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Russian teen tweaks Lada to drive backwards

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Posted on 29 May, 2020
Russian teen tweaks Lada to drive backwards

A Russian teenager had other motorists scratching their heads after he converted an old Lada to drive backwards.

The then 18-year-old had turned the driver’s seat around and moved the engine into the boot before hitting the open road.

A video of the unusual retrofit was posted on Twitter by Russian TV station NTV in early 2019 and even drew praise from Tesla boss Elon Musk, who wrote in Russian, “Haha awesome”.

However, it did not all end well for the teenager who copped a fine for driving backwards, illegal refitting of a vehicle and driving without insurance. He also had his Lada confiscated by police.

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