Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday Twister: Rear Engined

Time for another edition of the Thursday Twister, a celebration of odd and unique features on cars. Today it is time to take a step back and..well...checkout the rear.

This is a simple twister -- just plop a car on the list that has a rear engine setup.  Engine has to be behind the transaxle, so I'll start with an easy one, the Porsche 911.

Standard contest rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone else's comment it should be in reference to his comment and not another submission.

2. The contest will end in on Sunday, Sept 20, 2015.

3. One submission per make/model.

4. Each car must be a production model.

5. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.



  1. The always lovely Pantera.

    1. Nein, in ze Pantera ze engine is in front of ZF

  2. Ok, the obvious one: Volkswagen Type 1 / Beetle / Kafter / Fusca / et al.

  3. Mercedes Heckwagen - 130H, 150H, and 170H


    1. As a fan of old German autos, this one is new to me.

      From wiki: "Dr Porsche, creator of the Volkswagen, (was) chief engineer at Daimler-Benz between 1923 and 1928, when the little rear-engined Mercedes-Benz sedans were under development.[.."

      Thanks Chris!

  4. Replies
    1. Fiat 500, 600, Steyr-Puch 650

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  6. Renault Caravelle (tried to pick their nicest looking one)

  7. NSU 110, 1200, TT, TTS

  8. Simca 1000, 1200 Coupe

  9. VW Beetle! Just like the one in the article picture. Oh wait, that's a Porsche...

  10. VW Type 181 "Thing"

  11. I own one: VW Vanagon AKA T3

    Notably, many commenters need to study up on mid-engine vs. rear-engine...

  12. Renault 4CV.


  13. Suzuki SC100:


  14. Renault Dauphine
    Subaru Rex and R-2
    Mazda R360
    Lombardi Grand Prix
    BMW Isetta
    Hino Contessa
    Porsche 356
    Bufori Madison
    VW Type 4


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