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Old 12-17-2020, 08:16 PM   #578 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Bob View Post
I was a rear-engine booster all my life until Mercedes had their blowover crashes at Le Mans.
Considering how the good old VW Beetle outperforms some modern SUVs while off-roading, I still appreciate the rear-engine layout. On a sidenote, due to the popularity of the Beetle in my country, I have already seen some front-engined cars rebuilt around Beetle frames, also becoming rear-engined in the process. Sometimes I still consider to do a similar hack into some Japanese econobox from the '90s or a compact SUV.

The 911 is a triumph of engineering to adapt a VW bug for sport. I'd say that it looks distinctive handsome, but not beautiful.
No doubt it's distinctively handsome, but I actually consider the 911 beautiful.
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