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John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
10/26/09 3:31 p.m.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/26/lazareth-creates-mid-mounted-range-rover-v8-powered-renault-twi/

carguy123
carguy123 Dork
10/26/09 3:39 p.m.

So are the fins on the rear supposed to be a diffuser or to dissipate all the extra heat and power generated by the fusion drive?

RexSeven
RexSeven Dork
10/26/09 3:40 p.m.

Yikes! That thing looks like someone shrunk a Clio V6 then bashed it in the face with an ugly stick! Bet it goes as fast as it is ugly, though! I wonder if it will try to kill you like a Clio V6 will...

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado Dork
10/26/09 3:41 p.m.

I like, but it reminds me of something from the old days..

fiat22turbo
fiat22turbo SuperDork
10/26/09 3:58 p.m.

Anyone notice the car and the driver look to be somehow related?

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
10/26/09 4:04 p.m.

You MUST go to the Lazarus website:

http://www.lazareth.fr/

Kia_racer
Kia_racer New Reader
10/26/09 4:20 p.m.
John Brown wrote: You MUST go to the Lazarus website: http://www.lazareth.fr/

OK the Mini V8 5.9 just sounds scary. Cool though the way the V12 Miata is cool, and scary.

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
10/26/09 4:37 p.m.

Kinda reminds me of that twin turbo W12 GTI concept car, that was nearly un-drivable.

Jensenman
Jensenman SuperDork
10/26/09 7:21 p.m.

Lazareth ripped off the Thrush muffler logo.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
10/26/09 7:25 p.m.

And both of them ripped off Clay Smith cams:

tuna55
tuna55 Reader
10/26/09 8:23 p.m.

I'll try to summarize all of the thoughts from the GRMers who can't comment for some reason or another:

Wow, that thing could be badass

But it's so ugly

And it's engine should be a __

Maybe if they could start with a 197/8/9_ ___, __, they are really cheap!

Let me see if there are any on Craigslist...

Hmm... and for engines?

Maybe car-part.com....

"Honey, come here for a second" OR "Checks the bank account" OR "Looks for more space in the garage" OR "Looks for more talent"

Oh well.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
10/27/09 6:02 a.m.

The front of that pocket rocket looks like Wheems.

http://www.ketzer.com/original_movie_props/wheems.html

DrBoost
DrBoost HalfDork
10/27/09 6:11 a.m.

cool site, but i couldn't find any specs on the vehicles?

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury Dork
10/27/09 6:13 a.m.

Im not so sure its all that ugly...its kinda cute in a way. Now that said, im not sure I want a car with a V8 in my garage, inboard suspension, a diffuser in the rear bumper, and huge box flared rear end, and then have it called cute.

at least they managed to put the steering wheel on th ecorrect side

Will
Will Reader
10/27/09 7:21 a.m.

I have to ask...why bother installing a V8 that only makes 180 hp? Why not just use any of the 4-bangers that make that much or more power? And if it's torque they're after then the answer is LSX.

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
10/27/09 7:28 a.m.
Will wrote: I have to ask...why bother installing a V8 that only makes 180 hp? Why not just use any of the 4-bangers that make that much or more power? And if it's torque they're after then the answer is LSX.

That can be corrected. Hell a twin turbo Rover engine will now bolt in ;)

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer Dork
10/27/09 8:01 a.m.
John Brown wrote: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/26/lazareth-creates-mid-mounted-range-rover-v8-powered-renault-twi/

i am confused, but cant stop staring....

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker Dork
10/27/09 8:03 a.m.

The Mini Pickup they have on their site is freaking awesome.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk New Reader
10/27/09 8:51 a.m.

I always had to smile every time I walked by a Twingo on the streets in France. Neat little car, but this thing is bloody awesome. It's too bad we don't get the kind of small car selection available to our compatriots in Europe or the Far East. They get choices of several engines and interior trim levels that just aren't available here.

bluej
bluej HalfDork
10/27/09 8:51 a.m.

reminds me of a one off v8 focus from a while back. i think svt actually did it.

Will
Will Reader
10/27/09 9:04 a.m.
bluej wrote: reminds me of a one off v8 focus from a while back. i think svt actually did it.

Kugel Komponents. You could get a 302 or a 4.6 DOHC setup.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson Reader
10/27/09 9:06 a.m.
  1. It's completly awesome
  2. I don't find it ugly
  3. At last something that doesn't look completly dumb with a matt paint finish
poopshovel
poopshovel SuperDork
10/27/09 9:14 a.m.

I like it. The videos sucked bag though. Would've been cool to see someone with a pair of testes drive it.

rjones33
rjones33 New Reader
10/27/09 9:38 a.m.

To be clear, that is a shooting brake with flares, right?

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
10/27/09 9:48 a.m.
rjones33 wrote: To be clear, that is a shooting brake with flares, right?

No those are flares with a shooting brake.

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