Welcome to the Weekend Edition. This time, I’m penning my submissions from the tables of various Nordic airports, as I’m spending my weekend in Amsterdam and other Dutch places of note. This naturally means there will be Dutch DOTS stuff in the pipeline for y’all to enjoy.
Today’s theme is all about tuned Russian cars. First of all, I’m showing you this Bosozoku style VAZ 2109, also known as the Lada Samara.
The Samara is, if possible, even more slammed than the black 2107 I posted the other day. Samaras are some of the most worthless cars on the planet, so it’s interesting to see a tuned one with Plexiglas windows and bucket seats. “The later models of the LADA lost their mojo”, says Artem the builder.
The Samara runs on 14-inch Work wheels, practically straight out from an early-’70s Skyline. They look damned good. 195/40/R14 Conti Sport Contacts have been wrapped on the Works. The overfenders are custom GRP ones.
For the photoshoot over at rubnroll, the Samara ran without a hood. Most likely just to show the engine, which is a replaced and redone unit, with the velocity stacks proudly displayed on the front like Audi rings. The engine bay has been smoothed and detailed, as well. It looks like lots of useless crap has been removed.
What about that colour? BMW Laguna Seca blue, from the E46 M3’s colour chart. Nice.