Watch: See what happens when you replace your wheels with manhole covers...
In Episode 4 of Series 17 of Top Gear, James, Jeremy and Richard decided to rethink the modern train in order to reduce costs. The trio came up with two interesting designs that featured thin, metal wheels replacing the thicker rubber tires of the traditional car.
It seems this iconic episode has finally hit Russia though as a crazy experiment has emerged online.
Garage 54 is one of the biggest automotive YouTube channels in Russia and has become so popular that every video posted to the channel is then translated into English for the rest of the world to see. The group is best known for its crazy ideas and wild antics. In fact, it made a video showing what happens when one swaps wheels for manhole covers.
As you can see, the video goes into a lot of detail about the actual work that goes into the build. However, what we really want to see is how the car drives with massive lumps of metal instead of wheels and there’s definitely plenty of that.
The little Russian hatchback looks ridiculous with such thin wheels. In fact, one could imagine it being towed by a set of horse in the 1800s. Furthermore, without the rubber of the tires soaking up the bumps of the rocky course, the ride doesn’t look particularly pleasant.
The funniest part of all though is when the wheels simply cut their way through the dirt rendering the car literally stuck in the mud. In fact, the weight doesn’t spread across a wide enough surface meaning the car might as well be driving on water.
This isn’t the only mad experiment the Garage 54 team has done. In fact, they constantly come out with wackier and more ridiculous videos all the time., so check them out!