• May 26, 2009
Take a close look at the car in these photos. What at first glance appears to be a '70s race car done up for SEMA is actually S. Kartuzoff's Lada 2105 Gladkov Edition. The car has been dubbed "Adrenalin," and as the description says, "It is the Russian car!" with motive power coming from a Nissan Skyline engine that has been boosted by a pair of Garrett turbos. The before-and-after pics show how much work went into creating this oddly classic and simultaneously modern vehicle.

Most of our crew aren't digging the scissor doors, but the intercooler-as-grille idea, well, that's just inspired. And the twin-turbo powertrain? Boffo. Makes us think of all of those glorious IMSA TU cars from the '70s. Cars like the Alfa GTV, Fiat 124, BMW 2002, Datsun 510, and Mazda RX-2 and -3. Check out the small gallery of pics grabbed from the source below, but we urge you to click through for more images of the incredible and unique build. Hat tip to TheFireball.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      In soviet russia, black matte paint car covers you!
      • 5 Years Ago
      its probably 2105......sadly i have the 2107....but i aim for a lamborghini gallardo superleggera lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      definatley a Riva.....
      also...ewww
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lose the spoiler, scissor doors, and orange wheels, and I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is that Joe Dono's white Celica??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nyet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why oh why must a Skyline die,
      for this pile that makes me cry.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You really think they ripped the engine out of a perfectly functioning Skyline? No.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mother of God.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a Riva, not a Samada.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Now it posted... sorry, my bad, I confused Niva with Riva - I haven't been around those cars for 10 years now...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Riva is an SUV. This is not Samara either - Samara is a newer hatchback model. This is Lada 2105
        http://www.histomobile.com/1/Lada/1980/2105_.htm?lan=1%27
        • 5 Years Ago
        in closing, who the f--- cares? It is an Abomination....not Adrenalin.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Riva, aka Lada 2105 or 2107 (on the picture with chrome trim on the top of the bumpers and cooler mask) as it was known in the Central and Eastern European market.

        Samara was a 3 or 5 door hatchback with front wheel drive, while Rivas (2105-7) were RWD.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ^^^What he said.... its a Riva.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's insane, but so is most russian tuned cars. I hope the skyline that died was a wrecker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My comment did not post.... good, because I confused Niva for Riva. I guess this was called Riva in some markets, but never Samara. This is Lada 2105, according to the website of the maker.

      Here is some more info
      http://www.histomobile.com/1/Lada/1980/2105_.htm?lan=1%27
      • 5 Years Ago
      lambo doors are so tricked out, even lambos don't have 'em!
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