1937 Tatra T77

The Tatra T77, with its air-cooled V8 and slippery-even-by-2008-standards drag coefficient of 0.212, made just about everything else on the road in the mid-1930s seem like a wooden-wheeled goat cart by comparison. This brochure for the '37 model, aimed at German buyers, was perhaps too effective, with the Germans taking not only the Tatras but the entire country of Czechoslovakia the following year (and then ripping off crucial design elements for the Beetle soon after that). Thanks to Teargas for the scans!


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