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The car was also equipped with a gearbox from Opel Omega, a Golf rack and pinion steering mechanism, a new exhaust system and new Toyo tires. The characteristics of the engine are unknown – in the most powerful version it developed 208 horsepower and 283 Nm of torque. The car cost the new owner £9,100, or 1.05 million rubles.

The chances of seeing a Lada Riva on the road – the export version of the VAZ-2104, 2105 and 2107 – are less than the Pagani Zonda. And a car like the one in the photographs is completely unique. It’s all about the engine. Regular “Rivas” were equipped with gasoline carburetor engines of 1.2, 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6 liters, which were combined with a four-speed, and later with a five-speed manual transmission. But here there is a Saab “turbo-four”, the power of which, unfortunately, is unknown.

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We’re talking about B204. It was installed on the Saab 900, 9000 and 9−3, and there were four varieties of this engine. The naturally aspirated version developed 132 horsepower and 177 Nm of torque, while the supercharged version developed up to 208 horsepower and 283 Nm. The most powerful engine had the index B204R and was intended for the Saab 9−3 Aero/SE. On the Riva, the unit is paired with an Omega gearbox – but the changes don’t end there.

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The station wagon received a rack-and-pinion steering mechanism from the Golf, a new clutch, exhaust, pedal assembly and GPS speedometer. Before the sale, a comprehensive service was carried out, including changing the oil in the gearbox and axle. The body is rust-free, and in general everything works as it should. The owner warns: the car is not for the faint of heart. All the fun cost the buyer 9,100 pounds sterling, which corresponds to 1.05 million rubles.

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