Mechanics Test What It Takes To Make A Lada Front Flip
There's flipping cars, which is the art of buying used vehicles at low prices and quickly selling them for a profit, and then, there's literally flipping cars. As always, the Russian mechanics from the Garage 54 channel have come up with a bizarre video idea that you can't help but watch the whole way through: Can a Lada do a flip? Not just any Lada, but the one they've modified by fitting four diffs in previous videos.
Using metal beams, the mechanics build a contraption resembling a swing that they will be mounting the car. Then, they secure it by the rear axle to get it spin around its own axis and see whether it will have the power to do a flip. Building the construction takes the bigger portion of the video, but it's fun nonetheless since they have to overcome some engineering challenges before actually doing the experiment.
Overall, the challenges sadly don't stop, so if you think you can help them come up with brilliant engineering solutions, or you simply want to learn whether the Lada can make it, make sure to watch the video embedded above and enjoy!
Verena Mohaupt, logistics coordinator of MOSAiC, Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, talks about the perilous journey.