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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Freak of the Week: Practically Impractical

Welcome to Freak of the Week #8, where for every weekend, we look for something balls off the wall crazy, polarizing or just weird and worth talking about.

Ever since hot hatches became popular, so too have there been mid-engined hatchbacks. Unfortunately, though I can clearly see why, the idea never caught on...

In MOTORING CON BRIO fashion, I've compiled my own grab bag of photos of mid engine hatches.

Sit back.

This car deserves its own post!
A project that James, or Rentonone of forums, had
undertaken to turn his MK-VI Ford Escort into a mid engine rwd track killer.


  1. haha. awesome! but it might be a bit of a stretch to call a europa a hatchback ;) more like a weird squarebacked coupe thing.

    the pugs and renaults are among my favorite cars ever, btw (road as well as group b versions).

  2. Chin and I have been debating what exactly a Europa should be considered! We've yet to reach a conclusion...