GAZ M-20 Pobeda is among the pride of the Russian automotive. Between 1951 and 1973 “Pobeda” and its modifications are sold in Poland under the name Warszawa. It is no surprise that from time to time in the country projects appear for the remake of the legendary automobile. In most cases, we talk about retro models whose design is strongly influenced by early models of the 50s. But the design of the Varsovia project is different.
The author of the “new Warszawa” is a Roman Kadler. He has a degree from the University of Pforzheim, in “Transportation Design”. He has worked at Pininfarina and General Motors. Four years ago he established the Kadler Design studio, based near Warsaw. Some of his projects are on the tram, train speed, and other advanced products. The project for the car was born two and a half years.
Varsovia is a big sedan, Warszawa of the XXI century, but nothing obscene in the machine from the 50s. Moreover, the main emphasis is not on the exterior and on the interior. It is a mobile office: front rear passengers are mounted, two 19-inch monitors. Internet access is provided through a satellite.
The rear seat consists of nine parts and adapts to the shape and weight of the occupant. Back can sit two, but one of them is eligible. This is the diagonal of the driver as before him no ordinary passenger seat and instead has a movable seat without a seat.
Curiously, Varsovia it could recognize (with the help of camera and sensors) mental attitude of passengers and on this basis adjusts the stiffness of the suspension and the seat itself and also offers a different type of music.
At the moment the model is only a draft. The technical information is scarce. Varsovia must be hybrid. The wheels will be driven by an electric motor and an internal combustion engine will act as a generator to charge the battery. It will be under the vehicle floor. The alleged mileage will be only 350 kilometers of electricity and 850 km with the ICE. The sedan can accelerate to 100 km/h in about five seconds. The top speed it can possibly reach is 200 km/h.
The coupe should be made of composite materials, which will reduce the total weight. Planned is an option for armoring a standard B7.