In 1996, Tatra introduced the new T-700. It had the same layout and general body lines as the T-613. The T-700 originated one year earlier when British designer Geoff Wardle was asked by Tatra to update the original body structure. It had a v8 engine, an up-to-date powerplant with electronic multipoint fuel injection, and a three-way catalytic converter. Modernized chassis, bodywork with safety features, and the interior with leather upholstery and wooden dash were standard in this car. The T-700s were custom built to meet the exact requirements of the customers. But customers were hard to find and Tatra made only seven cars in 1998. The T-700 is the last passenger car made; Tatra ceased car production in 1998. Now only large industrial trucks are produced.