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ajprice

11,262 posts

93 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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From retrorides, an Elise 1.8VVC engined, spaceframed Citroen Dyane biggrin





I'm not sure if it was this car but many years ago, possibly in Fast Lane magazine, I remember a yellow Lotus engined Dyane. It had a plastic garlic or onion hanging in the windscreen as l low tech g meter, bigger angle = harder cornering, dangling on the glass = rolled it hehe

DanielJames

5,771 posts

65 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Hoygo said:


Ls1 S2000
dat dere photoshop!

irocfan

8,240 posts

87 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Hoygo said:


Ls1 S2000



V8 Twingo
<drool> an S2000 I actually want.... sorry NEED!!!

I remember seeing a big-block powered Husky type van a few years back in a pale/sky blue looked insane

ajprice

11,262 posts

93 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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DanielJames said:
Hoygo said:


Ls1 S2000
dat dere photoshop!
http://www.modified.com/features/modp-1102-2002-ho...
O RLY? smile

irocfan

8,240 posts

87 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Is this lunatic enough? 911 Engine into a Golf....





http://sbarro.perso.neuf.fr/voitures/Golfturbo/gol...

dougc

8,236 posts

162 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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vladcjelli said:
davepoth said:
vladcjelli said:
What was that Lexus v8 engined Omega I saw in Evo a few years back?
Not that mental. Opel got as far as doing Autobahn testing on a V8 Omega but they couldn't keep it cool enough on long runs for production.
Nah, there was some swedish(?) chap who'd tuned something up to 1000bhp and whapped it in the front of Vauxhalls executive barge. They tried to vmax it on some ring or other, but unremembered mechanical failure may have put paid to it.

Will try to dig the issue out in the absence of someone with an infallible memory.
BOSH!
http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/2102...


JordanTurbo

701 posts

38 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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vauxhall omega with supra 2JZ engine cool






detomaso

1,354 posts

145 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SystemParanoia

9,974 posts

95 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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wibble

james_tigerwoods

12,724 posts

94 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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What's the big silver box with a yellow screw top?

SystemParanoia

9,974 posts

95 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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charge cooler res?

or rad expansion

Codswallop

4,687 posts

91 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Yugo Integrale (both the engine and 4wd system swapped in);




Twin-engine, all wheel drive Yugo with a 500 cubic inch (that's 8.2 litres!) Caddy V8 at the back and a Chrysler 2.2 turbo/transaxle in the front;






Edited by Codswallop on Monday 8th October 15:33

james_tigerwoods

12,724 posts

94 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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That AWD Yugo looks like a fiery ball of death.

Or rapid deafness....

thumbup

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,996 posts

81 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Codswallop said:
Twin-engine, all wheel drive Yugo with a 500 cubic inch (that's 8.2 litres!) Caddy V8 at the back shirley? and a Chrysler 2.2 turbo/transaxle in the front;




Batst mental winner surely !
I just can not compute the viceral drive that thing must give.
Balls of steel needed I assume to even start it !

Leins

3,470 posts

45 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Racing Dynamics K55. Mightn't sound as wild now, but remember being blown away by the idea of a Compact with a 427bhp bored-out V12 from the 850Ci. Only one built I believe, and price-tag would have been £86k back in 1997 IIRC




em177

1,992 posts

61 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Leins said:
Racing Dynamics K55. Mightn't sound as wild now, but remember being blown away by the idea of a Compact with a 427bhp bored-out V12 from the 850Ci. Only one built I believe, and price-tag would have been £86k back in 1997 IIRC



Manual box too IIRC?

TommyBuoy

795 posts

64 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
Codswallop said:
Twin-engine, all wheel drive Yugo with a 500 cubic inch (that's 8.2 litres!) Caddy V8 at the back shirley? and a Chrysler 2.2 turbo/transaxle in the front;




Batst mental winner surely !
I just can not compute the viceral drive that thing must give.
Balls of steel needed I assume to even start it !
That is mad. What does a car with a large block V8 to the rear wheels with a 2.2 turbo coming on song at the front feel like??

Madness.

ajprice

11,262 posts

93 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Leins

3,470 posts

45 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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em177 said:
Manual box too IIRC?
Yes, seem to remember something about pulling from standstill to 160mph in 5th gear! smile 186mph max?

205jsy

401 posts

71 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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The Saab estate with the Viper engine has to be up there