• Jun 24, 2010
Lada Transformer – Click above for image gallery

If comically obscene and offensive ghettofied twin robots aren't your thing – and we certainly hope they are not – allow us to introduce you to a transforming automobile that is in much better taste. Designer Nikola Nikolov took his first car, a Lada Samara Diva, cut it apart and welded it all back together to form the finished product you see here.

The artist describes his created as standing "in a position of ready surprise. He is in the moment between knowing what he was and knowing what he has become." No, we're not quite sure what that means either. Regardless, we think this 6.5-foot-tall, 200-pound robot statue is pretty darn awesome.



[Source: Studio Re-Creation via Gizmodo]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      While Jeremy might not know what this robot was, I for one do. I drove one for a few years. For a car so cheap, it did a great job of hauling around band gear. Never failed on us.

      That "Simplecar" character would love them. If he knew about Ladas (which I guess he doesn't, or he'd've mentioned 'em before), he'd be all over this complaining that a perfectly good car has been wrecked. Heh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't anyone dare photoshop someone bending over in front of that statue. That would be disrespectful to the art.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, it did take some talent to do that. I'd be more impressed if it was turned into an auto-dispensing beer cooler. :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a metal sculpture or statue, not a robot. Come on autoblog.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i hate this and i hate that i will see it one hundred times today because that's how often i check out the autoblog site - to see cars. i'd rather see the lada.
      • 4 Years Ago