Rear-Wheel-Drive Twin-Turbocharged V8 Acura Integra?!

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If you didn't want to be the lame kid in grandma's hatchback, then the Civic wasn't for you, and Honda knew that all along, and so, they made the Integra. It's essentially a Civic coupé with all the Civic's sporty handling and engine. As a result, it out handled all cars in its class and it looked good while doing it. The Integra was so good that it even got a Type R treatment which meant that it was driven by a state-of-the-art VTEC inline-4 engine.

But all this meant nothing to the owner of this Integra. He was a man of simple American tastes, "If it ain't got a V8, it ain't a sports car!"* so he set to work. The Integra was a spectacular front-wheel-drive car but again the owner had simple tastes, so the end product had to be a V8 powered rear-wheel-drive borderline undrivable super-sleeper.

So he went on to get an 8.2-litre massive V8 from the 70's, one that's been in the Cadillac Eldorado V8. But why that engine in particular? Well, long story short, the Eldorado came with trans-axles, yes the Eldorado V8 was front wheel drive.

So if you're a fan of Engineering Explained then you might think why on earth would he want a trans-axle when he's building a rear wheel drive car, well the answer is quite simple. So fitting the world's largest production engine in the front of the slender Integra would be impossible so the engine would me right behind the driver's seat. Oh yes you heard me, it's a mid-engined rear-wheel-drive Integra!

That's not it thought, as the owner slapped some turbos in the colossal, pre-historic 8.2 litre carburated engine. The gearbox is straight from the Eldorado too, with a three gear automatic and a subframe from the donor Cadillac.

This is one of the most insane builds I've ever seen, and what I like about it is its clean looks, and its smooth widebody kit. The guy reving has engine right next to you will never see it coming.

What do you think? The best build ever?

*Owner may not have actually said that

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