Friday, October 8, 2010

ZIL-112 Sports

ZIL-112 Sports was a sports car made by Zavod Imeni Likhacheva between 1960 and 1962. The 112S initiated a number of firsts for cars produced in the Soviet Union such as controlled slip differential, disc brakes, radial-ply tires etc. It is powered by a 5980 cc inline-8 from the ZIL-111 equipped with four K-85 carburetors giving 230 hp (the car pictured has been tuned to a 300 hp) and a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph). It could do 0–100 km/h in 9 seconds. The total weight was 1,330 kg (2,932 lb). Steering and front suspension came from the GAZ M21 Volga. In the rear it used De Dion suspension with triangular levers.

Between 1963 to 1965 the car set five all-Union records in the racetracks.

The design is similar to the Ferrari 166 S.

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