Volkswagen Thing

Icon's Latest Project Is an Electric VW Thing

When Icon turned this Thing electric, it didn't take away its soul.

<p>As if Volkswagen's famous Thing needed to be weirder, someone went and fit the turbocharged rotary engine from a third-generation Mazda RX-7 to this one. Why? We're not sure, <a href="http://quizcards.info/car-culture/buying-maintenance/news/a30256/turbo-rotary-volkswagen-thing/" target="_blank">but it's for sale and all sorts of rad</a>.</p>
Check Out This Turbo-Rotary-Powered VW Thing
A turbocharged Mazda 13B rotary engine gives this Thing an extra dos…
<p>Oh, man. Imagine rolling up to pick up your prom date in a Pinto CW. It had the <a href="http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/04/27/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1977-ford-pinto-cruising-wagon/" target="_blank">bubble rear windows and the bold paint schemes</a> of 70s van-madness, making this more like a small conversion van, not a shooting brake. Most CWs came with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engines, though some had the 2.8-liter V6.</p>
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