Crazy Russian dune buggy created from a Nissan Maxima
With a special roll cage and suspension and a massive set of wheels and tires, it could turn heads even in Crimea.
All eyes are on the Crimea because of the standoff between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukraine and its Western allies. But if this crazy Russian custom car were to enter the scene it would turn heads -- and maybe bring some much needed levity to the tense situation.
But that’s about all that’s left of the original car, as it’s been fitted with a special roll cage and suspension and a massive set of wheels and tires. And as Digital Trends noted, hopefully the builders upgraded the engine from the V6 that originally came in the Maxima in order to support this beast.
Other details on the vehicle are about as sketchy as Putin’s claim to be protecting Russian Ukrainians in his push into the Crimea. But we think that the appearance of a car like this could help thaw the new Cold War -- or at least allow driving through almost any type of cold.
[Source: Digital Trends]
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