Many of the older readers know what a Trabant is (most particularly the 601S model). Produced by East Germany´s company VEB Sachsenring as an affordable car for the masses, it had some commercial success but as far as sportiness goes this was not a contender for any prizes. Powered by a 0.6 liter two troke engine capable of around 25Hp and mocked by some for having cardboard bodywork ( truth was that it just used some fibrous reinforcing material to ensure proper rigidity ) , it would always take some crazy character to look at it and turn it into a bona fide Hillclimb Monster capable of holding its own on the extremely competitive Berg Cup series in Germany.
Well, nothing of this stopped Ronny Urland. In fact, few things can stop him or his car now, has it is powered by a mid-mounted H22 Honda engine (used in the Prelude for example) with 270Hp/9.000Rpm, weighs 860Kg, has aerodynamic enhacements capable of rivaling any Touring Car and has clocked a 0-100Km/h sprint in 3.2 seconds. Depending on gearing it can also be able to reach a top speed of 235Km/h which in fact has been declared a World record in 2010 by the Guiness book for a Trabant car.
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