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ZIL 41047 Skorpion specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 5160 kg (11376 lbs)
Introduced 1983
Origin country Russia
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Submitted by Xndrzz

General performance

Top speed190 kph (118 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8
Displacement 7.7 l (469 ci / 7680 cc)
Power 319 ps (315 bhp / 235 kw)
Torque 608 Nm (448 lb-ft)
Power / liter 42 ps (41 hp)
Power / weight 62 ps (61 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 118 Nm (87 lb-ft) / t
Transmission automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Classics Dreamin+  8y ago

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Iggz  9y ago

@ Mental
Thank you for your research and info. I heard rumors about these cars being invincible but good to hear some more facts in detail. I remember from my childhood that before one of these armored cars passed, the road and other roads next to the main road had to be shut down for traffic. It was a security measure . This meant if the president decided to go to his summer home outside Moscow for example you couldnt get into town for hours.


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Mental  9y ago

Unbelievable, but these series ZILs really can weigh that much, and even more. But the curb weight hugely varies from modification. From 3335 kg up to 5225, depends on the vehicle's purpose.

I also explored some interesting facts about this car. Many armored vehicles use kevlar panels under the covering, but ZIL doesn't. And it is not because Russians didn't know what kevlar is, LOL. They managed to create a steel "armorcapsule" as a basis (4-10 mm), and then just make a car around it. Sounds not too practical, but hell reliable. The car was tested under firing. And it easily protected from 7.62 mm bullets and luckily survived grenade explosions on the roof and under the bottom. And what more! Its 47mm bulletproof windows survived.. anti-tank 14.5×114mm cartridge! That's so unbelievable, I even doubt! And the construction of the car doesn't allow the car to roll over.

Also some civilian facts. The "basic" ZIL 41047 that weighs 3335 kg can do: 190 kph top speed; 0-100 - 13 sec; braking distance from 80 kph - 40 metres; fuel consumption - 22l/100km. Incredible result, well, except the fuel economy.

Americans envy. Soviet engineering rules! :D


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Fangio Man  9y ago

@Shaggy
Nice comparisons!


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Mental  9y ago

5160 kilos??? Maybe 5160 lbs?


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Shaggy  9y ago

11,352 LBS, that's 2 Dodge Dakota pick-ups and a Dodge Neon, 2 Ram 1500s, or a Ram 3500 and a Dakota.


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Iggz  9y ago

Yes it was used as state limos in the USSR


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Fangio Man  9y ago

Is the weight correct?

If yes, is it armored or something?


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DeDe  10y ago

In a museum? As far as I know, soviet union no longer exists.

Maybe the car does...


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FastestLaps  10y ago

some of these cars are in my city =)

In a museum? As far as I know, soviet union no longer exists.


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MXN  10y ago

some of these cars are in my city =)


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Prof.  10y ago

Holy crap this thing is heavy!


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Mach-1  10y ago

racing rivals, Hyundai Pony, now that is funny.

Funny thing is, in a straight line, this would give the Hyundai a pretty good run, LOL.


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CyberGran  11y ago

Its a mix-up between a hummer a merc and a cadillac


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bob  12y ago

racing rivals, Hyundai Pony, now that is funny.


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gt  12y ago

you will need a truck driving license to drive this thing Legally! it is +1700 kg above the maximum allowed 3500kg.. LoOoL


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ferrari_scuderia  12y ago

this brings me to Obama\'s Cadillac One


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rraptor  12y ago

this is some cool machine :)


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R-35 UAE  12y ago

190 km .....its very fast car with 5 ton


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Inline 6 rules  12y ago

@FastestLaps

Not only that but it carries a very fat soviet dictator in the back-left. You can see the whole car is leaning on one side.

:D

By the way a 5 tons bulletproof limo shouldn\'t be on fastestlaps.com.


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FastestLaps  12y ago

whole car is bulletproof and thats why it weights 5 tons...

Not only that but it carries a very fat soviet dictator in the back-left. You can see the whole car is leaning on one side.


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nismo  12y ago

can you see glass? its bulletproof. :) whole car is bulletproof and thats why it weights 5 tons...


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R-35 UAE  12y ago

of course @@@


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scooones  12y ago

that weight is a joke, right?