This funny Renault Dauphine got a powerful VR6 engine


Someone named Justin found an old Renault Dauphine in the desert. On its basis, an impressive restomod was built, which, among other things, received a powerful VR6 engine, which was located between the front and rear axles.

What does it take to make the Renault Dauphine exciting? How about a superb widebody kit and mid-mounted VR6 engine? This incredibly unique build, featured on the AutotopiaLA YouTube channel, is a one-of-a-kind car that is sure to please the writhing and restomod lover. The car sounds like a supercar, but it looks like a strange classic car.

This Renault Dauphine was previously a completely disassembled car that its owner Justin found in the desert. The forgotten Dauphin had a lot of rust and nothing else, making it an ideal candidate for a complete refurbishment.

Justin had a desire to build a unique European car with a VR6 engine that would sit between the axles. The Dauphine casing was the perfect starting point for this radical build.

Justin started with building his own chassis and tubular frame. The 2.8-liter VR8 engine used for this project was borrowed from the Golf GTI MK4 along with its 6-speed manual transmission. Justin added a limit slip differential to improve cornering performance.

The impressive fit and finish of this car is incredible considering that all the work was done by one person. From the unique cantilever suspension to the patinated appearance, this design is second to none. In America, where this car was created, Renault Dauphine is practically unknown, which makes it even more unusual for the streets there.