Welcome to another edition of the Thursday Twister — a free-for-all quiz where we ask the question and you guys give the answers. Today’s subject is flat engine powered cars…they are engines that use horizontally-opposed pistons and are sometimes called boxer engines (if each piston has its own crankpin), but regardless – let’s collect the whole set.
My submission is the ubiquitous Type 1 Volkswagen Beetle — no other car has contributed so much to the global hatred of flat engines as the Beetle, but the flat engine helps keep the weight low and tucked under the rear of the passenger compartment.
What other cars use (or used) a flat engine? Comments below.