Never doubt how much motor can be stuffed into a small car. This 2000 Lada Niva (VAZ-2121) has had the 1.6 L or 1.7 L inline-four replaced with a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a Supra automatic transmission and Ford 9″ rear end with 3.7 gears. The engine and transmission are running off the factory ECU and wiring harness. On 0.6 bar or 8.7 psi the engine produces 289 horsepower and 314 lb-ft (427 Nm) of torque. The car runs a front suspension and brakes from a Supra and Jaguar XJ6 rear suspension. The ad below shows the car being sold out of Centurion, South Africa but many mentions on social say it is from Russia. If anyone knows more about this car please contact us or leave a comment.
Source: Gumtree via Crossbred Nation
This was built in South Africa it did the rounds at car shows a few times and was featured in our local car mag Speed and sound. The site has been redone so it is listed on it anymore.
Thanks Conrad. Do you know who built it?
No i cant remember i will see if i find the magazine with the feature.
Thanks. If you can find it could you take some photos or scan of the article? I would love to include it in this article since Speed&Sound no longer carry the article on their website.
It was featured in a magazine in south africa called speed and sound and its from centurion
Thanks Tristan. I wish I could get a copy of the speed & sound article.
Were you able to get a copy of the speed and sound article?
Hi Amanda. I was unable to find a copy.
My husband Jan Viljoen, build this Lada. Unfortunately, to his dismay, he sold it
Thanks for sharing that. He did a great job building the car.
Hi Amanda .
my father gave me hes old lada niva when he moved to capetown from boksburg and i would lime to do a similar build. please can you connect me with your husband as i have a few questions regarding the setup. Dean 0795594644
Sal graag met Jan wil gesels , het die Lada nou so 3 jaar en daar is n paar dinge wat ek graag met Jan wil oor gesels gaande die Lada.
Sal baie dankbaar wees so ek met hom in aanraking kan kom.
How can I buy lada