Pimp my Soviet ride: Alternative USSR automotive history

The one and only genuinely hip Soviet car, the ZAZ-969 “Zaporozhets”, is transformed here into an awesome Japan-inspired coupe. There were different kinds of “Zaporozhets” cars in the USSR: “ushastyi” (jug-eared), “gorbatyi” (humpbacked) — but no coupes, that’s for sure.

The one and only genuinely hip Soviet car, the ZAZ-969 “Zaporozhets”, is transformed here into an awesome Japan-inspired coupe. There were different kinds of “Zaporozhets” cars in the USSR: “ushastyi” (jug-eared), “gorbatyi” (humpbacked) — but no coupes, that’s for sure.

Andrey Tkachenko
Russian artist Andrey Tkachenko from Nizhniy Novgorod has created a remarkable series of car illustrations. These pictures show an alternative history of classic Soviet models that (unfortunately) never left the drawing board. As concept cars, you won’t find them kicking up the dust in the streets of Russian cities. But these cute babies sure do catch the eye!

Andrey Tkachenko