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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.

By Douglas Newcomb Mar 6, 2014 1:52PM

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.

According to the website English Russia, the design for the crazy project car began with the creators using 3-D modeling software, and then evolved into stripping a Nissan Maxima for parts.

Although it looks like what Digital Trends called “Darth Vader’s Baja Bug,” you can still see remnants of the Maxima in the main body, including the roof and doors.

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]

Mar 7, 2014 12:51PM
Perfect for traversing those mountains and deserts in the Crimea when Russia invades...I mean "protect" the Crimean Peninsula.
Mar 6, 2014 3:24PM
That would be cool to have, Not sure I could by tires LOL
Mar 6, 2014 2:49PM
Mar 10, 2014 6:40AM
See? People are the same all over. It's just politics and religion that messes things up!
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