Saturday, 21 January 2012

'NIK OFF' 126

The principle ingredient of a successful drag car is power - thunderous, chassis-twisting, gut-wrenching power by the bucketload. But a lack of mass is also an important consideration.
Taking the latter to its logical conclusion is 'NIK OFF' - effectively the silhouette of a Fiat 126 wrapped around a vast engine. Yep, that's a whacking great V8 cradled in a spaceframe, hooked up to some spectacularly huge rear wheels, with an interior consisting of a few gauges, a Hurst shifter, a couple of lightweight buckets and, well, that's pretty much it.
Think of the power-to-weight ratio. Marvel at the unhinged wheelbase. Grin at the shiny, shiny mechanicals, as much for show as for go. This Fiat is really special.
Via Freestyle

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