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VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

This unique 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit was built by DM Motorsport in L’Epiphanie, Quebec. Sitting behind the driver is an all-aluminum 4.2 L V8 and six-speed manual transmission from a 2004 Audi S4. The engine produces 350 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque in a vehicle that weighs 1100 kg (2425 lb). They installed the engine and transmission using a custom tube subframe. The Rabbit rides on a 1995 Corrado VR6 front subframe and suspension while the back comprises of parts from a 2004 Porsche 911 GT2. The team improved braking using Brembo cross-drilled rotors with Girling 60 2-piston calipers in front and Porsche 996 Turbo cross-drilled rotors and 4-piston calipers in back.

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

1984 VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8

Source: DM V8 Rabbit (project’s FB page) and Speedhunters

3 thoughts on “VW Rabbit with a Mid-Engine Audi V8”

  1. “Why is my steering getting so light?
    Oh yeah I’m running out of gas and I’ve radically changed the weight distribution and balance of the car.
    Oh well at least I still have the ridiculous wheel well arches.”

    1. I defy you to notice a substantial effect on handling in the 50lb difference between a full tank and an empty tank. A change in handling may be noticeable, but it would hardly cause the radical change you suggest.

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