Few people know that in the 60-ies of the designers of ZIL created a true supercar. Unique ZIL-112S for its time was really good, but in the end proved to be useless.
The ZIL-112S 1963 well, very reminiscent of a Ferrari Testarossa and a Shelby Cobra, and obviously created with an eye on these sports cars. The body of the Roadster are made of fiberglass, so the weight was only 1130 kg.
Under the hood hides a six litre V8 cleaves ZIL-111, but with hemispherical combustion chambers (the technology has obviously borrowed from the Chrysler Hemi). Soviet luxury car develop 240 HP and allowed you to accelerate to 250 km/h And the ZIL-112S – the first Soviet car with disc brakes.
Later on one of the auto-power raised to 270 forces, and the maximum speed – 270 km/h. However, the acceleration up to hundreds for some reason were as many as 10 C. In 1965 ZIL-112S won the championship of the USSR.
In international competitions the car, of course, nobody was going to release, and would not stand it the competition with the more powerful Ferrari and Cobra. Just released, only two ZIL-112S because of money for the development of the project are not identified. Now one of the car exhibited in the Riga motormuseum.
According to the materials: topgir.com.ua