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Soviet homemade Supercars

  • 29-10-2020 10:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,937 ✭✭✭ KevRossi

    There's a video here of an initiative by Gorbachev to inspire Russians to design their own sports and supercars. These are all home made, built in garages from scavenging parts from a very limited supply.

    Hats off to the Countach estate with influences from a Nova kit car. And to the bastard offspring of a Matra Murena/Renault Fuego/Lada Samara.

    There's a rabbit hole there that I'll head down over the weekend. Video is below and there's and article on it here.

    (I like the music as well as a bonus).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,937 ✭✭✭ KevRossi

    The East German equivalent was the Melkus RS 1000. Nice car, but had a smokey 2-stroke, I saw one at a show in Germany in the 90's. More on it here and in the video below. I have a fairly long article about it in an old car mag, so I might try to dig it out over the weekend.