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A Pajero with a wind turbine on top

An act of horror on the streets of Bucharest

04/07/2014 09:29 |  Comments: 


Our heavyweight champion, Balázs, or better known as Assur on the premises is the news writer of the mother site, Oh yes, he’s an automotive engineer too. They say there isn’t a data that has ever escaped his mind, all we know is that he can drop into any conversation about any car that was made after the war, and he’ll be able to add a ton of details you won’t ever be able to find in books. He has been thinking of selling his longserving Volvo for years, so he always has some used car adverts open on his computer, just in case. Has a wife and two (almost grown-up) children.

A video of a scary SUV equipped with a wind turbine has surfaced on the internet.

Judging by the number plate, the video of the frightening creature, a cross between a ceiling fan and a SUV driving on a public road was made in Bucharest, Romania. It’s an act of horror. The turbine on the top is about 1.5 times as wide as the car itself and at the speed the vanes rotate, could easily chop someone’s head off.

When the video first surfaced on the internet, most viewers were assuming the car was powered by the wind turbine. The sound it makes made some people realize that can’t have been the case, though; their guess was that the wind was powering the turbine generating electricity. A good guess, but it turned out the answer was much simpler.

The turbine had nothing to do with the car. The driver simply wanted to test the turbine at different wind speeds and decided that fastening it on top of the car would be a good way of doing it. Strangely, nobody seemed to mind and, luckily, nobody got injured.

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