Slavs And Supercars: The Ultimate List Of Supercars Manufactured By Slavs

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The condition of many Slavic roads is so outrageous that it seems unlikely for a Slav to even think about designing a supercar, let alone manufacturing one in his/ her home country. Low suspension, impossibly fast and extremely expensive vehicles look out of place on a bumpy, jagged and somewhat patched up road, right? Well, that hasn’t prevented Slavic racers and engineers from trying to make a name for themselves in the supercar industry. Here’s the ultimate list of supercars manufactured by Slavs up to 2019.

Bulgaria – SIN

SIN Cars is the brainchild of Bulgarian go-kart racer Rosen Daskalov. Ever since he founded the company in 2011 he has produced 7 models of SIN supercars that have won numerous prizes at international championships. The starting price for the less powerful models (although 450 HP is anything but non-powerful) is around €200,000 Euro. And what about the 650 HP models? Good luck finding that out.

Croatia – Rimac

Mate Rimac, a Croatian entrepreneur, dreamt of growing up and building the fastest car the world has ever seen. Fast forward a couple of decades later and he founded Rimac Automobili – the manufacturer of the world’s fastest accelerating zero-emission electric car in 2013. Fast forward a few more years and the company unveiled Rimac C Two – a cutting edge self-driving car that is expected to supply the global market with 150 units. The very first one was sold only weeks after its debut for the whopping price of nearly €1.8 million Euro.

Czech Republic – MTX Tatra and Praga

The Czech Republic boasts with two different brands of supercars – the MTX Tatra and the Praga R1R. What’s unique about the Praga R1R is that it’s mind-blowingly lightweight (only 670 kg) and its appearances were fully based on the company’s racing car series R1. On the other hand, the MTX Tatra V8 supercar was the collaboration between Czechs Tatra and MTX. It was unveiled in 1991 and was supposed to produce a limited collection of 100 units. Unfortunately, the factory was damaged by a fire and so only 4 MTX Tatra cars were ever built.

Poland – Arrinera Hussarya

Named after the 16th century Polish cavalry, the Hussarya is manufactured by Arrinera Automotive. Due to the delayed manufacturing of the limited Arrinera Hussarya 33 series and the regular €210,000 Euro models on top of the fact that its V8 505 HP engine experienced a malfunction during a 2017 competition, the company has suffered a string of mishaps and bad publicity.

Russia – Marussia

Unlike the Arrinera Hussarya, which still has a future, Russia’s first and second supercars, the Marussia B1 and B2, have no prospects of being in the limelight ever again. Marussia Motors dissolved in 2014 after being on the market for 7 years. The B2 model was widely publicized in a selection of video games, including Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Driverclub, Need For Speed Rivals and Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Other Notable mentions

Just because the list of Slavic supercars produced for sale ends with a handful of brands (for now), it doesn’t mean hypercars or modified unique creations should be neglected. The following inventions deserve just as much spotlight as their predecessors.

Romania – a modified Ultima/ Porsche/ Chevrolet parts mixture called Black Falcon SBC-TT1750

Back in 2011 a Romania-based workshop took the base of an Ultima GTR’s chassis, a turbocharged V8 engine from a Chevrolet, a transmission base from Porsche GT3, waved the magic wand and made a modified vehicle marketed under the brand name Black Falcon SBC-TT1750. What happened afterwards? The workshop’s website is no longer active and no one knows what happened to the Black Falcon SBC-TT1750.

Russia – Lada Vector Raven

If you just got nostalgic over your grandparents’ rusty old Lada, don’t get your hopes up. Lada, a.k.a. AvtoVAZ, have no intentions of producing sports cars, let alone supercars anytime soon. The Vector Raven under Lada’s brand was a young Russian designer’s dream who approached Lada with his concept, but representatives of the famous brand were explicit that they can’t make this type of car because they’re in the business of producing family vehicles for the masses, not shiny and unaffordable beasts.

Slovenia – a modified K-1 Attack Roadster called Renovatio T500 Tushek

Tushek & Spigel is a relatively new manufacturer of supercars that originated as a Slovenian startup company called Tushek in 2012, but later rebranded and relocated to Austria. In 2012 its founder, Aljoša Tushek, unveiled a modified K-1 Attack Roadster (originally a race car by Slovakian manufacturer K-1 Engineering) at the Top Marques Monaco exhibition. Mixing up parts from the K-1, an Audi RS and other manufacturers he presented a 450 HP vehicle that he called Renovatio T500 Tuskek, later cited as Tuskek Renovatio and simply Tushek T500. It was still the base of a K-1 and was only a hypercar – a proposed prototype of a concept that never launched consumer production. The company’s following two vehicles, Tushek TS600 and Tuskek TS900 Apex, are hypercars as well.

Ukraine – Himera Q

A team of Ukrainian engineers spent three years working on a concept that was eventually presented to the public as Himera Q – one fully electric AWD model with a unique one of a kind graphene module charging battery and another fully petrol-run model, which used a Lambo Huracán’s V10 engine for the prototypes. Little is known about the progress the Ukrainians have made on their Himera Q ideas apart from the fact that the prototypes are undergoing test drives somewhere in Spain and the price for the supercars will allegedly start at €700,000 Euro on the lower end.

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