RR of the Day: Rabid Rabbit

Do you ever see a vehicle that just strikes you as a fun drive? That's the impression this Rabbit, uploaded by Flickr member unknowndevice, exudes and judging by the minimalist nature of this particular VW, we know that he's having way too much fun up in Varennes, Quebec.

The 2-liter, eight-valve four gets the appropriate mixture of air and fuel through Weber DCOE45 carbs, with internal orchestration provided by a 368-degree cam. Exhaust gases are expelled through a set of Eurosport headers and what we'll assume is a custom exhaust. Handling is upgraded in the same minimalist fashion utilizing the competent combination of Bilstein shocks wrapped in Neuspeed race springs. OMP sway bars and Neuspeed strut tower braces stiffen up the chassis fore and aft.

On the inside, Mr. Device and his brave co-driver are held in place by a set of OMP seats, with four point harnesses. From what we can gather from the interior photos, the Rabbit has been stripped of all unnecessary fabric, from the carpeting to the headliner. One addition that we found to be particularly intriguing is the roof-mounted tach that has to make keeping an eye on revs a bit of a chore.

Regardless, this rigid Rabbit is bound to be a backroad ballerina. Enjoy it Mr. Device and give us some more details in 'comments' if you would.

All this week we'll feature unrelated rides that catch our eye, but we're returning with a theme next week and that theme is "Best Autocross Car". If you've got a hot AutoXer, join the Autoblog Flickr Pool and submit your ride for consideration. More detailed instructions can be found after the jump.

How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!

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