Thursday, July 25, 2013

Trabant 8 wheeler!!!!

This popped up on Dep-O’s facebook page this week and as soon as I saw it I knew it was destined for here. There’s only a few sketchy bits of information dotted around a few website so heres the crux of what I could find.

Built in collaboration between East Germany and the Soviet Union and based around the humble Trabant mated to a RDA platform. Two were built before the project was abandoned. Just take a look at what appears to be a sliding roof, possibly to allow it to be amphibious in the future but looking at air intakes to the front and rear below its waistline not this version. It would appear that the middle sets of wheels are set higher so the car acts in a conventional way until the terrain becomes difficult. Power was provided by 2 Ural motorcycle engine providing a combined 77bhp.


 
 

 

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