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Toramania Motorwerke


After the end of the super war the kingdom of Tormania was subdivided into different zones by the winners of the war, in particular the eastern area was entrusted to the administration of the Sovenica Union.
In 1945 the commissioner Sovenico decided to put into operation the old car factory, which was quite intact despite the war just ended, of the Royal Torremania Motor werke (RTMW) but changing its name in TMW, Toramania Motor Werke.
in 1947 the first model of the TMW came out the 4-door sedan called FRIEDEN.
the Frieden was none other than the bodywork of the pre-war K-9 model of the RTMW to which was put a motor of Sovenica origin produced under license.

Frieden was produced from 47 to 54.

An important event for the TMW was 1950 when the east area entrusted to the administration of the Sovenica Union gained independence becoming the East Toramania.

Starting in 1951, the new president of Toramania est commissioned a team of young engineers from TMW to design a sport car based on Frieden that could compete in the Sports category class 7,from 1,000 to 1,170 cc. After two years of intense studies and experiments in 1953 the Frieden SW (Sportwagen) was born, which was produced in 6 units entrusted to the RTE team, Rennen Toramania East.

Frieden SW achieved excellent results also in the races held in the rest of Europe and was an excellent propaganda vehicle for the automobile industry in East Toramania, so much so that the Frieden EX was produced in the two-year period 54-56.

The frieden EX, export, was a version with the external body of the SW and an improved version of the standard Frieden engine; in addition the interiors were more comfortable and finished with more care.

The Frieden EX gets a decent sales success especially in Scandinavia and Benelux.

Road Rally - 1952 Corso di Fruinia [FINAL RESULTS]

Nice with some faux-iron-curtain countries and car companies. Just one thing though, clear taillights would definitely not have been used back then. Other than that, keep up the good work.


In 1954 the central committee for the economy commissioned the TMW to start the project of a new model that had to have better performances of the Frieden and cost a maximum of 100 Toramarchi more.
After 2 years of study, TMW presented the Arbaite model, which was a small 4-seater utility vehicle with standard interior and fitted with a 1,000 cc I4 engine produced by the same TMW.

At the same time the EX version was presented which was identical to the basic version but with more chrome to meet the tastes of Western countries.

The Arbaite was produced from 1956 to 1960.

In 1956 the Rennen Toramania team risked being closed not to displease the powerful and envious Sovenico ally.
But thanks to the alliance made by the directors of TMW and the chemical complex of East Toramania, it was possible to convince the party secretary to support the Frieden SW / 56 project.
The four models of the car produced the same engine and the same mechanics of the Frieden SW but thanks to the adoption of the rear suspension Semi Trail Arm and especially the body in DUPLA, a Fiber Glass produced by the chemical industry complex of East Toramania that decreased car weight of 72 kg, the performance improved a lot and fuel consumption decreased dramatically.

The SW / 56 obtained some victories against the Italian and French opponent cars in the class 7 of the Sport category.



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Car built in 1959 by TMW in a single model with luxurious interiors donated by the General Secretary of the Party to Comrade Frodel Cresto Leader of the island of Cucubea.


In 1961 TMW further improved the Arbaite by building the KN2 model, Kennzeichen = KN = Mark in English.
From an aesthetic point of view, the front grille changed, which remained with the horizontal lines but with a more modern look, and the position lights.
From a mechanical point of view the engine received a slight re-phasing, which allowed to save 0.2 l / 100 km, and were installed at the rear drum brakes with double clamp (drum 2LS).
The KN2 was the first TMW car to mount a rudimentary FM radio.

In the 1960s, relations between East and West became very tense and in particular in the East Toramania a wall was built that divided the capital Burlenia in two.

(I put this picture even if I’m telling a semi-fake story because it’s good not to forget why it does not happen anymore)

Because of this the NK2 never had an EX version.


in 1961 the Arbaite NK2 GT came out of the TMW factory, built in 1000 units and homologated in the group 2 class up to 1150 cc, which had the same appearance as the standard car but mounted the Frieden SW / 56 engine.
The Arbaite NK2 GT was the car with which from 1961 to 1965 the GT championship of East Toramania was disputed


In 1964 the government of East Toramania, through the mediation of the Sovenica Union, bought the machinery necessary for off-road production, the former assembly line of the FAT campagnola, from the Italian industry FAT.

