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Unknown Lada Lada Lada Gnome and Elf

At the end of 1980‑ies of the last century, young professionals have created a fun Vase conceptcar.Michael Kolodochkin “driving”Expert

The task the designers had unusual: make the urban four-seater car with a length less than three meters, comfort and dynamics roughly corresponding to the then brand. So there was a Dwarf, he is Lada Gnome. Under the hood was very tight, so the bumper, front panel and side frame made removable.

Later, on the basis of a Gnome created the Elf (Elf Lada) — double crew terrain.

The Gnome landing formula 2+2, and Elf — double. Payload, respectively 280 and 300 kg Motor power 30 HP allowed to reach 120 and 125 km/h respectively. Famous electric version of the Elf on the Nickel-cadmium batteries weighing 315 kg. cruising at a speed of 40 km/h was about 110 km, maximum speed — 90 km/h.

But the kids remained prototypes.

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15 Lada, you’ve never seen, we have collected in this publication.

Photo: from archive of the author

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