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Russian YouTubers shock the public with crazy transparent car

Published: 2/Oct/2020 4:58 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 5:38

by Kieran Bicknell

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YouTubers Garage54 are well-known for their whacky builds, but this might be one of their best yet. Judging by the public reaction to the car, we’d certainly say so.

From building wheels out of tools to running cars on lighter fluid, the team at Garage54 are well-versed in building unusual creations. Hailing from Russia, the team posts on both their Russian channel and their over-dubbed English channel.

In this instance, they have transformed an old Soviet-era Lada sedan into a crazy, fully-transparent car.

To achieve this, the team cut out the body panels of their old ‘ultra light weight’ lada car which resembles a giant sponge. By the end of the process, all that was left was the metal ‘skeleton’ of the Lada.

Garage 54 stands next to a vehicle with a terrible yellow and black paintjob.
YouTube: Garage 54
One Russian YouTuber transformed this garish vehicle into a sleek and unique transparent ride.

Next, the car was resprayed from yellow to white, and the panels replaced with what appears to be some form of plastic sheeting. This was riveted onto the frame of the car, then ‘stretched’ using heat to form taught panels.

Once complete, Garage 54’s host Vlad casually says “to make it drive, we need an engine. So we’ll put one in.” Long-time viewers of the channel are familiar with their typically laid-back attitude, making light work of even big tasks such as this.

Having re-installed the engine, interior and other parts to make the car somewhat road-legal, Vlad then takes it out for a drive. Given how crazy some of their projects are, this car must’ve drawn the most attention they’ve ever received.

“This autumn weather is a bit of a downer… lets drive out on the road [and] hopefully cheer some people up” he says, climbing into the car for the first time. Out on the road, Vlad says it’s like “driving an aquarium!”

Driving past strangers on the streets, people literally stopped in their tracks to stare at the car.

Reactions were mixed, with older generations in particular looking completely perplexed at Vlad’s strange creation. Thumbs up from strangers and phone photos were also a common theme, as many people were shocked by the strange creation.

Strangers stand around Garage54's unique creation.
YouTube: Garage 54
The YouTuber’s unique ride caught the attention of passersby.

“The car’s appearance is pretty unusual, it’s quite cool. I’m getting looks from both youngsters and older folk” he says driving down the street. Pulled up at a set of lights, a stranger says the car is “sick” while admiring the work.

With heads turning everywhere he drives, Vlad and the Garage54 team have truly created a one-of-a-kind car with this insane Lada.

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Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn update: Zenvo TSR, challenges, Forzathon

Published: 28/Oct/2020 10:50 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 10:59

by Kieran Bicknell

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Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 has proven to be quite a lucrative update, with plenty of new cars and even new features on offer. With October 29 bringing about the move to autumn, players have a chance to get their hands on some legendary vehicles and more.

Forza Horizon 4 is still a firm fan favorite in spite of its age, with plenty of new vehicles and challenges available each week. For Series 28 autumn season, the legendary Zenvo TSR-S and Volkswagen I.D. R have taken their place as ‘star’ prizes for playlist completion.

Not only are there two legendary cars up for grabs, but a whole host of other rare, hard-to-find cars are available through the challenge playlist. There are also the usual super wheelspins up for grabs, along with a legendary piece of apparel too.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn cars

Fans of hard-to-find cars will be very happy to see two ‘hero’ cars as the playlist completion bonuses for the autumn season of series 28.

While neither of the cars are completely new to the game in the way the GMC Syclone was for Summer, both of the vehicles up for grabs are extremely hard to get in-game, and disappear almost instantly from the auction house.

Autumn season completion bonus cars

Completion percentage Car name Car rarity / traits
50% season completion Zenvo TSR-S Legendary, hard-to-find
80% season completion #94 Volkswagen I.D. R Legendary, hard-to-find

Autumn season challenge cars

Event name Event type Car reward Car rarity / traits
Getting Gnarly The Trial 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE Common, hard-to-find
Autumn Games Seasonal playground 1969 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport 396 Forza Edition Forza Edition, wheelspin car
Hyperspace Express Season event 2018 Italdesign Zerouno Epic, hard-to-find
One Of Us Season event 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5 Rare, hard-to-find
Forza Horizon 4 Autumn DriveSeries 28 Autumn season has plenty of cars and prizes on offer.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 seasonal events – rewards

Autumn also brings several new and exclusive events for Forza Horizon 4 players. Along with the cars above, there are also several other prizes on offer.

Event name Event type Reward
#MiniMountain Photo challenge Super Wheelspin
Forest Sprite Showcase remix Super Wheelspin
Sylvan Hollow Seasonal PR Stunt (Speed trap) Super Wheelspin
Reservoir Ridge Seasonal PR Stunt (Danger sign) Super Wheelspin
The Orchards Seasonal PR Stunt (Speed Zone) Super Wheelspin
Tourist Trap Season event [Legendary] Classic race helmet

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn Forzathon

Forzathon for the autumn season is centered around the theme “Executive Saloons” and features a number of challenges for drivers of either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4 saloons.

Weekly challenges unlock as you progress through them, with a total of 4 ‘chapters’ available for completion.

There are also seven ‘daily challenges’ with skill and event objectives to complete. Daily challenges are unlocked with each consecutive day of the season, but do run out over time.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn RS4Series 28 Autumn Forzathon revolves around the 2006 Audi RS4 and the 2005 BMW M3.

Series 28 Autumn weekly challenges

Completion of each weekly challenge earns players 200fp (Forzathon points) to redeem in the Forzathon shop.

Weekly challenge name Challenge requirements
Chapter 1 – Executive Saloons Own and drive either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4.
Chapter 2 – A Step Ahead Earn a total of 12 stars from Speed Traps in either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4
Chapter 3 – Track Day Win three Road Series events in either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4
Chapter 4 – Impressive Performance Earn drift or pass skills to collect 3 Showoff Skill combos in either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4.

Series 28 autumn daily challenges

Completion of each daily challenge earns players 20fp (Forzathon points) to redeem in the Forzathon shop.

Daily Challenge Name Challenge Requirements
#1 Stars And Garters Earn 1 star or better at any Speed Trap
#2 Slick Performance Win a Road Circuit event
#3 Gotta Go Fast Earn 3 Speed Skills
#4 Go-Faster Stripes Earn 1 Ultimate Speed Skill
#5 Get Rekt Earn 1 Wreckage Skill
#6 Eye of the Storm Earn 3 Great Drafting Skills
#7 Massive Damage Earn 2 Awesome Wreckage Skills

Series 28 Autumn Forzathon Shop

The Forzathon shop for Series 28 Autumn Season is yet to be announced, so be sure to check back for updates.