First conceptualized in the late 1950's, the need for a cheap, small yet capable off-road oriented personal transport vehicle in the USSR became clear. This paved the way for development of the Tayga (then TAZ)-611, lovingly nicknamed the "Kenguru", meaning Kangaroo.
The reason for the nickname? Don't let the timid looks fool you - the Kenguru is surprisingly capable, and skips over rough terrain. With very tall solid axle suspension both front and rear, locking differentials, a low-range gearbox and four-wheel drive, it is not afraid to get dirty. Watch the mud though, as the narrow tires tend to spin on slushy ground.
Power is applied via a four-cylinder engine producing approx. 60 horsepower, leading to a top speed of 95 miles per hour (150km/h). It weighs less than a ton, and is excellent for surveying around gravel roads.
The "safety" features on the Kenguru are as good as non-existent. The removeable roof and windshield can come off quite easily in a crash (or by applied force), and due to the subsequent lack of a reinforced chassis, it's likely to snap over the middle. Crash at your own risk.
It's not very fast, but it's a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for driving my cars!
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