A controversial Russian influencer has notched up millions of views after blowing up a friend’s BMW M5 with a burning arrow.
Mikhail Litvin, who was wearing just underpants and a coat, used a high-powered bow to destroy the car, which was parked some distance away in a snow-covered field.
The BMW was reportedly worth RUB 10 million (GBP 97,900) and was covered in petrol before the arrow was fired.
Standing in the snow, the influencer picks up the arrow, which is then ignited by a friend before he shoots it – and seconds later, the car explodes.
Litvin uploaded the video to YouTube and Instagram without offering an explanation, although it was apparently a tribute to his friend Said Gubdensky, who was killed in a car accident while driving a BMW.
He was travelling in the car together with the President of the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of Dagestan, Zaur Ibragimov, who was also killed in the accident on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow.
The crash was apparently caused by Gubdensky, who was driving the BMW M4 at speed when he lost control while changing lanes.
The car destroyed in the stunt was apparently owned by another friend, Andrei Sidoropulo, and was allegedly taken out on credit.
Many of the influencer’s followers said they did not understand why he was blowing up a BMW belonging to someone else, with many saying that even the controversial Gubdensky would not have approved.
Litvin lost his own driving licence for four months for driving into an oncoming lane, and he was also pictured driving a car through a restaurant and then through a shopping centre, with authorities investigating whether this breached the ban, as it was not on a public road.
Another incident saw him driving through a car showroom window.