In 1950, the GAZ M-20 "Pobeda-Sport" made its mark in the Soviet sports scene when it appeared in the Torpedo Gorky sports club. A few homemade modifications were made to the cars, and it was during a test by Michael Metelev on the "Pobeda-Sports" N 11 that new speed records were established, reaching an impressive 161.211 km/h at a distance of 100 km. The pursuit of excellence continued, and in 1951, several enhancements were introduced, such as equipping three vehicles with rotary blowers "Rutz" and replacing carburetors for increased power and higher speeds. Another variant with an experimental four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine followed, showcasing the determination to push the limits of performance. Although the GAZ M-20 "Pobeda-Sport" was successful, it also laid the groundwork for future advancements, as these experiences proved invaluable in the development of other vehicles and even jet engines, leaving a lasting impact on the Soviet automotive and engineering landscape. The "Pobeda-Sports" went on to win three championships of the USSR, solidifying its position as the first truly successful domestic sports car in Soviet history.
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