Ever heard of the ‘Bukhanka’ – yes it is a van that Russians humorously refer to as ‘a loaf of bread’, thanks to its pudgy bread-like appearance. Turns out few bored guys from the YouTube channel ‘iling Show’ wanted something a little more menacing, something less bread-like but more damn-this-is-awesome-like. Behold it is in its new glory, and scroll down for the video of the final test drive!
First things first, bukhankas are Russia’s favorite minivans, produced by UAZ from 1965 and, amazingly, still going strong. The UAZ-452 has been used by nearly all of Russia’s rescue services, including the standard ambulance, up to a certain period writes rbth.
The guys from iling Show decided that to turn the traditional ‘bukhanka’ into The Baton (or ‘full loaf of bread’ in Russian). The hardest part was, undoubtedly, the suspension. There was literally no space to move things any lower than they already had been.
“Usually, these cars are turned into something tall, something off-road, with high profile tires and so on. And it must be cool to wade through sh*t on a piece of sh*t, but that’s not what our channel is about,” the presenter laughs.
“Ours is going to be a powerful, rear wheel drive city vehicle, capable of pulling up to a crossing, doing a good burnout and shooting off into the distance.”