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When it comes to supercars, the last thing they recall is the Soviet Union and the socialist countries. Despite this, friendly rallies, circuit racing, and even cross-it was all behind the Iron Curtain. And although most often in the tournaments took part cars for this not intended, there were real middle-engined supercars in the socialist camp.
Skoda 110 Super Sport
One of the most luxurious prototypes, the development of which began in 1969 and ended a year later. The car has absorbed a huge amount of innovation in those years. Despite the not very strong engine, she had excellent aerodynamics and low weight, which allowed her to work wonders on the track.
Dacia MD 87
The car, designed by engineer Nikolai Kosmesku, who was very impressed by the American "Mustangs" during one of his missions. It should be noted that the car even looks like an overseas counterparts, albeit remotely.
Melkus RS 1000
This car was one of the fastest ever done on the territory of the socialist camp. The car had an incredibly low weight and excellent aerodynamics, thanks to which it could even reach a speed of 210 km / h on a 100-hp engine. They made the car in the GDR and it cost, it should be noted, a lot of money.
FSO Polonez Stratopolonez
The car, which, according to rumors, was made on the basis of Lancia Stratos imported into the USSR in some unthinkable way. According to rumors that go around this sample, the son of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Poland, Pyotr Yaroshevich Andrzej, who was a big fan of racing, brought the car to the country.
ZAZ Tavriya ERF-Mobile
Now it will be funny. But despite all the stereotypes, at the end of the 20th century, Estonia was the source of the most interesting and radical sports cars of the Soviet Union. It was there that this Tavriya was designed, which with a 140 horsepower engine had a mass of only 800 kg. After the collapse of the USSR, no one needed a prototype for a long time, but ultimately got into the collection of the Estonian Motor Sports Museum.
NAMI 0290 "Orange-1"
The car, created on the basis of Tavria specialists NAMI. From the original in this car there is actually little left.Almost all the components, even the doors and the windshield for the sports model were made from scratch. As a result, a good monster came out on a 180-horsepower VAZ engine. The car was created in a single copy and has not survived to our days.
Mid-engine rally car with rear wheel drive, tubular frame and plastic panels on it. Created the car was in 1988. The car went on a forced engine UZAM-412 with 175 horsepower. The maximum speed of the perspective sample was 200 km / h, which was a very good result at that time.
The forced Soviet-made car, which was inspired mainly by the success of Estonian designers. Released model in 1986. The engine power of the machine was 150 hp. In the long term, the designers wanted to bring the power of the sporty “runner” to all 300 “horses”, but unfortunately this has never been the case.
For Soviet teenagers from the 80s of the last century, this car was the same as for teenagers in the West Lamborghini Countach. The car had a powerful 350 hp engine, accelerated to 100 km / h in 7 seconds, and also participated in a number of tournaments, where it performed well, although it could not come first.