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Sunday, June 7, 2020

4 Stroke Rumen is a modern-interpreted of the legendary Aérolithe concept

Have you ever seen a car as strange as this? Maybe some of you have never seen this car. But if you think this is a rendering image of a car design that only exists on the computer, then you are wrong. This uniquely shaped car was named the 4 Stroke Roumen, which according to the maker was inspired by the figure of the 1930s French-made legendary car Bugatti Type 57 'Aérolithe' Concept.
The unique-shaped car named Roumen built by 4Stroke, a French automaker and inspired by the 1930s French-made legendary car Bugatti Type 57 'Aérolithe' Concept. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2MxwPmw)
This is a real car and was built by a French automaker called 4 Stroke. The company was founded by a Bulgarian-born engineer named Roumen Antonov in 1998 and has a workshop facility located at Le Mesnil-Amelot which is located not far from the Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.
The unique-shaped 4 Stroke Roumen on display at the Mondial de l’Automobile de Paris 2006. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Bsxkfo)
Roumen Antonov is known to have started designing cars since the 1970s when he was still in Bulgaria. After he escaped from communist Bulgaria, Roumen Antonov worked on the design and development of automatic transmissions and was credited with the design of DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox).
The design inspiration from the Bugatti Aérolithe is immediately apparent in the 4 Stroke Rumen. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2MxwPmw)
This car has a carbon fiber composite body built on a steel frame and uses a 998cc three-cylinder inline engine that produces around 68hp at 6000rpm and 93Nm torque at 3000rpm to drive the rear wheels through a five-speed sequential semi-automatic gearbox. 
The cockpit of the 4 Stroke Rumen is a clever mixing of thirties style and 21st Century comforts, including air-conditioning. The steering wheel is a delightful alloy and wood creation. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2MtAyS3)
In addition, this 500kg-weighted car also features an independent suspension that is equipped with ABS and stability control. So that makes it a figure of the 21st-century modern car wrapped in a classic 1930s design.
The 4 Stroke Rumen has an aerodynamic profile despite its thirties styling. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36ZHxfd)
The 4 Stroke Roumen mockup in the 1:1 scale appeared in public for the first time at the 2002 Paris Motor Show which attracted much interest and since then the company has been trying to bring the car to the production stage. 
Roumen Antonov has successfully blended the art deco thirties style with twenty-first-century car technology into the 4 Stroke Roumen. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Bsxkfo)
In 2004 several companies were prospected to do the development work (Antonov himself basically concentrates on the development of automatic transmissions) and Technical Studio was chosen to take on the development.
During 2005 the design for series production has continued and is presented in its final shape on the Frankfurt Motorshow in September 2005. This is an interesting car that has been in development for some years. Will it actually enter small scale production? Time will tell. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | REVIVALER | MOTORCITIES]
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