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TikTokkers go viral with insanely fast drivable sofa

Published: 7/Aug/2020 16:32 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:22

by Kieran Bicknell


While TikTok is a gold mine for crazy, often pointless videos sometimes you find something that’s just so crazy, it’s actually clever. That’s exactly the case here, as shown by TikTok user AK_Stremboli and his mate Jack’s crazy motorized sofa.

Yes, that’s correct; A motorized sofa. Seemingly built upon a custom-made go-kart frame, the two-seater couch can be driven around whilst sat in comfort.

The off-road performance of this ‘couch-mobile’ also seems surprisingly good, being able to run around dirt roads with ease. Practicality isn’t a strong point and there are not even any cup holders, which is a shame given the soft, comforting nature of the seating.

@ak_stremboliHe’s got some crazy ideas! ##couch ##gokart ##driving ##silly ##funny ##awesome ##cars ##car ##teuck ##trucks ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage♬ original sound – ak_stremboli

Go-Kart power

All jokes aside, this is likely a terrifying vehicle to ride on with no seatbelts and very little in the way of safety, though if anything goes wrong the riders could just jump away to safety.

It seems that the sofa is controlled via a joystick-style arrangement linked directly to the chassis. Power comes from a 2-stroke Go Kart engine and apparently the sofa can reach a mildly terrifying 60 km/h (37mph) at full speed.

Jack has even thought about how to maintain his sofa-kart, fitting the seat on a bracket to let it hinge upwards if he needs access to the engine.

Go-Kart Sofa
TikTok: ak_stremboli
The Sofa-mobile seems to be powered by a 2-stroke Go Kart engine

The sofa is a local celebrity

Apparently the motorized sofa is a hit with the locals too, having been entered in the previous years’ campsite parade where “everyone loved it” though the same might not be said for local law enforcement having the same view should they hit the open road with this crazy invention.

AK_Stremboli and Jack have even made a follow-up video that seems to show the sofa on the open road.

Describing his friend Jack’s work, AK_Stremboli says the man is a “genius” and the sofa is a “ton of fun to rip around.” At least the journey times from the sofa to the refrigerator and back will be cut drastically if you never even have to leave the sofa.


Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S