Monday, 14 May 2012
'77 Rabbit Turbo
When people see the car at shows and enquire as to what's under the bonnet, the natural response upon hearing that it's turbocharged would be to assume that it's received a modern 1.8T transplant; after all, the relative simplicty (ish) of the conversion and the huge power gains yielded have made it a ubiquitous option. However, the kudos of having boosted the original 1.6-litre engine with a period Rotomaster T04B turbo is unmatchable. With fresh Mars Red paint, a five-speed gearbox upgrade and a gentle drop over BBS RMs, it fits the classic Golf aesthetic while hiding its little secret away, ready to reveal itself at the traffic lights.
This is an ongoing project, too - rumour has it that the Rabbit is now wearing a set of BBS E76s to fit more closely with the late-seventies look. What will come next - rear-window louvres and velour seat covers?
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Posted by juice at 10:05