I have a presentation due in three hours and I'm here on Oppo bringing you some good ol' forgotten classics again. Fantastic. My grades will be quite simply fantastic. Anyway, before I get cold feet and leave this lovely new editor the gods at Gawker have bestowed me with, let's talk Tatra. Tatra makes trucks. Amazing trucks might I add. Rugged, reliable, and read to take Dakar head on. That being said, I'm sure a few of you are already frothing at me for not mentioning their cars. Large, rear engined V8 cruisers. Very attractive and futuristic looking stuff, even inspired the Beetle we all know and love/detest.
That all being said, I'm not here to discuss their trucks or cars. They're all certainly worth writing about, but there's something else there. Tatra went out one day and built a supercar. Yep, a supercar.
Looks pretty darn slick, no? Stop it... I can hear the "It's just a big Ford Probe" jokes coming on now. Hear me out though. It comes with a lovely 3.9L V8 producing 302 horses to the rear wheels, which ain't too bad. V8s are good. They sound good.
Here's a video that shows all the goodness.
The car was a result of a collaboration with MTX, a sort of Czech Lola or Prodrive if you will. Needless to say, I'm sure you all would like to know how many were built! Four. Just four. Unfortunately, new ownership of Tatra decided to scale back the project even with 200 orders on hand. Oh, and the factory caught fire. Ooops.
Oh, and it was in some Kanye West video ages ago. That's a thing. Anyway, that concludes this rather short and haphazard article. I really need to get to working.