The Trabant, was seen by many as an integral part of the fall of the Berlin Wall in East Germany.
Outclassed by the more more modern cars of the west, its main selling point was that it had room for four adults and luggage.
However, despite a light body, which was made from materials such as paper, performance was not a strong point.
Well, this racer appears to have rectified this, by removing the smoky two-stroke and slotting in the engine from a Suzuki GSX-R750 sport bike.
The result which I'll call a Trabzuki, is a handful that seems very fast.
Watch this tiny and strangely square car, with around 150bhp, as it tears up this makeshift autocross track below: