And why would the engine need to be in the trunk?unless you want the engine in the trunk which will be illegal on street. Otherwise get a real rwd car
with the engine in the trunk you have a lower drivetrain loss and with a 4cylinder thats often the best choice if you want to keep the most hp possibleAnd why would the engine need to be in the trunk?
People have been converting FWD cars to RWD since FWD became common place in the US. Mopar Performance used to sell a K-member for the Daytona just for this conversion.
Certainly not a trivial task but with the fabrication skills and money it's very doable.
All these posts start out the same way I remember back in the day when people said it would be an outrageous amount of money to convert a four-wheel drive car to a V8 and it happened and it became very cheap don't say it can't be done and don't say it can't be done cheaplyWell, at least it's not the usual "Imma do a turbo AWD V6 conversion" thread... I just Googled "RWD Civic", because I figured if there was a platform that had this kind of thing done to it, that would be the one. There are a few out there, but they're usually purpose-built racing machines. It requires a lot of engineering, fabrication, mechanical, and electronic skills, as well as tens of thousands of dollars. There's really not much point to doing this for the hell of it unless you're very wealthy and very bored.
I love to hear these people say it's going to be so costly you can't do it or it's going to take tons of engineering it can be done and it can be done cheaply yes just going to take a little fabrication but you can do it don't let these people turn you off on doing that it can be done set your mind to it start up a GoFundMe on this I'll donate and I'll help youuh, none of them at the moment. With the engine mounted the way it is, you can't do that without completely shifting stuff around; lol. It'd take a whole hell of a lot of work to make it RWD, and then add in the drivetrain loss, you'd be at like 120 hp. You may as well spend all that cash on a BRz/FRs