By on October 15, 2013

Famed TTACer “Crabspirits” is known here for his “Last Rides” series, which culminated in this hugely imaginative and enjoyable tale. But did you know that he also builds minicars with LMP2-style power-to-weight ratios, thirty forward gears, and parts from actual fighter jets?


There’s more information on Hooniverse and the original build thread, and I’m sure we’ll hear from the man himself below, but this Subaru 360 is motivated by a Honda 954RR engine through a combination of the Honda six-speed sequential box and a Geo Metro five-speed transmission, for a total of thirty possible combinations. The bike tranny is shifted using a converted throttle assembly from a Grumman A-6.

As with many other classic feats of motorsports engineering, this car’s been banned from competition in its intended home series (the 24 Hours of LeMons), mostly because the Subaru 360 is eleven inches short of the requisite 82″ minimum wheelbase. Shame, really, because it would no doubt make a lot of money down even the shortest straights. If the series decides to relax that rule and Crabspirits decides to sell seats in the car, they can consider one slot sold!

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