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  • - What? What happened?

  • - Is that 137?

  • - Yeah, 137.

  • - Today is Tuesday, August 18, 2020,

  • and yesterday was the hottest day recorded on Earth,

  • in Death Valley, Nevada.

  • And today is supposed to be one degree hotter.

  • So it's gonna break records today.

  • We're in the middle of a weird year 2020

  • when a lot of people are just staying home.

  • My kids went back to school this week,

  • I've got nothing better to do.

  • So I wanna take this Tesla

  • and drive it to Death Valley

  • and be there when it's the hottest that it can possibly be.

  • And see how this bad boy survives

  • and hopefully be there for the record breaking day,

  • 131 degrees Fahrenheit, which is this hot in Celsius,

  • which is pretty dang hot.

  • The specific place that we are trying to go to today

  • is called Furnace Creek

  • and it's a little town.

  • Inside of Death Valley they have a resort,

  • they have a golf course.

  • If the golf course is open today,

  • I'm going to make another video

  • where I'm gonna see if I can play 18 holes

  • in 130 degree temperatures.

  • So let's go on the adventure.

  • Let's see how well my Tesla Model X 2017

  • can hold up to the extreme heat.

  • And let's see how much I can hold up to it.

  • I don't know what's gonna happen today,

  • but it's gonna be interesting.

  • It's 7:22am and it's 91 degrees,

  • I have 253 miles range on my Tesla.

  • Unfortunately for me 253 miles

  • in my 2017 Tesla Model X is about as good as it gets.

  • I could stay here another 20 minutes and charge

  • and maybe get another 10 miles.

  • But my car is lost a lot of range over the last few years.

  • The best Tesla can do right now is 400 miles range

  • in a Tesla Model S and that's pretty good.

  • That's way better than what I have in here.

  • But the rumor is Tesla's about to get a lot better range.

  • We already know with the Tesla Roadster and the Model X

  • it's going to have around five to 600 mile range.

  • And that's coming out within a year, year and a half.

  • So for now 253 miles,

  • there is a supercharger about 45 minutes away

  • from Furnace Creek.

  • So hopefully we can charge out there.

  • (upbeat music)

  • I wanna make sure I get the best mileage possible

  • and the heat does weird things on your tire, so does cool.

  • So I stopped to fill up my car to 42 psi's.

  • And actually the front two are a little bit low.

  • So this is a good move.

  • Okay, now we're safely ready to continue on our way.

  • (upbeat music)

  • We're 26 miles away from Furnace Creek.

  • If you're in California right now,

  • we're on these roads that are straight forever.

  • And there's nothing on both sides,

  • just these weird mountain ranges in the distance,

  • but oddly enough, it's still not 100 degrees.

  • We've been driving for about an hour and 20 minutes

  • and it's still 96 degrees,

  • which is just as hot as it was as we left Las Vegas.

  • But Death Valley is actually 220 feet below sea level.

  • And I guess that makes it get hotter there.

  • If you broke down out here, it would be a problem.

  • So if you want to come to Death Valley,

  • probably pack lots of water bottles

  • as a safety kit inside of your car.

  • I've got my What's inside water bottle.

  • There's some water in there,

  • but I probably should have packed some more.

  • (country music)

  • Right now we're 18 miles away from Furnace Creek

  • and I just passed a sign that said 3000 feet elevation.

  • I've been wondering why it's 98 degrees right now

  • and we're so close to Death Valley and it's not hot.

  • So we need to drop 3000 feet

  • and the more that we drop, the hotter it gets.

  • It's gonna get hot.

  • Hey, I had to film for like a minute or two,

  • it switched over to 100 and we are 13 miles away.

  • We're five miles away.

  • So in the last eight miles

  • we've dropped 2000 feet to elevation,

  • 1000 feet above sea level

  • and now we're at 107.

  • It is 9:18 in the morning.

  • We're gonna stay here as long as we can today

  • until we see that record temperature.

  • But right now it literally looks like we just are on Mars.

  • (country music)

  • We've made it to Furnace Creek.

  • We are below sea level right now.

  • It's 111 degrees and we have 111 miles range left.

  • Illuminati.

  • We are going to make a video right now

  • about golfing in this temperature.

  • The latest tee time they let us go out is 10:00 am.

  • 111 degrees.

  • It feels good out here.

  • And I need to find a place to charge here while we're here.

  • Good news, I have my adapter

  • and they do have chargers and a few of the places here.

  • That's good because a supercharger is not very close

  • and you can lose energy really faster.

  • It's green, it says it's charging.

  • Let's see if it actually did charge.

  • Well, it's not the fastest charge.

