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In general, if you’ve got the sad task of flat-towing a dilapidated rustbucket, standard procedure is to chuck a set of wheels on the rotting carcass before pulling it onto the road. But when there’s snow on the ground, frictional forces change, you can cheap out on the wheels, and even your little hatchback will seem like a beastly heavy-duty pickup.

I don’t know what the heck is going on here, but it seems pretty self-explanatory: a genius Russian turned his hatchback into a tow truck, and his junker into a sled by flipping the latter on its lid. Just watch the baby economy car tow well above its weight class:

Clearly, this brilliant Russian mastermind has an advanced background in physics.

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Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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