Russian Army Cops Attempt 180-Degree Reverse Turn – And Fail Spectacularly

Performing a 180-degree turn while reversing is very tricky and, apart from driving skills, requires that you have a car with a chassis and suspension that can deal with such sudden changes of direction and momentum.

It’s safe to say that the Lada Vesta is not one such car, especially since it doesn’t have a very low center of gravity. Then there’s the speed at which this maneuver was attempted; it’s no wonder the car flipped over as violently as it did.

According to Autorambler, the stunt took place during a Russian Army Police demonstration, which may have been taking place for promotional purposes, hence the drone camera. The Russian Army Police, by the way, is the branch of law enforcement that deals with escorting army trucks and personnel, among other things.

The Russian outlet also specifies that this maneuver is meant to combine a traditional police turn with the instant evasion of a rocket that’s been fired at the vehicle.

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Of course, not all vehicles are designed to handle these types of turns – and if this was a quiz, then the Lada Vesta would have definitely gotten an F. In other words, let’s just say that movies like Baby Driver wouldn’t have looked as good if the producers would have gone with a Lada instead of a Subaru Impreza WRX.

In the end, the small Russian sedan landed back on its wheels and people rushed to help out the driver and passenger who, hopefully, were not seriously injured.

H/T to Mikhail


  • Bash

    So not only they can’t go forward, but also they can’t go backward.

  • rbennet27

    That was painful to watch though.

  • Aeromann

    The rocket missed them, perfectly done! 👍

  • MarketAndChurch

    Gotta love the Russians.

    • 2PacOfCarscoop

      no. They made Tru. mp win..

      • Lacedon2

        thanks for not hil/ ary

      • MarketAndChurch

        Well just talk nicely about them like O&ama did and maybe they’ll make a #em.o-crat win next

        • 2PacOfCarscoop


  • Miknik

    Russia, never failing to entertain;

    That said, I’m surprised how easily the car flipped, and the damage to A-pillar and roof seems substantial for the one flip…

    • Porkopolis

      Well, it’s a Lada, so…

  • Kagan

    I didn’t see the rocket!

  • Not great but not terrible, I’ll give it a 3.6!

  • Zandit75

    In Russia, Reverse J-Turn Reverses You!!

  • Felix Le Forestier

    Straightening the wheels too early imo

  • Gerardo Jiménez

    Dron pilot going for the best shot (1:04), luckily no gore scene

  • TB


  • JqC

    Hey, let’s be honest. Had they been evading a missile, they would have been successful. Not so sure if they fired a second missile, but they’d definitely evade the first one!!!

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