In late 1983, Poland was just stepping out from under the crushing weight of martial law from an extremely oppressive government, which suppressed pro-Democracy activism, ruined the economy and directly led to the deaths of dozens. After martial law was lifted, old Top Gear visited the country to explore its…
In a stroke of genius, Vlad from YouTube channel Garage 54 ENG decided to fill an old Russian Lada sedan with five tons of concrete. The result? Getting the manual-trans car to move at all under its own power with all that weight onboard was a real struggle that likely chewed the hell out of that clutch.
You can buy a brand new Lada Niva (well, technically it’s called the “Lada 4x4") today that’s really not much different than the Niva that launched in the late 1970s. Just look at that awesome, lifted little 4x4 hatchback. It is what off-road dreams are made of.
A camouflage paint job straight from the factory? A camouflage paint job straight from the factory! That’s the 2018 Lada 4x4, which used to be called the Lada Niva, an SUV that is the greatest Soviet car of all time.
I can’t get enough of this beautiful golden-hour Lada drift session. Here is the Soviets’ most infamous everyman’s car, getting sideways gracefully in the snow.
Now that our company’s plot has been exposed, we invite you to join us as we smash the corrupt capitalist bourgeoise in our Lada Nivas! It’ll be fun, you should come.
If you’ve got a Lada, chances are high that at some point it will need a tow. But perhaps you are the do-it-yourself-type. “Screw hiring a professional!” you declare. “I’ll do it myself!”
If watching a Porsche 911 GT2 RS reclaim the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for street-legal sports cars isn’t your speed, rejoice! We have found the complete opposite. Boosted Boris took a Lada 2101 on the ‘Ring back in July, which goes at relaxing Sunday drive speeds whether you want it to or not.
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To conquer frozen lands of ice and snow, you need the most rugged car possible: a Lada offroader assembled by large hammers and vodka.
As I’m sitting here, cautiously enjoying the freakishly warm February in New York City, it’s easy to forget that it gets, like, properly cold in other places. Places like Russia, where even a poor little Lada can’t escape the murderous ice.
There’s something deeply satisfying about watching this Lada 2105 drift through its natural habitat of snow and ice.
How many times have you been this close to buying an old Lada sedan, but stopped yourself at the last minute because you just can’t deal with all that weather protection, you fear body rust, and you just can’t even with a traditional three-box design? If this sounds familiar, boy do I have the car for you: a Bohse…
These are the motorsports Audi has been reduced to after Dieselgate, folks. Actually, we’re pretty okay with this one.
Ferries are big boats that often transport people and cars across large bodies of water. It’s important to note that it’s best to wait until the ferry docks again before trying to exit.
There are a lot of reasons why it had do go down like this. One of them is that I started our journey without ever believing our old Lada could make it more than 3,500 miles on a brutal drive from Budapest to the Armenian capital of Yerevan. I couldn’t have been more wrong—but it still never got to go home.
We know you’ve been begging for Ford for a new Bronco, and no one can deny that the 2004 Bronco concept still looks cool today. Well somebody took the matter into their own hands, turning a humble Lada into a surprisingly clean execution of this design.
I’m not exactly sure of what’s going on here, or why. My guess is that the crazy Russians over at UFO Garage are doing some project that involves most of a Tahoe, so they decided to have some fun with it and a Lada.
The Russians really seem to have a thing for snow, crappy little sedans and absurdly capable off-road vehicles. This guy’s home-brewed commuter tank marries all three concepts, and it may be one of my all-time favorites.