Car Lada Kalina NFR: specifications, description, photos and reviews
AvtoVAZ is a large Russian company,specializing in the production of passenger cars. From its conveyor came out such legendary models as "six", "nine", "ninety-nine". The whole world knows them. It is worth noting that these cars still conquer roads, not only Russian, but also near abroad. However, progress does not stand still. AvtoVAZ in 2004 began the production of a completely new model of the Kalina at that time. This lineup was opened by a sedan, later a hatchback was developed. And, finally, in 2014 a new car appeared - Lada Kalina NFR R 1, replenishing the segment of sports cars.
A bit of history
As mentioned above, in 2014 the domestic company introduced its new "child". This car is classified as racing. For the first time he made his debut on the track near Moscow in the framework of the WTCC championship. Experts highly appreciated the capabilities of Lada Kalina NFR R1, calling the car a "hot monster." Later, just a few months later, the model was exhibited for the general public at the international auto show taking place in the Russian capital. The novelty was accepted with a bang. Experts predicted that the car will be an exclusive domestic automotive industry. And it should be noted that these statements are not groundless. The start of sales of Lada Kalina NFR (see photo in the article) began at the end of 2015.
Dimensions of the novelty
The new "Lada" became the successor of the "Sport" model. The car is released with the hatchback version of the body, as well as the previous version. Its dimensions have not changed and completely correspond to its predecessor. The length of the body is 3943 mm, the outer width is 1700 mm, the height is 1450 mm. However, there is a difference between the models. These are wheel disks. In Lada Kalina NFR they are increased. Now their sizes are 17 inches. What about the wheelbase? There are also no special changes. Distance between the axles does not exceed 2478 mm. However, such indicators make the car the most stable when performing steep maneuvers.
So, let's see what awaits us in the externalcar registration. Of course, we'll start the review from the front. Just want to mention that waiting for the maximum new elements in the exterior of the car is not worth it. It differs from the "Lada Sport" model only by small changes, which can be called faster completion, rather than the introduction of something new and original. First of all, let's focus on the holes that appear on the hood cover. This innovation is very useful, given the appointment of Lada Kalina NFR. It does not play a special design role, but for the engine such outlets are very important. With their help, the unit is able to cool faster.
The bumper is very large and bulky, its constructionquite complex. On its sides you can see special compartments, which are designed for fog. The latter are performed in a fairly simple circular form. In the middle there is a large radiator grille with smooth borders without angularity. The optics of the head light is made in the form of a rectangle, however, the lower part of the headlights has a roundness that gives a certain softness. Sideways a clear window-sill is clearly visible, but the roof has a characteristic slant to the rear. The windows are large, the visibility is good. In the rear of the bumper is small. On the sides there are "stops". The headlights are very large, taking up almost half of the body from top to bottom. They start from the roof and end in the middle of the wing. Summing up, the exterior can be called not striking, but dynamic.
Lada Kalina NFR (photo of interior see below)inside is simply identical to the model "Sport". The first thing that catches your eye is powerful seats with good enough lateral support. It perfectly keeps the driver during the tough maneuvers. The instrument panel is multifunctional. There is an onboard computer, a multimedia screen, a heating system and so on. The steering wheel is sporty, but without the control buttons. There is a small remote control on the driver's door. On it are the buttons that are responsible for the power windows, locks and other locks.
A significant advantage of all "Kalin" isspaciousness of the cabin. This car is no exception. Passengers of the rear row, even with an increase of 180 cm will not feel cramped. Now let's talk about the pronounced details that are borrowed from the predecessor. The first thing that catches your eye is the orange line. Its manufacturer uses both on the finish of the steering wheel, and on the seats. Virtually all the elements that are in the salon of the new "Lada" are already familiar to car enthusiasts in the old models, and even the non-sporting line.
So, having studied the external and internal design,many will ask: what is the feature of the car? After all, with detailed consideration there is nothing interesting and extremely new in it. But the highlight in Lada Kalina NFR is still there. And it is hidden under the hood. The manufacturer installed a modernized engine on the model. For its basis the VAZ-21127 unit is taken. The power plant is a four-cylinder engine with a volume of 1.6 liters. Cylinders are arranged in a row, equipped with distributed fuel injection. In the process of its modernization, a complete reprogramming of the systems was carried out, so that the engine became forced with significantly improved performance. It works on gasoline, develops a capacity of about 140 liters. from.
In a pair to it is established a mechanicalgearbox, designed for 5 speeds. It is worth noting that for cars of the sports segment, the automatic transmission is not intended, since it significantly reduces the main acceleration and speed indicators. The new model shows good results already at the start. Up to "hundred" is dispersed in just 9 seconds. The maximum, which it is capable of in the speed plan, is a mark of 203 km / h.
Packages and prices
Serial release of the Lada Kalina model is limitedonly 50 copies. The cost of the car varies between 800-900 thousand rubles. What can I get for this money? Your comfort and coziness: climate control, wheeled seventeen-inch wheels, first-row seats of sports type, two airbags, a 7-inch multimedia screen, automatic glass windows installed on all doors, an excellent braking system and, of course, the car's highlight - 136-horsepower engine.