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Tatra history

Tatra is a vehicle manufacturer in Czechoslovakia. Born before the First World War and then known as the NW, it changed its name in 1919 following the independence of the new Czechoslovakia and assigns his surname germanophone inherited from the Austro-Hungarian recently dismembered cons of the Tatra reminiscent of the Tatras mountain range in Slovakia.

During the years 1920 and 1930, Tatra shows all his talents as a creator and innovator: motorized two, four or six-cylinder inline engines or flat architecture front, center or rear, or compressed air motors, air suspension (as Austin suspension Hydragas years 1970 and 1980).

The type "T" in 1914, his career has lasted twelve years. Four-cylinder engine of 3.5 liters.

NW participated in the war effort alongside the Austro-Hungarian Empire, providing a little over three hundred trucks. The first vehicle to receive the mark was a Tatra truck. The brand disappeared NW permanently in 1921. In the early 1920s, bought Tatra factory in Prague in order to increase its capacity.

The first car designed by engineer Hans Ledwinka was the T-11, motor 1100 cm3 air cooled. It was presented to the public in 1923. By design, the T-11 was ahead of its time, thanks to its wheels independent suspension.

All Tatra models were designed on the same architecture: self-supporting body (in German: selbsttragender or SETRA), and engine air-cooled flat. During this period, the Tatra cars won many races throughout Europe.

Tatra continued at the same time the manufacture of cars and trucks.

In 1931, presented the Tatra T-57. A more powerful version, the T-75, was also presented.

In 1934, Tatra launched a car aerodynamics, long before the Chrysler Airflow with the T-77A, with a V8 rear 3.0 liters and capable of reaching a top speed of 160 mph, leaving behind the heavy Renault Reinastella. A third lighthouse was subservient to the central direction and rotated in the same direction as the wheels. A technical innovation that Citroën took thirty years after its DS 20, but with two lighthouses. This sedan will be produced until 1938.

The T-87, recognizable by its rear fin, like the Jaguar D type, had the side vents. It will be produced until 1950. It was equipped with the same engine as the T-77.

In 1936, also produced the Tatra T-97, a small sedan with rear engine, opposed-cylinder. The line was very inspired by the T-77 and T-87, but the length was reduced.

Production of T-97 was arrested in 1939 after the annexation of Czechoslovakia by Germany. The vehicle displayed a disturbing resemblance to the Beetle, which released two years later, on decision of German rule. Volkswagen indemnify Tatra in 1961 by paying three million Marks. As the architecture of the current Porsche 911 is derived from the first Porsche, itself derived from the Beetle, itself derived from the Tatra T-97, we can say to the proud owner of a Porsche racing car is that the resulting an obscure but brilliant Czech car of 1936.
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