Kalashnikov's electric concept car - the CV-1

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by kikie, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. kikie

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    Kalashnikov is developing an electric car based on the Izj Kombi from the '70.

    Kalashnikov says that this electric supercar is going to be a direct comptetion for Tesla and other electric cars. There is no information available yet, only that they are working on this CV-1 concept car.




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  2. Downhill Dino

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    I love random companies making cars, or at least concepts.
     
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  3. TexRex

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    Seems more like competition for "other" electrics than for Tesla.
     
  4. RocZX

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    Supercar in what decade, 1970's?
    TTAC

    It's slow when compared to the Tesla, even the base Model 3 is faster and has better range on a 75kWh battery.

    Kalasjnikov should stick to making firearms.
     
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  5. CSMDuty11

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    Wasn't the Anglo-version of the Калашников name supposed to be just Kalashnikov? With the j it would have been either translated into Spanish or originated from Poland or some similar place. Likewise for the "Izj"

    Though that said, it's a "supercar" if they're comparing it to Ladas and KAMAZes :lol:
    The commenters aren't amused either
     
  6. Tornado

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    How much of this "Kalishnikov claims they have made Tesla killer" nonsense spreading around automotive blogs today is actually something that came from the company and not re-contextualizing it as "lol Russia" or trying to distract everyone from Musk's ranting tweets about Model 3 bumpers falling off when faced with light breezes?


    All I've been able to see when looking it up on actual news sites are company representatives saying things like:
     
  7. 05XR8

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    I feel, they were more inspired by shade tree engineers, converting their own Austin Minis and Beetles to electric.
     
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    So you know about it too. :lol:

    First, this particular model is not a "Tesla killer" of any kind. Someone said this nonsense and journalists are repeating this (with giggles, I guess).
    The maker says it's only a test platform. They took an old and cheap car, Izh Kombi (which costs around $500 in decent condition), and equipped it with electric engine/batteries. If they keep the development up, they'll use a proper, modern base and, perhaps, launch it into serial production.

    Second. The base car is, as it's said already, Izh 2125, also known as Kombi. Produced from 1973 to 1997. The original version looked better than this.
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    The 1982 restyling (I suppose Kalashnikov used this version as a base) gave it an ugly look. However... there's something attractive in this ugliness, too. :D
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    Another likely reason why they used the Izh is because it was produced in Izhevsk - the same city where Kalashnikov makes its firearms.

    Their PR managers don't know what is "supercar", that's all.
    295 hp is still not bad, though.
     
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  9. yas

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    Any self respecting Moskvich should be either brick red, sky blue or grass green. What are these capitalist nonsense colors?
    Anyway, its obviously a mule targeting to get attention and its successfull on that.
     
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  10. RandomCarGuy17

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    The 1970s appearance looks interesting I guess, though I'm not sure that this will be capable of doing any Tesla killing.
     
  11. kikie

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    Indeed, for some reason these old Russian cars appealing.

    Maybe this CV-1 will be very ugly but gorgeous at the same time.
     
  12. TexRex

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    Screenshot_20180825-054653.png

    :p
     
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  14. NFSCARBON1

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    It seems the late 70's/early 80's have only just reached Kalashnikov. Here's their other announcement this week, a large all terrain robot

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  15. 05XR8

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    Is that cardboard?
     
  16. kikie

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    Reminds me of Star Wars.
     
  17. NFSCARBON1

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    It looks like a mash up of a Star Wars Walker and the Robots from the original robocop
     
  18. 05XR8

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    Definitely from Robocop. ;)
     
  19. kikie

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    Indeed, it is part Robocop.


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  20. Rage Racer

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    It's been memed by the Russian internet already.

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  21. EngieDiesel

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    Everyone says Robocop or Star Wars, but I see early Battletech:
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