Car fans know Irmscher best as a German tuner of Opels. That all changed when the Berlin Wall came down. In 1990, Irmscher turned its attentions to one of the most notoriously terrible cars of the Eastern Bloc: the East German Wartburg. Big spoilers, lowered Bilstein suspension, Recaro seats and matt black mirrors all looked more 'Carlos Fandango' than Golf GTI. Buyers were saved by the bell, however, as in 1991 the whole Wartburg production line was shut down.