  • Well, that's not ideal,

  • it's better than nothing.

  • I'm gonna go golfing.

  • We're here at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center

  • for the National Park.

  • And good news, this is the place where they actually have

  • the thermometer that tells you what the temperature is

  • and no joke, we're just pulling up and it said 129,

  • I'm like, "Dang, that's good."

  • And then right then bam 130.

  • We did it.

  • (gibberish)

  • It did say 130 a few seconds ago.

  • And then I came over to film and it's teasing me.

  • It went down to 129, 3:45.

  • So they say around four o'clock

  • is the hottest time of the day.

  • Perfect.

  • Got like next 15 minutes.

  • I think we might see 131 today.

  • I don't know I'm optimistic.

  • The Tesla, I put it on the temperature to stay on.

  • So let's go inside

  • and see how good it actually holds up

  • with the temperature like this.

  • All right, so I'm in the Tesla.

  • It says right on the Tesla, it says that it's 128,

  • I have 185 miles range.

  • The sun is directly above us right there.

  • So I'm gonna pull around,

  • I wanna be able to see when it switches over to 130.

  • But since the car says 128,

  • then maybe we're just there for a moment to see the 130.

  • I have it set for 72 degrees.

  • I'll be honest here it is not 72 degrees,

  • but it makes sense.

  • There's Hunter.

  • Hi, Hunter.

  • He's just waiting.

  • It still says 129.

  • We're just sitting here in the car

  • for probably 10 minutes, maybe 15 minutes

  • and we've lost two miles range on the car.

  • That's a little concerning.

  • We still have to make it all the way to Las Vegas.

  • There's not a supercharger between here and there.

  • You look in the car says it's 128 in the car.

  • So it says it's actually...

  • Cool, it's 130.

  • It's 130, let's go.

  • It did it.

  • (Hunter giggles)

  • We gotta go.

  • We did it.

  • We saw the 130.

  • Can it hit 131 and top yesterday?

  • That's kind of the big question.

  • We're running out of time.

  • The Tesla, I don't know if you can hear it.

  • It is loud.

  • (Hunter mumbles)

  • It is working overtime over there.

  • I don't think the eight they're on right now.

  • It's just cooling the batteries.

  • We've gotta see 131.

  • If it happens today, I gotta see it on this sign.

  • This is the place.

  • We have some what appears to be instagramers

  • that just pulled up.

  • Definitely instagramers this couple that's here.

  • They just pulled up,

  • they're getting their photos,

  • leaving their Instagram stories on.

  • - Ooooh. - Oh, he got burned.

  • 130, we're back.

  • Get to 131.

  • Those people just walked right by it.

  • Do they not know what they're seeing?

  • He's flexing the abs, smart.

  • Another instagramer.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Well, we're down to 128 on our car.

  • And I'm not super concerned.

  • It's only 99 miles to Las Vegas.

  • But it is crazy hot

  • and we do have to climb on the way up there.

  • I'm a little concerned that we're not going to see 131

  • because we're at 128 in the car that's down to 129.

  • Great, it's 130 again.

  • Yes, it's 130 again.

  • Well, if it gets to 131 we will capture it.

  • (upbeat music)

  • What? What happened?

  • - It's 131.

  • - Is that 131?

  • - That's 131.

  • - That was in the picture yesterday.

  • That's 131.

  • - Wait 137? No.

  • (Hunter mumbles)

  • What happened here?

  • What happened here?

  • 55 Celsius.

  • What did it change?

  • Is that 137?

  • - Yeah.

  • - Yeah, 137.

  • - Is that really 137?

  • What's 55 Celsius?

  • - Maybe it's not, maybe it's...

  • - Why does it say that?

  • Why does it say that?

  • - (mumbling) Oh my gosh, we see it.

  • It's 131.

  • - Hunter, get ready for camera.

  • - You gotta get this.

  • (indistinct chatter)

  • - Okay, go, go, go.

  • Okay, all right.

  • Before it changes.

  • Yay, go ahead, guys.

  • 131 we did it.

  • - Okay, if...

  • - If what?

  • - This is crazy.

  • - This is crazy.

  • We're here.

  • - We waited here for quite a while to get this.

  • - Yeah, get that.

  • - It's down on you buddy.

  • - Oh, crap.

  • - It's only 130.

  • - Now 130 feels like a disappointment.

  • That was such exhilaration.

  • Oh my God.

  • 131 it was there for a good I don't know 60 seconds.

  • (clock ticking)

  • - That was insane.

  • - That was amazing.

  • That was amazing.

  • The hottest recorded temperature on earth is that 131