FIAT 550 Italia Tests the Limits of Good Taste

On the list of things that make me happy, few items rank higher than high-powered cars that aren’t supposed to be high-powered.

Think along the lines of the Nissan Juke-R, which managed to stuff a GT-R drivetrain into a normal Juke (or placed a Juke body over a GT-R drivetrain, depending on how you look at it). Either way, the result is fantastically ridiculous.

There’s also the more recent news of the old Ford customized with 1,700 horsepower courtesy of a Koenigsegg CCR engine. Good stuff.

There’s really no limit to the craziness that can come out of the combination of a small car with a high-power drivetrain. With the right resources, all a guy has to do is search through some used car listings, find an appropriate project car, purchase a supercar engine and then spend a few hours in the garage. Easy enough, right?

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