This modded Volkswagen Golf has been turned into a topsy-turvy rollover mobile for endless hours of amusement.
When you fit a car with a roll cage, usually the intent is to protect the passengers in the event of a crash. The cage itself keeps the cockpit from crumpling and crushing the unfortunate occupants.
However, this car has a slightly different kind of roll cage. It still keeps the cabin from getting smashed, but it doesn’t necessarily keep the car’s occupants safe.
We have Garage 54 (by way of Motor1) to thank for this genius automotive project. Garage is a big, burly Russian dude who has done all manner of horrible things to Ladas in the name of entertainment. His compatriot is MasterMilo82, a Danish man who owns what is called the Roll Golf 2.0 after his first Roll Golf died in a fire.
It wasn’t because he rolled it too hard though. It was an unfortunate, and unrelated, garage fire.
Making the Roll Golf 2.0 was simple. First, take an old VW Golf that you don’t care too much about. Next, rip out the whole interior. This will make sense when you move on to the next part, which is sawing the car in half and removing the rear seats. Don’t want carpeting or wires to catch fire when you bust out the circular saws.
Once the rear section of the car has been removed, weld the two halves back together to form a super short Golf that looks like a clown car. Which is apt considering the next part involves turning into a tumbling fool.
Finally, the most important bit: the roll cage. This cage is made out of bent steel in the shape of an egg with the nose of the car being the base of the egg-shaped cage. This is so that as much weight is at the front of the car as possible in order to make it easier to roll.
Now find an old, abandoned road, drive really fast, slam on the brakes, and make sure your tongue is nowhere near your teeth.
The landing looks to be a little jarring, but the Roll Golf 2.0 seems to consistently roll with just a bit of power. Fun for all ages, so long as you wear a helmet (which only one of these crazy Russians did in the video).