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A Lada On The Nürburgring Really Is That Slow

If watching a Porsche 911 GT2 RS reclaim the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for street-legal sports cars isn’t your speed, rejoice! We have found the complete opposite. Boosted Boris took a Lada 2101 on the ‘Ring back in July, which goes at relaxing Sunday drive speeds whether you want it to or not.

Boris introduces this most glorious Soviet people’s car with a quick run-through of its features, including a big crank-handle that can be used to start the car, switches that “get you bitches,” a screwdriver for screwing over the “Crapitalists” and a left-side ignition for Le Mans starts.


(Fair warning: I can’t back up that switches claim as I, a woman, pulled almost my entire dashboard out of the car. Proceed with extreme caution.)

The Lada is all about fulfilling the basic needs of transportation. The speedometer doesn’t have high speeds because you don’t need to break the speed limit. Of course, this goes exactly how you would expect it to on the track.


You certainly won’t break any lap records in the Lada, comrade, but you will be riding in style.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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Eric Sundell

A Lada Vs. my Volvo 240, we could compete for the rings slowest lap time.