TopGear.com’s Project Sipster hits 84 mpg with 1981 VW Rabbit for under $7,000

About a month ago we told you about TopGear.com’s “Build a 70 mpg Car” project. The task was to take a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel and convert it into an eco-friendly 70 mpg bunny that hits 60 mph in 7 seconds all for under $7,000.

After two months of non-stop working, Jared and his TopGear.com team not only met their goals – they crushed them. After adding a new engine, new suspension and some garage-built bodywork, the TopGear.com team hit 0 to 60 mph in 7.09 seconds and a fuel-economy figure of 84 mpg.

Congratulations guys. Oh, and we’re very jealous that you had the pleasure of eating IN-N-OUT burgers during your whole task.

You can read the whole TopGear.com article here.

You can check out a video of Project Sipster after the jump and learn how you can build your own.

TopGear.com Project Sipster:

 

 

 

 

– By: Omar Rana