Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Mach Forty

The Mach Forty is the glorious answer to a question that nobody had thought to ask: what happens when you cross a Mustang Mach 1 with a Ford GT?
As you can see, the answer is 'something pretty bloody spectacular'. One of the shining stars of SEMA 2012, the Mach Forty was built by Eckert's Rod & Custom of Oregon. It takes the GT's mid-engined layout and swooping roofline, mixes in a load of parts from the modern-era Ford supercar (like the engine, for starters - a 5.4-litre DOHC V8 with a Whipple supercharger), and wraps the whole lot up in the body of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1, albeit heavily reworked and restyled. Supercar trappings abound, including traction control and a dial to switch engine maps from 600bhp to 850bhp. Pretty incredible, right?
These photos are from SEMA 2012 - click here for more. And click here for a billion-odd photos of the build.

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