I’ve always liked the humble little Fiat 126, in either original Italian, Polski Fiat 126p, or Cool Ranch flavors. What I really, really like about is how delightfully bonkers it can get with something as minor as an engine swap with a Honda CBR900RR motorcycle, which would give the little Fiat, oh, about 6x original power.

That’s what you’re looking at here: a tiny, only-choice econobox with 23 or so HP turned into a 150 HP rally monster, defying gravity and sounding like a bear running by wearing a swarm of bees in aluminum underpants.

That looks like a pretty good time.

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