(new plant of TMW, near Lopziag)

The first off-road model of the TMW was the Maultier, mule in English, which had a 1300 cc engine of FAT origin but the external designe and some mechanical details had been added by the TMW technicians.

The Maultier was produced starting in 1966.


In 1967 the directorate for the industry of East Toramania ordered TMW to build a 4-door sedan that did not disfigure the connatial in front of the Sovenici who were beginning to receive the first Leda-Voz.

In June the Starke,power in english, model was presented which had some changes compared to the previous Arbaite KN2.

  1. Rear suspension semi trailing arm
  2. 4 Gears manual
  3. Mono-tube gas dumpers.
    The Starke was equipped with a 1.3L engine derived from that of the Maultier but that, the first case in the history of TMW, had the overhead cam mechanism that led to an increase of 10 HP.

The Starke was produced from 1967 to 1975.


Inspired by the Volvo 140 when designing the rear end or just a coincidence getting so similar?


Industrial espionage was an intelligence specialty of East Toramania

historical is the case of the copy of a known brand cream hands



Immediately after the road model was produced the Starke GT, approved for class 8 of the FIA regulation, which became the basic car for the national championship and marked the return of the Rennen Toramania East team in international competitions.
The Starke GT, in addition to having the body in Dupla, fiber glass, was equipped with a modified version of the 1300 cc engine as standard thanks to the aluminum head, the new cam profiles and the double carburettor DCOE delivered a power of 92 HP and 114 Nm.
The Starke GT performed well internationally, winning some category races between 1967 and 1974.

In 1971 the party secretary Rolbrecht was replaced for health reasons by his second Hornacker who initiated the diplomatic negotiations that led in 1973 to mutual recognition between the two Toramanias and opened to timid trade in goods and technology.
In particular, some of these technologies concerned the automotive sector.



Following the normalization of the relationship between the two Toramanie two workers of the TMW, actually engineers appropriately trained by the secret services, visited the Welfwogen factory where, despite the strict security measures, they were aware of the combination of transversal engine and FWD.
When they returned to East Toramania, they convinced the technical and political leaders of TMW to apply the news they had come to know about the model that would soon replace Starke.
In 1975 the TMW presented two models the Maultier KN2 and the new car called Verzicht, self-sacrifice in English.

The Maultier KN2 was a massive restyling of the previous model in fact appeared the double headlights and the rear lights were the same as the Starke, obviously larger.
The major innovations were underwent with the adoption of the engine, produced under license of the Sovenica VUVAZ, 2.3 liters that produced 93 hp and 170 Nm of course I will be re-calibrated the gears and the top speed and updated safety systems.

The competitive price and the discreet quality favored the export of a good number of Maultier KN2.

Wolkspolizei version


In 1975 the TMW presented the Verzicht model a revolutionary car for the Eastern Euroland countries because it was the first to mount the transversal engine and the FWD transmission.
The engine that was adopted was a 1500cc that produced 68 hp and 105 Nm of torque.
The verzicht also pleased the people of East Toramania because it was cheaper and was more comfortable and safe than the previous Starke.

After 6 months the Verzicht GTI was presented, the I stands for international not for injection, which compared to the basic version was equipped with a 1500cc engine powered by a double carburettor DCOE that delivered 105 hp and 131 Nm of torque and had the front brakes disc, first car of the house to mount them as standard.
The GTI in addition to becoming the basic car of the national championship of East Toramania also ran abroad under the banner of the RTE team.

in the photos a RTE team car sponsored by the national airline Influg

Coming soon the TMW revealed the Group 4 car for the Rally World Championship…


In 1976, after 3 years of accurate and secret design, the Verzicht GTR was published, which was to take part in the World Rally Championship.
The chassis and panels were in common with the GTI version but the real news was under the hood.
The 2000cc engine had an aluminum base and head, forged steel pistons and connecting rods, and a high quality dual DCOE carburetor, all of which allowed it to express a power of 206 hp and a torque of 219 Nm.
From a mechanical point of view the GTR had a 5-speed gearbox and disc brakes on all four wheels.

