The Soviet Porsche you never knew about.
The KD sport 900 was a one of 6 lightweight "sports" car of Russia. How did it get the Porsche nickname?
Many people visualize fast cars as something like a wedge. Before the legendary Countach, the 'Daddy' of wedge cars, the Russians tried something similar but it did not see the light of the day. Meet the KD sport-900 which was a car that weighed 500 KG and made 30 HP from a 900 CC engine. Which was good for a top speed of 120 KM/H (75 MPH). Not too shabby for a project car in the 60's right? The fascinating part... The body was made out of fiberglass!!! The roof was pulled out of pipes, doubling up as a safety arc and saving weight. The air-intakes were very 'Porsche' like and the roof sloped down like a 911, hence the nickname (Probably given by the makers).
The '911' like sloping roof and air ducts are clearly visible here.
It would be amazing to see this in today's world with many technological advancements. Some folks over at Instagram (@Nimco_works) have made a modern render of this very capable car!!
Called the Artem Popkov (very Russian) it is something we can easily fall in love with. With the same lines as the sport-900 but with a more modern "sporty" appeal. Maybe a naturally aspirated flat six paired with a Porsche's manual gearbox will make this car a gear head's dream!! Second to only another Porsche.