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 |  May 01 2011, 4:32 PM


Tintek, a tuning company from the Czech Republic, specializes in wrapping sports cars with unique finishes. And while matte finishes are all the rage right now, there’s no denying that certain enthusiasts prefer something more flashy…like chrome.

In order to showcase their newest product that features some proprietary technology, Tintek has released a video showing off a chrome-wrapped Chevy Camaro and Audi TT.

While we don’t really expect chrome and gold chrome wraps to take off here in America, it’s interesting to see the trends overseas for those looking for something on the opposite end of subtle. We have to admit, both the TT and Camaro look pretty nice decked out in full chrome; and if your goal is to be seen, this is probably a very good option for you.

[Source: GT Spirit]

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 |  Sep 02 2010, 10:34 PM

A quick history lesson before we actually get into talking about this awesome creation from the Czech Republic. Tatra is a vehicle manufacturer based out of the Czech Republic and was originally founded back in 1850. The Tatra brand however didn’t become a reality until 1919 and is the third oldest automaker in the world behind Daimler Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot. An obscure automaker on the global scene, Tatra is recognized for its rear-mounted, air-cooled V8 engine; which when developed back in the 1930s was very sophisticated for its time.

The Trabant, for those who don’t know, is an infamous East German car with a two-stroke engine and plastic body panels. In so many ways it epitomizes what’s wrong with implementing Communism.

So what happens when you combine an air-cooled V8 powerplant with a Trabant, with plans to go sideways? This one-of-a-kind, wickedly awesome drift car.

Originally built for Rodeocross, a form of motorsports that takes place on a dirt road course, organizers claimed that it was too dangerous to run, so off it went sideways onto the drift scene. We think its an excellent example of just how much fun you can have in a sport where there are very few rules.

We’re hoping a video surfaces of this bad boy in full sideways action, since we’ll probably never get to witness it in person. Although the owner of the car is reportedly willing to part with his prized possession – and for just $1,500 dollars.

GALLERY: Tatra V8-Powered Trabant Drift Car

[Source: SouthRnFresh and Jalopnik]