Making The Worst Car Cool – Turning A Boring Lada Into A Cosworth Duratec Powered Street Sleeper!


Making The Worst Car Cool – Turning A Boring Lada Into A Cosworth Duratec Powered Street Sleeper!

The Soviet Lada was never considered to be anything special, and in fact some models weren’t even mediocre. But, if you take all the crappy drivetrain and electrical out of them, I see a boxy little ride that might be able to look good with a little facelift. It turns out that is right, as this one here proves. I like the square lines and the size is just right for the low-down and clean look. It’s going to haul ass too with this major increase in power. The video below has a great story, as The Late Brake Show’s Jonny is going to take it for a ride.

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Lada Cosworth Duratec project – Soviet Street Sleeper. Who would sink £20k+ on building a 240bhp hell-raising Russian Sleeper Lada with fast Ford Cosworth Duratec underpinnings? Retro Dave, from www.retroford.co.uk that’s who. Jonny has been wanting to drive this car for several years and, after hosting it at several of our Late Brake Show On Tour events, the time came. It was a bit slippery.

Thanks for stopping by The Late Brake Show.

Russian cars like the Lada (or Vaz 2101) were sold in the UK during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. They were always cheap, often mocked (unfairly in some cases) and rarely cherished. This right-hand-drive UK model has seen a total restoration and resto-mod drivetrain swap in order to create a clean, humble-looking driving machine that can keep with many modern-day sports cars.


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One thought on “Making The Worst Car Cool – Turning A Boring Lada Into A Cosworth Duratec Powered Street Sleeper!

  1. Cliff Morgan

    This is cool! Usta hear stories about people driving a Lada in Russia and parts falling off the car, etc.Would love to take a ride in this.

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