Thursday Twister: Rear Engined
Time for another edition of the Thursday Twister, a celebration of odd and unique features on cars. Today it is time to take a step back and..well…checkout the rear.
This is a simple twister — just plop a car on the list that has a rear engine setup. Engine has to be behind the transaxle, so I’ll start with an easy one, the Porsche 911.
Standard contest rules are as follows:
1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your
browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded
the page). Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post — if
you reply to someone else’s comment it should be in reference to his
comment and not another submission.
2. The contest will end in on Sunday, Sept 20, 2015.
3. One submission per make/model.
4. Each car must be a production model.
5. No anonymous submissions — pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.
DeLorean DMC 12
The always lovely Pantera.
Nein, in ze Pantera ze engine is in front of ZF
Tatra T600 Tatraplan
Ok, the obvious one: Volkswagen Type 1 / Beetle / Kafter / Fusca / et al.
Mercedes Heckwagen – 130H, 150H, and 170H
As a fan of old German autos, this one is new to me.
From wiki: "Dr Porsche, creator of the Volkswagen, (was) chief engineer at Daimler-Benz between 1923 and 1928, when the little rear-engined Mercedes-Benz sedans were under development.[.."
Fiat 500, 600, Steyr-Puch 650
Renault Caravelle (tried to pick their nicest looking one)
NSU 110, 1200, TT, TTS
Simca 1000, 1200 Coupe
VW Beetle! Just like the one in the article picture. Oh wait, that's a Porsche…
Renault R8, R10
Renault Alpine A110, A310, A610
VW Type 181 "Thing"
I own one: VW Vanagon AKA T3
Notably, many commenters need to study up on mid-engine vs. rear-engine…
Subaru Rex and R-2
Lombardi Grand Prix
VW Type 4