Features Friday, January 09, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 9, 2015 | 05.20 pm IST Have you ever seen a regular auto rickshaw doing wheelies, attempting casual drifts and believe it or not, spitting out flames 15 feet-long? One innocent, lean-mean red Tuk Tuk (or an autorickshaw), does just that, James Bond style ! At first glance it looks like a regular auto rickshaw you would see on Indian roads. Then, after a closer look in typical James Bond style, with the flick of a button, guns come popping out from behind the seats in this lean mean vehicle. It looks like a video straight out of a video game, because it is. Fitted with a CBR600 engine, this revamped little machine is not just any racing enthusiast’s fantasy, but a paid-for project given to one man Colin Furze by French multinational video game developer Ubisoft in connection to one of its video games, Far Cry 4. What does it do? “Check it drift,light up the rears, shoot, wheelie and donut while spitting out15ft flames “ reads out its description.        According to his blog, Furze bought a rickshaw off Ebay, and a CBR600 engine to boost the little machine’s performance. Considering Indian roads and the kind of driving done here, all this probably could be done on a regular ride to work. Except for that fire-spitting bit.    Tweet Follow @thenewsminute