In Soviet Russia, Subaru WRX Passes You While Spinning

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Well, OK, Subaru also passes you in the United States, and would probably pass you in Japan and Europe as well. And any other places on earth where slippery roads and overly-aggressive drivers exist, so yeah – pretty much anywhere and everywhere. There really is no Soviet-style humorous reversal here. YOU pass Subaru? No, that’s not happening. The point is the Subaru is passing. You. It is passing you. In Russia. Not Soviet Russia. SOVIET Russia really was just one part of the Soviet Union, and as far as I know they didn’t have Subarus anyways. And if I’m being completely truthful, the Subaru in Russia (again, not even Soviet Russia) isn’t passing YOU at all. It’s passing some unnamed (presumably) Russian driver just minding his own Russian business on a lonely stretch of Russian highway. In Post-Soviet Russia, Subaru Passes Someone! Catchy, isn’t it? All of which is to say that I apologize for the completely off-target and misleading headline.


(HT: Original video seen on YouTube and, like, every automotive site ever in the past 48 hours. But here, as a public service to you, the beloved reader, check out this animated .GIF version as seen on Ben Wojzflyxmpdzla’s Facebook feed,  presumably originally from somewhere deep in the bowels of Reddit.)

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27 responses to “In Soviet Russia, Subaru WRX Passes You While Spinning”

  1. engineerd Avatar

    Hi Uncle Pete!

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      ^what he said.

  2. POLAЯ Avatar

    Although my neighbours often poke fun at me, this is where practicing all that bullshit hand-braking and driving sideways can come in handy!
    Too bad the ones who need to, will never read/see this.

  3. POLAЯ Avatar

    I do admire the driver's willingness to potentially kill/maim one or more person,
    and then risk another pass at what seemed to be a bad time to do so.

  4. dculberson Avatar

    And he learned absolutely nothing from it, and continued to drive like an idiot. I wouldn't mind if he wasn't likely to take someone else's car out with him once his luck runs out.

    1. Alcology Avatar

      That's what I thought at first, but it was probably the safest thing to do after whatever caused his first bonehead move. Braking hard probably would've slammed him/her/it into that car ahead of him that was braking for the car in front of them.

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    The video is HUGE, and it will probably draw more popular attention to Russian dashcam videos. I saw it on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

    1. danleym Avatar

      Eh, it looked about the same size as all other youtube videos do. Maybe there's something wrong with your computer.

      1. Irishzombieman Avatar

        HA HA HA HA!

  6. Sjalabais Avatar

    Saw this last night and didn't really know if I was supposed to be impressed – or just the ordinary wtf-ed.

  7. muthalovin Avatar

    I thought Putin would drive something more, eh, GAZ.

    1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      Putin drives what Putin wants. Do not question the Putin.
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        1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick

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  8. PotbellyJoe Avatar

    They all would be a lot safer if he would stop Russian on the slick roads.

    1. calzonegolem Avatar

      They are Putin everyone else at risk!

      1. PotbellyJoe Avatar

        If I had one thing to say to the Russian populace, it would be "Ural terrible drivers"

        1. Devin Avatar

          Well they have a Lada problems in the driver education system.

          1. danleym Avatar

            I think it's just be-Caucasus he's a little overconfident in his AWD system.

          2. POLAЯ Avatar

            I guess they Cossacks-idents everywhere

          3. Vavon Avatar

            I VAZ hoping there would be ZILLions of puns!

          4. Tomsk Avatar

            Quit Stalin and get to the point!

          5. pwned88 Avatar

            Other drivers Moscow-er at the sight of his driving.

          6. Tiller188 Avatar

            Agreed, let's not Minsk words. (Next door to Russia is good enough for puns, yeah?)

        2. Tiller188 Avatar

          I applaud your restraint — I'd expect a lot of people's reactions to this would be rather more Volga.

  9. sport_wagon Avatar

    What a yobbo.
    Sorry, had to. For Jezza.

  10. Roberto G. Avatar
    Roberto G.

    [youtube Rt1iLWF-EhM youtube]
    He did what this (not named) Italian soccer player was trying to do.
    Only that this dude didn't succeed.