Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Centered Exhaust


Today’s encyclopedic journey starts with a late ’90s Camaro, pauses briefly at the modern Mini Cooper S, and takes off for points known only to our loyal commenting crew. What cars can you name with exhaust tips exiting the rear of the car along the vehicle’s centerline?

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55 responses to “Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Centered Exhaust”

  1. engineerd Avatar

    A few come immediately to mind, then I need to finish my work:
    <img width=500 src="http://www.vivagoal.com/images/wallpapers/pagani-zonda-4.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/VolksWagenGolfR32RearSide.jpg&quot; style="width: 400px; height: 267px; border: 0pt none;" alt="imgTag">

  2. Brian G Avatar

    Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
    <img src="http://imgur.com/WndUf.jpg&quot; alt="" title="Hosted by imgur.com" />

  3. cmcpokey Avatar

    probably not one people would expect. E12 5 series
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu

    1. Tiller188 Avatar

      Darn, you beat me to that very photo!

  4. tonyola Avatar

    Does this count?
    <img src="http://www.1966batmobile.com/rear2.jpg&quot; width=500>

    1. joneez Avatar

      If that counts, then so does the absolute pinnacle of centered exhaust.
      <img src="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll142/TheTruckingGuru/0202071318.jpg&quot; width="600">

  5. LTDScott Avatar

    Was that Camaro center exhaust from the factory? I've never seen one like that.
    My contribution:
    <img src="http://www.museodelcoche.com/Galerias/wp-content/gallery/porsche/Porsche%20Boxster%20TechArt.jpg"&gt;

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      Callaway's take on the Camaro, the C8, had center exhaust, IIRC.

    2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar

      THe center mounted exhaust was an extra-cost option on Camaros. A co-worker has a CME-equipped 35th Anniv. SS which was the inspiration for this topic.

  6. M44Power Avatar

    Certain years of BMW 2002s

    1. theeastbaykid Avatar

      '75 and '76. Not so great for exhaust fumes as the trunk seals get more…broken in.

  7. dwegmull Avatar

    I don't have another example, but more obscure MINI knowledge:
    The exhaust is in the center only on the Cooper S. The regular Cooper has a side exhaust and a spare tire! The Cooper S has run flat tires mainly because its exhaust is taking all the room where the spare would be…

  8. joneez Avatar

    First that comes to my mind is Ducati's Desmosedici, but I'm a bit biased.
    <img src="http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Jamesarney/IMG_0497.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. Baron Von Danger Avatar

      Mmmmmmmm Desmosedici,

      1. dr zero Avatar

        That MV Augusta is 2 times as awesome as the Ducati!

  9. MattEGTx Avatar

    96-02 Dodge Viper
    Lamborghini Murcielago
    Ferrari F40

    1. Hopman Avatar

      Aren't we all?

    2. FЯeeMan Avatar

      Your people have gone all cartooney!

  10. MattEGTx Avatar

    Lots of Lotuses as well:
    -Elan
    -Europa (new and old)
    -Evora
    -Elise
    -Exige
    and some versions of the Esprit V8

  11. Squozen Avatar

    Porsche Boxster and Cayman.

    1. Lotte Avatar

      I didn't even notice that when I posted the picture. You're close! It is a pen mounted on a rig that slides back-to-front and side-to-side under acceleration, braking and cornering. And the thing was taken to Brands Hatch. Really cool, and I want to see the result.
      The whole story (where I just kinda snatched the picture and ran :p): http://blog.niot.net/en/post/143983/cat+scratch+f
      And credits go to niot:blog; good stuff!

  12. Balestra Avatar

    Lamborghini Diablo!
    <img src=http://www.supercars.net/Pics?viewCarPic=y&source=carGal&carID=963&pgID=1&pID=778859>

  13. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    … and I positively LOVE this one
    <img src="http://www.highlandsracing.org/gt40-1.jpg"&gt;

  14. Tomsk Avatar

    I said GTS too, but Hoonibbles apparently ate my post.
    Anyway, how about the LFA?
    <img src="http://www.japanesesportcars.com/photos/d/81920-2/2009-lexus-lfa-prototype+_2_.jpg&quot; width="800" height="560" />

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      Also, mine, for a few weeks:
      <img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1028/4725950134_1a9957e366_z.jpg&quot; width="600/">
      I told people it was reminiscent of an E12/E28 (already mentioned).

      1. Hopman Avatar

        I need another case of Mello Yellow & can't find it Manchester. Can you pick up a case or three for me?

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          I just learned that it's apparently meant to be impossible to find any closer to here than Pennsylvania. Weird. I don't know how much stock they have where I picked it up; I suspect it was probably a fluke, but maybe if I buy it all up they'll get the hint…
          Anyway, the market in question is here. I'll check out the local Shaw's and Market Basket the next time I'm by as well.

  15. OA5599 Avatar

    RT/10 roadsters lost the side exhaust beginning in 96.

  16. OA5599 Avatar

    Granted, Baja bugs aren't exactly factory stock, but nearly every one has a center exhaust outlet.
    <img src="http://www.speedace.info/speedace_images/baja_vw_beetle_conversion_yellow_sand_tyres.jpg"&gt;

  17. ptmeyer84 Avatar

    Come on! The home of the Uberbird and no mention of the E24?? Tsk, Tsk.

  18. dr zero Avatar

    I'm not sure if this counts:
    <img src="http://www.allfastcars.com/cars/mclarenf1rear.jpg"&gt;

  19. packratmatt Avatar

    How about the 69 and 70 Shelby Mustangs?

  20. zaddikim Avatar

    Cars with periscopes trump those without – win!

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