A father and son team have constructed a real-life transformer out of a beaten-up old car, and it’s one of the coolest things loaded has seen all year.
Gennadiy Kocherga and his son Sergey put together the incredible machine out of an old Russian LADA over the course of six months, and it wouldn’t look out of place in one of the recent Michael Bay movies.
Called the Optimus Gennadievich Praimov, the machine morphs from a pretty anonymous-looking car into a full-on Transformer, which is equally incredible as it is terrifying.
After much preparation the machine made its debut at the Oryol stunt show in Russia recently, standing up and resembling Optimus Prime while moving along a track.
Not only does it stand upright, but it also shoots actual guns, and it contains secret compartments too.
Of course, it’s an unbelievably dangerous creation, but loaded would still love to get our hands one of these nonetheless.
When the car is in full transformer mode, a robot head emerges from the bonnet and looks pretty badass.
Operated through a series of incredibly complicated-looking mechanics and hydraulics, the car has been shown around a host of Russian cities, although there’s no plans to show it over in the UK just yet.
Speaking to RT.com, Mr Kocherga said: “It looks like a world-class car, it can drive and shoot, it performs the same tricks as seen in the film, in the cartoons.
“The next year, we plan to build another two cars, based on the same concept. We already have a lot of quirky ideas.”
Mark Wahlberg is starring in the next edition of the Transformers franchise next month, with Transformers: The Last Knight released on June 23, but if you want the real deal, you’re going to have to head out to Russia to see the Optimus Gennadievich Praimov in action.