Lada Uses Active Aerodynamics to Stop [Video]
It genuinely seems to work, as we have never really seen a Lada stop so quickly and effortlessly. Sadly, once this rudimentary air brake is deployed, visibility is rather limited, and the driver is advised to open the window and stick his head out, in order not to cause any serious damage to his car, other cars or people.
However, aside from the slight issue of visibility, it seems that the engineers over at AutoVAZ have successfully implemented a working air-brake into a cheap production hatchback. They are not alone, though, as the East German Trabant was also known for a similar ‘system’.