Body of the Trabant, the soul of Audi TT: 270 HP for the utilitarian communist planet’s fastest

The Trabant is a car special. Was a subcompact manufactured in the German Democratic Republic, East Germany under soviet control. For 3 decades, was one of the few mobility options for the citizens of the side least-favoured of the Berlin Wall. Your body of Duroplast still remains intact in the Trabant in this article, but its two-stroke engine and less than 40 HP has left a 1.8 turbo from a Audi TT, with 270 HP, and bound to its awd system.

The first Trabant was launched in 1958 and its two-stroke engine only developed for 18.3 BHP of power.

Possibly be one of the cars of source communist fastest ever created, next to a certain Lada with a motor SR20DET in his bowels. The story began 14 years ago, when this Trabant was purchased with the intention of being restored. First received the engine 1.1 a Volkswagen Polo, and after several swaps, he ended up with the engine 2.0 16V from a Golf GTI in his bowels. At the same time, the owner of the Trabant had a accident of an Audi TT, who left it a total loss, but with your engine and all-wheel drive system intact.

2+2 are 4, then thought the owner. Quickly he got to work and installed on the Trabbi, the engine 1.8-litre turbocharged Audi TT. Engine that was not of series: developed as 270 HP of power and 370 Nm of torque. The all-wheel drive system quattro was also installed in the small utility, along with the manual gearbox of the Audi. The result is that it is able to do the 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and reach the 200 km/h in 15,5 seconds. I would not dare to reach its top speed.

Its features are comparable to those of a Porsche 911. Not bad for a car with the body of Duroplast.

So that the running gear fit into the little Trabant has made it lack to reinforce the chassis to complete and widen the pathways significantly, as well as install a roll cage in the interior of the car. The braking equipment of the Audi TT is also installed on the Trabant, with front discs measuring 312 mm and rear discs 256 mm The instrumentation of the Audi TT, fully functional, is also installed in the interior of the car. It is assumed that all the electronics are functional, from the ESP ABS.

The exterior has been painted in a brown gloss that highlights the figure of the Trabbi. Below we leave you some videos that you can check the acceleration and sound of one of the cars communists fastest ever created.

Source: Carscoops
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