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Zaporozhets

 

(Ukrainian, Zaporozhets’), a compact passenger car manufactured by the Zaporozh’e Automobile Plant. The first Zaporozhets model (ZAZ-965) was produced in 1960. The Zaporozhets was the first car in the history of Soviet automobile construction to have a rear-mounted engine and independent suspension of all four wheels. All models have four-cycle, four-cylinder V-engines with forced air cooling and a counterbalancing mechanism that allows the production of a light and compact engine (see Table 1). The Zaporozhets has an all-metal two-door body and seats four.

Table 1. Specifications of the Zaporozhets passenger car
 Model
 ZAZ-965ZAZ-966ZAZ-968
Maximum speed (kmlhr) ........85118123
Engine capacity (cu cm) ........7461,1961,196
Maximum engine power
(kW [hp])...............................
17 (23)4045
Drv weiaht (ka) ........................600720730
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