Crazy Russian gearhead cannot stop adding engines to his Lada and creates an insane 6x6 monster car.
We’re pretty sure Garage 54--Russian car enthusiast, YouTuber, and gearhead--has a problem. Last time he was busy adding a second engine to his old beater Lada, creating a 2.7-L inline 8-cylinder car. But since then he’s caught the motor bug and literally cannot stop adding engines.
It’s getting to the point where the man needs an intervention.
Now, a third engine has been added to a welded-on cradle that turns the whole car into some sort of mutant hot rod. Now being dubbed a 4.0-L inline 12-cylinder, which is actually just three 1.3-ish liter 4-cylinder engines all welded together, Garage 54 not only proves that he can no longer be trusted around Ladas but also that the more engines you add to a car the faster it will go.
Last time, Garage 54 tested the base-Lada at being able to go from zero to 60 kph (or 0-37 mph) in 6.5 seconds. That’s no fast, but it’s a car made during the reign of the Soviet Union--what do you expect? After adding a second engine, however, that acceleration time improved to 6.2 seconds.
With a third engine, that time gets down to 5.4 seconds. We’re pretty sure if he just kept adding engines he’d eventually get down to supercar-levels of acceleration. He’d have a Lada that was a mile long and just dozens of engines strung together, but it’d be fast at least.
At least this time Garage 54 ditched the home radiator for something that looks like it came out of a dump truck, or possibly a tractor. Also, the wheel wheels were all hammered out to add some homemade snow tires, which are just regular tires with screws embedded in them.
Truly, this man is a Picasso among motor enthusiasts.
We don’t actually have a dyno track to test it, but Garage 54 estimates that the combined engine output is somewhere between 250 and 300 hp. That sounds a little optimistic considering each Lada engine is maybe rated for 50 horses each.
This is likely the last we’ll see of Garage 54’s crazy triple-engined Lada as he jokingly states he won’t add a fourth engine. Then again, that’s what he said last time.