The verzicht GTR ran from 1976 to 1980 competing with good results with the FAT-obart and the Fard.


in 1978 the directorate for industry ordered TMW to design a smaller and less polluting four-door of the Verzicht which was to be the new car of the people and to respect the ecological norms of western Europe to favor their export.
Due to the delays, due to the increasingly inefficiency of the bureaucracy of East Toramania, the Recht model only came out in 1983 and this prevented foreign markets because it was in full second cold war and on the verge of nuclear catastrophe.

The Recht presented a unique technical innovation that was the torsion beam rear suspension.
The 1300cc engine, a version with single barrel eco twin carburettor and 2 straight throught mufflers derived from the old Starke engine, which produced 60 HP and 93 Nm of torque.


That brick on wheels looks like a proper off-roader… I see why you went for coil-sprung live axles. From what I know so far, they provide more off-road capability, but less load capacity, than leaf-sprung live axles.


Is a compromise between offroad and cargo capacity


1989: East Toramania is imploding itself despite the celebrations of 40 years since the birth of the state.

In fact, a year later, East Toramania collapsed just like the wall that separated the city of Berlonia in two.


We were moving from a socialist economy to a market economy. There was a lot of excitement but also fear. When they told us that our company would be bought by an Italian, all the uncertainties we already had, took over. "Frau Heike Florenz has been working for TMW for 40 years, and today remembers with a smile that day 26 years ago when employees The future of the automobile factory was announced, with the winner of the tender for the privatization of the industrial area of ​​the former East Toramania was Alberto Abbondio, then president of the Autonord group, the third Italian automobile industry.
"When we bought the 400,000 square meters of TMW in 1992, it was not only to restructure industrial production and adapt the production structure to European standards but also to change the mentality, after 45 years of communism there was a guaranteed salary and there was no unemployment but there was also a low productivity, explains Attilio Abondio, TMW Chief Financial Officer.This was compounded by the very high unemployment rate which, in the former East Toramania, followed the collapse of the Berlonia Wall: factory employees halved in 3 years, from 23,000 in 1989 to 11,268 in 1992. “Compared to the Italians we were both curious but skeptical,” says Frau Heike, for whom TMW is almost a family, since her husband and son also worked there. "The first contact I had with Dr. Abbondio - he continues - was immediately after the privatization. He promised us that he would make this company great again. In a few, they gave in to us but in fact all that he said made it. "Now TMW has a turnover of 1.6 billion euros.
“We won the race on our restructuring plan, a plan that we have met every point in. And that has made TMW one of the few examples of successful privatization of the former Toramania Est Republic,” explains Abbondio. Today, the historic buildings are going to be demolished and the whole area of ​​the original reclaimed settlement while, not far away, the new TMW extends, where it is produced 7 days a week in renovated and high technology spaces. In this microcosm, the Italian and the Toramanian soul meet by combining precision and organization on the one hand, creativity and flexibility on the other. “Italians and Toramanian are very different in temperament - concludes Heike - but over time a great symbiosis was born”.


In 1992 the Frei model was introduced, a compact 3-door that was at the base of the range of automobiles produced by the Autonord group, which was available with both basic and standard interiors.
The motorizations available were 4, three naturally aspirated and one supercharged, ranging from 900 to 1100 cc.
Features common to all trims:

  • Monocoque and corrosions resistant steel panels

  • transversal motor and FWD transmission

  • McPherson suspension (front) Torsion Bean (rear)

  • Power steering

  • engines with EFI single point

    -basic interior
    -4 gears manual

-standard interior
-5 gears manual

1100 4x4
-standard interior
-4x4 transmission
-5 gears manual

1100 GTI
-standard interior
-5 gears manual


In 1993 the TMW returned to producing a 4x4 off-road model called Tiger.
The Tiger had 4 seats with interiors, entertainement and standard security.
gearbox was automatic with 4 gears.
solid disc brakes on all 4 wheels.
Power stering variable hydraulic.
The motor was a 3,000 cc I6 and for the first time in the history of the automaker it had a catalytic converter.

The Tiger 4x4 was sold from 1993 to 1998

In 1993 the rally cross version of the Tiger was utilized by the TMW-Boni Racing team and driven by Toramanian Manfred Kalz and Italico Giuseppe Boni, owners of the team, in Dakar of 1993