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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Project Sipster?

Project Sipster

A 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit doesn’t seem like a likely candidate for a Tuner Tuesday nomination, but when Top Gear gets their hands on it, the result is going to be anything but ordinary.

Thus, what you see here is Project Sipster, a car that they wanted to go 0-60 in just 7 seconds, get at least 70 mpg, and cost less than $7,000 to duplicate.

Project Sipster Engine

To reach those magic numbers, they yanked the engine out, replaced it with the diesel engine from a 2002 Jetta, and then tuned the engine, body and suspension for a more powerful yet more economical ride.

So did they pull it off?

You’ll just have to watch the video and see:

Who says saving the planet has to be expensive, difficult, and not fun?

[Top Gear – Project Sipster]

…Dodge’s Viper is amazing?

Viper

Dodge’s Viper has been my “one day I’ll own it” car since I first hung up an eight foot poster of the original 1992 version, and the new SRT-10 version is no different. The 8.4-liter V10 (up from 8.3) has been tweaked and tuned to produce 600 hp and 560 ft-lbs of ground tearing torque that gets the snake to 60 in under four seconds and to 100 and back again in just over 12 seconds. The hood has also been given six oh so sexy slits to vent the heat form the monster engine, adding even more seduction to the exterior. At this point, I think I’d trade part of a kidney to drive one for a day. Any takers?

[Via: Jalopnik]

[Wikipedia – Dodge Viper]

…T-Rex is an awsome street legal race trike?

T-Rex

The T-Rex, a “street legal, track worthy” three-wheeled beast of a vehicle with a 1164cc Inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine, ram-air, a sequential 6-speed close ration gear box, and does 0-60 in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 140 MPH. I want one.

[T-Rex]