Volga V12 Coupé - a dream with a BMW M engine!

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Volga V12 Coupe BMW M Engine M21 Restomod Tuning 1

The standard Volga (also called GAZ M21) was built in three different series from 1956 to 1970 and was the most iconic vehicle of the Soviet Union. Developed as a luxury sedan for the rich and beautiful, its design was inspired by American models such as the Chevrolet Bel Air, the Plymouth Savoy and the Ford Mainline. However, this was accompanied by many robust features to cope with the poor roads and harsh local weather. The mixture of comfort and robustness quickly made it the most popular passenger car in the Soviet Union. And it was also exported to many other countries. One of them was communist Romania. And after the fall of the Soviet Union, many of the vehicles became restauriert and modified, which produced some wild and very special Volgas. But undoubtedly the craziest specimen is the unique one V12 coupe.

Volga V12 coupe

Volga V12 Coupe BMW M Engine M21 Restomod Tuning 5

The unique piece comes from the Moscow tuner workshop A: level. And under the long hood sits an old friend from BMW. Namely one V12. In addition, there was M3 rearview mirror and on the caliper proudly shows the big one M the motorsport department of BMW. So this is more or less a Volga from the Isar. But first things first. In a way, the black monster was created from the technique of two BMW 850 CSi (E31) assembled and also enjoys a handmade Body, which is reminiscent of the design of the Volga M21. From the "real" Volga itself but actually only come headlights and Rear lights. In the cabin shows - apart from E46 3-seater steering wheel - the complete Interior of the rear BMW with the Recaro seats and even a classic one BMW Bavaria radio is installed. However, everything is completely new leathered. So, from the inside, you don't realize you're sitting in an old third-series Volga that's been turned into a two-door, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer. But you could also say that a revised Volga body was put on the chassis of an 850CSi.

Almost only BMW technology on board!

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The Volga V12 even has those active rear axle of the E31 keep and the improved one M brake system with floating brake calipers and large, ventilated discs ensures a befitting deceleration. In addition, the hydraulic Rack and pinion steering from the E31. The one developed by M S70B56 engine and I baked the Getrag 560G six-speed manual transmission are responsible for the drive. With a displacement of 5,6 liters, the all-aluminum, naturally aspirated V12 pushes the Volga with no less than 380 PS and 550 Nm torque forward and leaves the old one 300 hp GAZ four-cylinder not miss.

Volga V12 coupe

From the front it looks like a 21s M1960, but the lower one opticsthat shortened roofline and I baked the Absence the rear Doors made it clear that this beauty is no ordinary Volga. The V12 coupe is wider and longer than the series and many parts like that front Grill, the bumper, the bonnet or the Windshield are in fact made from scratch and fully custom made. At that time, the customer who commissioned the incredible one-off piece had to work around 500.000 US Dollars pay for the vehicle. But judging by the result, it was worth it. More than two decades later, the BMW M-powered Volga V12 Coupe is still the most impressive Russian custom car we know. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed about this if you simply use our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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