Australia’s fastest VW Fastback: Thommo’s ground-breaking V8 Sports Sedan

28 November 2013
What an awesome machine! Bryan Thomson’s Chev V8-powered VW Type III Fastback attracted a legion of fans when it erupted onto the sports sedan scene in 1974. Large opening at the front fed cooling air to the engine’s radiator and oil cooler.

A Type III Volkswagen would seem an unlikely weapon of choice if you were going into battle against the fastest sports sedans in Australia – unless you bolted a big fuel-injected 500 bhp V8 into the back of it and pulled the trigger!

Bryan Thomson did just that in the mid-1970s and created not only an insane-looking race car but an instant crowd favourite that even today remains vivid in the minds of many fans that witnessed its brief but brilliant career.