1. Possibly the most unusual mid-engined car in the world must be this FSO Polonez with a mid-mounted Lancia Stratos lump. Mental.
3. It could be argued that the first ever car, the 1886 Daimler- Benz, was mid-engined, because the engine was… well kind of in the middle.
4. To solve the inherent visability issues with having a midmounted engine and a low roofline, the Isdera Imperator was given a roofmounted periscope.
5. At just 660cc, the Honda Beat was the world’s smallest (and cheapest) mid-engined car when it was launched in 1991.
7. De Tomaso introduced a mid-engined car in 1967, before Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus. It was the diminutive Vallelunga.
8. The first (and one of the very few) mid-engined diesels was the Mercedes C111-II, used as a testbed for wankel and diesel technologies.
9. The very first race car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout was the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen.
10. What have a Bugatti Veyron and a Toyota Previa got in common? Nope, it’s not their engines it’s they’re both classed as mid-engined 4x4s!
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