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redneck 08-23-2018 10:32 PM

Move Over, Elon Musk's Tesla: Kalashnikov Unveils 'Electric Supercar'


MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian arms maker Kalashnikov on Thursday presented its new electric car inspired by a rare 1970s model, saying the new technology will rival Elon Musk's Tesla.
The brand, best known for the AK-47 machine gun, presented the decidedly retro-looking pale blue prototype, the CV-1, at a defense expo outside Moscow.

The look was inspired by a Soviet hatchback model developed in the 1970s called "Izh-Kombi," a statement on the Kalashnikov website said.

Its foray into electric vehicles however was met with mixed reactions from Russians. Comments to the news on the company's official Facebook page ranged from "cyberpunk" to "Izh-Zombie".

"Your tanks are great, but it would be better if you stayed away from cars," one user wrote.




redneck 08-24-2018 08:14 AM



Piotrsko 08-24-2018 02:27 PM

I like it: typical Russian engineering (brute force overkill)

redneck 08-24-2018 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by Piotrsko (Post 577013)

I like it

typical Russian engineering (brute force overkill)


I like the retro look.



samwichse 08-24-2018 04:28 PM

I'd like it better with the front end from Honda's Urban EV concept:

Vman455 08-24-2018 05:33 PM

I saw some headlines about this thing on my phone between classes and legitimately thought it was a joke.

gone-ot 08-24-2018 08:48 PM

Body reminds me of late-1970's Ford Escort and Mercury Cortina.

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