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AUTO NEWS – 8 German Vehicles You have By no means Heard Of

8 German Vehicles You have By no means Heard Of

Race driver Heinz Melkus created his firm to construct race and sports activities vehicles in Dresden, which was then in communist-controlled East Germany. The primary vehicles had been constructed utilizing components from vehicles you would not affiliate with efficiency, like Wartburgs and Trabants. Nonetheless, with a prime pace of 102 mph and dominating East German auto racing, the Melkus RS 1000 grew to become generally known as the “Ferrari of the East.”

Melkus lasted till 1986 when Heinz Melkus and his household opened a BMW dealership in Dresden. Nonetheless, in 2006, his son Peter introduced the marque was to be reborn, and the Melkus RS 2000 went into manufacturing from 2009 to 2012 with a restrict of 25 autos per yr being constructed. It was based mostly on the unique RS 1000 style-wise, however it’s clearly a Lotus Elise underneath there and used a contemporary drivetrain, together with a 300- or 350-hp four-cylinder turbocharged engine, a light-weight physique, and a high-performance braking system.

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AUTO NEWS – 8 German Vehicles You have By no means Heard Of
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