The Lada Samara was, of all Russian cars, probably the one with the most sporting credentials. A prototype was built for Group S rallying. A Samara came fifth in the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1991, piloted by none other than Jacky Ickx. The engine was even developed in co-ordination with Porsche. But this is really special.
This is a Lada Samara, which was actually sold, albeit in very few numbers, to actual people, with a two-rotor engine. Yes. Two rotors. This is a Lada Samara with a rotary engine. It is capable of 124mph, and 0-62 in 8 seconds.