10th edition. (NTD) Test Drive - Rare GAZ 2308 \
For GAZ Ataman, the manufacturer offered two engine options: the basic gasoline four-cylinder power unit ZMZ-405 with a volume of 2.5 liters, whose power was 150 hp; four-cylinder diesel engine GAZ-5601 with a supercharged engine and an intercooler with a volume of 2.1 liters and 110 horsepower. As for the transmission, there was installed a 5-speed manual gearbox. The maximum speed of the car is 140 km / h.
It is worth noting that the car platform is based on chassis units borrowed from a Volga car, such as, for example, front and rear drive axles, steering gear, rear spring suspension, and cargo Gazelles: Gearbox with transfer case, brakes, shock absorbers , fuel tank.
The interior of the GAZ 2308 is also not unique, but is borrowed from GAZ-3307. The location of controls and instruments in the cab is fully consistent with the cab of the truck. The differences include only the presence of three levers between the seats. In addition to the gear lever, there is a lever for locking the center differential and downshifting in the transfer case. The front and rear suspension SUVs are equipped with anti-roll bars, and the braking system of the car includes a front disc and rear drum brakes.
The position of the steering wheel does not change, but thanks to various adjustments of the seat, it is easy to get comfortable behind the wheel. It is equipped with its own suspension, consisting of a coil spring and a shock absorber. Changing the stiffness of the suspension, depending on the weight of the driver is produced by the cam tension mechanism of the main spring by changing its preload. In total there are four positions corresponding to the driver's weight of 60, 75, 85 and 100 kg. Changing the position of the seat height is provided by a screw-type height adjustment mechanism, which allows it to infinitely change its height relative to the cab floor within 80 mm. The longitudinal adjustment of the seat is carried out using a slide with 8 fixed steps and a total travel of 136 mm. Two thumb screws and a row of holes on the base of the seat allow you to find the optimal angle of inclination of the seat cushion. Noteworthy and visibility cab with the driver's position.
Of foreign models with the car GAZ 2308 "Ataman" are similar pickups, like the Chevrolet S1500, Ford F150 and Dodge Ram.