Here's What Happened When We Hosted A Car Meet In Budapest

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Jalopnik's first European car meetup got Mr. Okulski behind the wheel of a heavily tuned Lotus Omega and Mr. Hardigree behind the wheel of a ZAZ, of all things. Here's all the action on video straight from the heart of Budapest.


What's the connection between a late four-stroke Wartburg and the fall of the Berlin Wall? Can a real live Texan put a Zaporozhets into reverse? What's better with a 2.0 turbo, a 2014 Cadillac CTS or a 2014 Skoda Octavia RS? Is a 140 hp rear-wheel drive communist car a good idea? What sort of gearbox do you replace the Corvette ZR1's with if you choose to tune up your Lotus Omega? Can Jalopnik's Deputy Editor make a Trabant wagon move with five people onboard?

Some of these questions are answered below, thank's to Nino Karotta's amazing video. Just don't forget to switch on the subtitles for the Hungarian parts:

We should do this more often.


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This trend confuses me, I get it on cars that are actually old enough to have that kinda rust as per the style too... but ... o_O