Friday, 1 February 2013

Mid-Engined, Twin-Turbo '37 Ford

I love cars that don't toe the line. The American hot rod scene, as rich, progressive and historically diverse as it is, is something in which you can put a lot of noses out of joint if you build your car the 'wrong' way. But this hot rod turns all of that on its head, sticks two fingers up at the scene, and screams for the horizon in a hellstorm of flames and tyresmoke. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a mid-engined, 1,200bhp, twin-turbo '37 Ford coupe.
The extensively louvred bare-metal bodywork is a statement of intent, resplendent in surgery scars and aircraft hangar chic. The interior, conversely, is a sumptuous work of art with fastidious attention to detail paid to every square inch. And, of course, there's that engine - a Chevy LS with twin 80mm Comp Turbos, mated to a super-pricey Ricardo transaxle. It's good for a quarter-mile in 10.55 seconds, polarising opinions and dropping jaws all the way.
Via Hot Rod magazine

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