GAZ 14 Chaika
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||5.5L GAZ-14 V8 220 hp SAE Gross|
|Wheelbase||3,450 mm (135.8 in)|
|Length||6,114 mm (240.7 in)|
|Width||2,020 mm (79.5 in)|
|Height||1,525 mm (60.0 in)|
|Curb weight||2,615 kg (5,765 lb)|
The vintage 1950s-style 13 was succeeded by the more modern Chaika 14 introduced in 1977. The exterior design of "Chaika 14"was copied from the '1968 and '1972 Mercury Marquise,while the interior design was copied mostly from Mercedes-Benz W116.Although visually modern and fitted with the latest electronic luxury features, the 14 was in fact built around the drivetrain and undercarriage of the older model.
The 14 engine was a modernized 5,526 cc (337.2 cu in) and achieved |220|hp.|SAE Gross| A seven-seater, with special soundproofing, it measured 611 cm (241 in) long overall and weighed in at 2,600 kg (5,732 lb). A four-door convertible, the 14-95, appeared in 1982.
The Chaika 14 remained in production from 14 October 1977 to 1988,after which point the Chaika limousine brand was ended.
Around a hundred 14s were built each year, with total production (including those out of spares in 1989) reaching 1,114. On orders from Mikhail Gorbachev, the blueprints and tooling were destroyed as part of his "fighting privileges" campaign under perestroika.