The coolest, strangest and fastest racing and concept cars built in the USSR.
GAZ A-Aero (1934)
Built in 1934. Only one GAZ-Aero was produced by engineer Aleksei Osipovich. His is based on GAZ-A. Body is made of wood and covered with metal plates. Standard motor was increased with aluminum head and compression ratio. The speed of this car still could not be maintained with other sports cars. Engine: 4-cylinder petrol engine, 3,285 liters, 48 hp @ 2300 rpm.
Top speed: 106 km / h
Acceleration 0-80 km / h: 36 sec.
GAZ GL-1 (1938)
Produced in 1938. This GAZ-M1 based racing car is the fastest Soviet racing car before the war. The original GAZ M1 engine was increased to 65 instead of 50 hp. After some testing, a new 6-cylinder 100 hp engine from GAZ-11 was installed and some details were redesigned (new hubcaps, dome abouve driver’s head, rounded grill plate). With originally 65 hp engine, the top speed was 148 km / h, but when 100 hp engine was installed, the top speed was 162 km / h!
Formula 4 (6) cylinder gasoline
Displacement 3,285 liters
Performance 65 (100) hp
GAZ Torpedo (1951)
Four-cylinder 2.4L engine that delivers 105hp at 4000rpm. Top speed – 191 km / h.
GAZ TR Arrow (1954)
GAZ TR “Arrow”, with a jet engine. The billing speed of the device had to be about 500 km / h, but due to the lack of specially prepared tracks and high speed tires, the maximum speed should not have exceeded 300 km / h according to the test arrival program. Year of construction 1954.
Zvezda 5 (1955)
0.245l two-cylinder engine, 50 hp at 7200 r / min. Transmission – 3, length – 3.2 m, curb weight – 360 kg, speed – 200 km / h
NAMI-050 “Belka” (1955)
In the late 1940s, Yuri Dolmatowski, brother of the Soviet poet Yevgeny Dolmatovsky, reflected on the professionals of the car design. It was his involvement that led to the development of the first Soviet passenger MPV. Unfortunately, Dolmatovsky’s efforts, which received positive reviews even on the pages of foreign automobile publications, did not win any support from above. Only one prototype was produced, which was scrapped in 1954. Seven years later, the Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier appeared in the US, based on Dolmatovsky’s ideas.