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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

This Yugo has double vision: Two Cadillac 500s

Among the many, many complaints Americans had about the Yugo, the econo-hatch’s lackluster performance was among the top faults that sunk the little Soviet-built Fiat 127-copycat here in the States. Build quality and reliability issues aside, the glacial acceleration just never really clicked with a crowd that was less caring about its low price and reasonable economy.

 

In juxtaposition to its original state of being, today’s Craigslist find remedies a major shortcoming with an out-of-the-box ’86 Yugo with a not-so elegant solution: a 500-cubic-inch Cadillac V-8 at each end.

 

Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/this-yugo-has-double-vision-two-cadillac-500s/

 

8 REPLIES 8
spoom
Technician

"Because I can," he replied to the voices in his head. 🙂

sharkguy48
Intermediate Driver

Only recommendation:  Paint it white and remove all "go fast" labels.  The ultimate Q ship.

JSievers
Detailer

Too cool!

couvguy
Pit Crew

Seems like a sensible upgrade to an underpowered vehicle. I would recommend a small tanker trailer be fitted as an auxiliary fuel tank for those trips over 50 miles.

ThorstenD
Passenger

Fun article and video!  However, as the name implies, the Yugo was built in the former Yugoslavia, not the Soviet Union.  

40Ford
Intermediate Driver

Maybe a couple of Honda V-6's instead. 

Quick, fast and a ton lighter. 

merlebalke
Intermediate Driver

Amazingly well done.

NITRO450EXP
Instructor

But Why !!!!!!!!!!!!