And what better place to test it than on the open highway?
Whenever we get a video out of Russia, we expect to be blown away by a new form of driving frenzy, an unprecedented display of road rage or a creative way of destroying a communist-era car. But sometimes, it's just shear craziness that has our jaws reaching for the floor. Take these guys for example: out for a ride on a highway in their E39 BMW 5 Series, they decide to make the drive a little more interesting. First, they put one of their friends in the trunk, holding a spare tire out towards the traffic behind them. But there is a reason to their madness.
Instead of using a tow, the BMW is constantly pushed from behind, with only the tire standing between the two cars and what could become a nasty rear-ender. Check out the Russian bumper cars here: