AVTOVAZ and firm Ricardo in Great Britain, have begun teamwork on designing and operational development of the perspective motor in volume of 1,8 litres. As informs AVTOVAZ press-serving, in the new engine for the first time in practice of the Russian motorcar giant the gear of changeable phases of a gas distribution will be applied. It will allow to optimise motor work in various modes and will promote drop of fuel consumption and toxicity of exhaust gases. Within the limits of the concluded contract firm Ricardo will assist experts of AVTOVAZ in working out of a head of the cylinder block for the new engine and in motor calibration. The contract with Ricardo is calculated for two years. With the new engine it is planned to equip cars on the unified platform of a class “C” and family LADA PRIORA cars.