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Widebody Lada Niva Rendering Looks Like a Tiny G 63 Race Car

The world has clearly gone retro-SUV-crazy this year. Land Rover just launched the new Defender with ultra-modern tech wrapped in vintage clothing. Also, Ford has the Bronco projects. But there's one classic off-roader that seems to have been forgotten.
Widebody Lada Niva Rendering Looks Like a Tiny G63 Race Car 16 photos
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We're talking about the Lada Niva, one of the few Russian cars that are known all over the world. We'd argue that it's due to the styling, unapologetically boxy, rugged, and condensed. There's no styling done for the sake of styling.

This set of renderings was done by Brazilian 3D artist thiagod3sign and came out at the beginning of the year. Late in 2019, the SEMA Show welcomed a slammed Mercedes-Benz G-Class with fender flairs. Coincidence? More like inspiration.

As we've already implied, the Niva is brought so low to the ground that it's touching. Still, it's not as bad as that Russian chop project. The bodywork feels like it's been glazed as if a millionaire decided to invest $20,000 in the car he went to school in.

There's also a new bumper and grille design, obviously designed by the current G-Class. No SUV-turned-racer would be complete without LED lights and aero elements. The Lada is drowning in spoilers and Rocket Bunny's inspiration. Its tires look so wide that they were probably stolen from an F1 car.

The Niva went into production in 1977, which makes it about as old as the Volkswagen Golf. However, while the Germans made eight generations in that time, the Russians used the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach.

Following the production end of the Land Rover in 2016, it's currently the longest-running 4x4 in the original configuration. The model was very briefly offered in mainland Europe with a 1.7-liter making 80 horsepower. It took about 17 seconds to reach 62 mph and offered frighteningly bad handling characteristics. So no, it's not a good race car project!



 
 
 
 
 

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