Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
8/2/12 5:53 p.m.

Driven. With video.

http://www.windingroad.com/articles/reviews/driven-1988-yugo-gv-v-8/

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/2/12 6:14 p.m.

fun article

Ranger50
Ranger50 SuperDork
8/2/12 6:18 p.m.

Bob Costas.

RossD
RossD UltraDork
8/2/12 6:25 p.m.

Fear Limited. All of my cars have been fear limited but usually the speed is a little higher than 40mph.

Toyman01
Toyman01 PowerDork
8/2/12 7:11 p.m.

That has got Lemons and bad idea written all over it. Even at $2K I bet Jay would love to see it there. What a hoot!

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
8/2/12 7:35 p.m.

Sadly it seemed to have about as much power as a stock yugo.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
8/2/12 7:57 p.m.

Man, that would be a hoot to drive!

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
8/2/12 8:15 p.m.
Curmudgeon wrote: Man, that would be a hoot to drive!

Get that thing sorted and it should do wheelies. Pennyracer challenge theme anyone?

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
8/2/12 8:21 p.m.

"As for the build itself, to call it crude would be a massive compliment."

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
8/2/12 8:23 p.m.

"...every moment we spent behind the wheel increased our chance of fiery death exponentially."

Great writing.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/2/12 8:33 p.m.

I think a sheet of aluminum between the driver and the engine would make things a LOT safer

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
8/2/12 8:43 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: I think a sheet of aluminum between the driver and the engine would make things a LOT safer

Lol-not a fan of the "Lose a belt-lose an ear" style of engineering?

rallymodeller
rallymodeller New Reader
8/2/12 9:43 p.m.

Definitely needs some suspension tweaking. How can something with that power to weight ratio understeer that badly?

HappyAndy
HappyAndy Dork
8/2/12 10:15 p.m.

The builder was obviously not a GRM reader...no box flares!

donalson
donalson PowerDork
8/3/12 1:32 a.m.

many moons ago this showed to the GRM challenge...

this is the saftey factor... this is the power

i'm sure the GRM guys could make it safe enough... lol

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/3/12 5:41 a.m.

I wonder if that Yugo could be redon with a transverse North*

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
8/3/12 6:54 a.m.
donalson wrote: many moons ago this showed to the GRM challenge... this is the saftey factor... this is the power i'm sure the GRM guys could make it safe enough... lol

2004? Funny, I don't remember that car at all, and it seems pretty memorable. Looks like a great build. Wonder where it is now?

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
8/3/12 8:13 a.m.
rallymodeller wrote: How can something with that power to weight ratio understeer that badly?

Much wider tires & track on the rear.

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
8/3/12 8:16 a.m.
GameboyRMH wrote:
rallymodeller wrote: How can something with that power to weight ratio understeer that badly?

Much wider tires & track on the rear.

And no weight on the front to give it traction—especially with the engine torquing the nose up.

Conquest351
Conquest351 Dork
8/3/12 8:41 a.m.

That car... I kinda want it. Could definitely benefit from a true GRM master to throw a good suspension under it and some massive box flares. Someone here PLEASE buy it and turn it into what it should be... AWESOME.

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