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1951 ZIS-112/1

In 1951, Russian automaker ZIS unveiled the ZIS-112/1 Concept Car, dubbed the "Cyclops." Designed by Valentine Rostkov, this two-seater prototype drew inspiration from the 1951 GM LeSabre concept car. It featured a removable hardtop and was powered by a 140hp V-8 engine from the ZIS-110, later upgraded to a potent 186hp V-8 experimental engine with four carburetors. The ZIS-112/1 participated in national competitions, undergoing modifications to enhance performance, including a shortened length and reduced weight from its original 6-meter frame. This revolutionary concept car symbolized Russian ingenuity and futuristic design, leaving a lasting impact on the automotive industry.

Three versions of the ZIS-112 existed:

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