That concept in the 2nd post has pretty much nothing to do with what Lada (or any other Russian/Soviet car) usually is. If it makes it to production lines that won't happen until 2030 or something. The reason these cars are so outdated is that it takes decades for any design to be implemented
On topic: what does that have to do with Formula1? Even if their logo appears somewhere on R30, so what? It's not like many out there noticed TATA.
PS: VAZ is the name for the USSR market. That stands for V
avod (Volgean Automobile Factory)
That Samara (VAZ 2108 3-door, 2109(3) 5-door, 21099 4-door) was I think the only half decent (albeit outdated from the start) car VAZ ever made.
I learned to drive in a Lada 21013
(late 70-s model) when I was about 12. That made driving anything else soooo easy
The steering is
set in concrete, you can feel every cog through the gear lever and the suspension pedal belongs to a gym. Oh, and the aerodynamics... 90mph in it should be more exciting than 200mph in a supercar
as it feels like it's gonna take off and/or fall apart. And no one will hear you scream, due to wind noise.
That might have been ok for the 70-s but the funny thing that its derivative (the 2105/7 as seen in the TG Lada-Lotus clip posted earlier) stayed in production until the 2000-s!!! Even Russians like to laugh at Lada
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