V8 Powered Ford Festiva Torque Steers Itself Into Our Hearts

Most sane people who would consider swapping a V8 into Ford Festiva (an admittedly small subset) would make the switch to rear wheel drive. If you're going to do all that work, you might as well make it right wheel drive. One would also imagine such a swap would stay in the family, a Ford engine for a Ford Car, GM for GM, and so on. Well, Cardomain.com member Theon Parseghian decided against both of those things when he built his widowmaker, the appropriately named Lost Innocence. Powered with a 355ci Chevy V8, with the cogs being turned inside a TH-350 running a BMW front axle, we're pretty sure the little red bomber will do some seriously stupid things. Front wheel donuts in reverse comes to mind immediately, but how about torque steering across multiple lanes of traffic? That could be fun, right?


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