These vehicle designs look like they were made for a Batman movie, or maybe a space adventure. They're the direct result of the futurist bent in Soviet design. And some of them are just insane. We've got a gallery.
GAZ-A-Aero, designed by Alexei Nikitin Osipovich, 1934
M-20 Pobeda Sport, 1950
The Cyclops-like ZIS-112 with a single headlamp and an experimental 6005 cc engine, that could run the car with 126 mph (204 kmh) in 1951
Torpedo-GAZ, based on the Pobieda M-20, had a tubular skeleton in duraluminium, 1951
GAZ TR "Arrow", with a jet engine, but only reached the speed of 185 mph (300 km/h) due to the lack of high-speed tires and special route, built in 1954
Moskvitch G2, an aerodynamic sports car concept, built in 1956, once reached the speed of 139 mph (223 kmh)
VNIITE-PT, a concept taxi of the USSR Research Institute of Industrial Design, 1964