet makes the American buffet look like a
booft, because they're talking about [IN DEEP VOICE]
I mean, Buffet!
There must have been 65 feet of food.
You want to talk about their foliage and the women here,
it's all nonsense.
The food, the food.
I mean, the food, it was awesome.
And I'm rambling like a child because, seriously, you think
I talk too much?
That's because you haven't left for Latvia yet.
I'm going to keep talking.
Go to Latvia and eat something.
They know what the [BLEEP]
they're talking about.
The food's amazing.

The next morning, after our night at the second best club
I've ever been to, it was time to go to the track.
ALEX ROY: In the middle of a very thick forest, suddenly,
we find a clearing.
In the distance, a track.
In the foreground, a family.
And in front of them, what appeared to be a four-year-old
boy in a cart.
I've been to tracks.
I've seen kids in carts.
I've never seen a child this young in a cart who, upon our
approach, when he took his helmet off,
could barely speak.
That's how young he was.


ALEX ROY: Who lends a highly modified M6 to anyone they
don't really know, especially me?
Well, of course, unless you're the most
interesting man in Latvia.
The owner, Yanis.
Yanis, thanks so much for having us here.
YANIS: Thank you.
Thank you.

ALEX ROY: If you come to the United States and make sure
you bring two copies of your passport, one fake, one real,
I will teach you.
Because that's what you need.
Tell us, first of all, why you selected this car.
Not even before the G-power modifications, what made you
buy a BMW M6?

ALEX ROY: Why not a Porsche 911?
ALEX ROY: I have not seen a single Porsche 911 in this
entire country.

ALEX ROY: So we met years ago on the Gumball.
And I was arrested.
You drove away.
2007 Gumball, in Montenegro, I was pulled over by police.
The other car pulled over was this M6.
I didn't know the man driving it, although I got to know him
quite well when he drove away and escaped the police,
leaving me behind.
That's OK We didn't know each other.
But if you took that car in the Gumball, this car, and you
did as well as you did, what made you think you needed to
put more power into it?
ALEX ROY: More confidence?

ALEX ROY: All right.
Now I've driven this car, and I'm telling you, it has more
power than I would feel comfortable
having in this car.
The G-Power upgrade is enormous.
What made you decide to do that as opposed to, say, well,
Dinan upgrades?
There's many other upgrades available for this car.

ALEX ROY: So can you tell us, what is the set of
modifications G-Power did to this car, and then
afterwards, show us?

ALEX ROY: All right.
Let's take a look underneath the hood, because I'm very
curious to see what it actually looks like.
This is a G-Power M6.
If you know Dinan, you know there are a couple of shops
who focus on one brand.
G-Power Power in Germany is one of
those aftermarket tuners.
How many horsepower is up here?
ALEX ROY: Yanis decided to install the stage two G-Power
package, which added 200 horsepower to this car, which
already had 500.
And how much did it cost for what is arguably a very
impressive looking Installation?

ALEX ROY: If you told me that Chris Harris had called ahead
and warned everyone in Latvia not to let me drive their car
or even be taught how to drive their car,
I wouldn't be surprised.
If you're afraid of me driving, that's fine.
Luckily, we had Harald Schlegelmilch.
I just want to get out and start.

ALEX ROY: And you're the guy who is Formula 2 GP2 champion?
HARALD SCHLEGELMILCH: I've been racing almost everything
except Formula 1, yeah.
ALEX ROY: I've heard about you.
2006 Austrian Formula 3 champion, instructor of that
little kid.
I was mildly scared when Chris Harris drove me
around in his Porsche.
I was absolutely terrified when Harald took me out in the
G-Power M6.

HARALD SCHLEGELMILCH: I don't even remember when was the
last time I drove an M6, so I need to get used to it a
little bit.

HARALD SCHLEGELMILCH: It's really aggressive.


This car is crazy.
ALEX ROY: Coming from you, that means a lot.
It's really good.

I hope Yanis will not be angry.
ALEX ROY: No, I think he'll be fine.
HARALD SCHLEGELMILCH: So I tried to push just a little
bit, just so we get a small drift, not too much.
Because we could have done it more aggressively and faster,
but then, I mean, two laps and the tires would be gone.

ALEX ROY: When we got back, it was quite clear when he shook
his head that this car has too much power.
That was my first and definitely not my last
experience drifting as a passenger with someone who is
an unbelievably great driver.
Harald, that was nuts.
But I couldn't help but notice that you seemed as shocked and
surprised as I was.
HARALD SCHLEGELMILCH: I had just as much fun as,
hopefully, you did.
ALEX ROY: And how does this compare among cars you've
driven here at this track?
HARALD SCHLEGELMILCH: I mean, I have driven many cars, but
this is definitely one of the most
aggressive ones, for sure.
I mean, you go down to the floor, and it's like the
acceleration is crazy and--
ALEX ROY: It was crazy.
ALEX ROY: Yanis, I owe you an apology, because up till now,
I'd only ever ridden this around town.
And I'm like, a little stiff suspension, transmission a
little nuts.
I completely understand why this is the car for you.
Let me repeat that again.
For you.
YANIS: Thank you.
ALEX ROY: Thanks a lot, and what an amazing day it's been.
Harald, I want to talk to you about some instruction.
ALEX ROY: It's on--
that's the evidence.
I need to lie down.
ALEX ROY: Awesome, awesome.