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The new brand of Trabant was launched at the plant of «Horch-Audi» in Zwickau in eastern Germany on November 8, 1957,. The firm was named after the space satellite (in German «Trabant» - satellite) launched by the Soviet Union the same year.

In 1957, the GDR government decided to start production Trabant model of Sputnik. The car had a two-cylinder engine of 0.5 liter capacity of 19 hp.

Design of Trabant Sputnik was typical of Eastern European car industry: small and angular. Despite his unprepossessing appearance, Sputnik and the following "Trabant" for several decades have been popular with residents of the GDR and other socialist countries.

Trabant model range

Trabant Technical Specifications

Full list of Trabant specifications
Trabant: Country of origin (DE)
Model Max Power 0-100 Km/h Mixt
1 1964 Trabant 601 86HP (63 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a 6.6 l/100km
2 1964 Trabant 601 Universal 86HP (63 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a 6.6 l/100km

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