Watch this '67 Mustang With a 2,500HP Chevy V8 Tear It Up
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Helleanor, the beautiful 1967 Ford Mustang that hides a 2,500 horsepower Chevy V8 beneath its hood. That's right, this is a Ford Mustang with a Chevy engine. The fact that this combination doesn't anger the car gods so terribly that it is instantly struck down by a bolt of lightning is nothing short of amazing. She is named after Eleanor, the Mustang that appeared in the film Gone in 60 Seconds. The original film from 1974 featured a 1971 Ford Mustang Sportsroof that was restyled after a 1973 and holds the honor of being the only Ford Mustang to actually get star credit in a film. PHOTOS: See The 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor
Those of you more familiar with the 2000 remake of the original will think the nickname even more apt since that film used a 1967 Ford Mustang. It was pewter and had a customized body kit making Helleanor the bastard child of this Eleanor and some unnamed Chevy she met late one night.
Helleanor is, as they say, a piece of work. She can run the quarter-mile in the seven second range with a 6.4-liter, 388ci Chevy small block V8 to send her speeding on her way. There's also a pair of 82mm Precision Turbo units turned up to about 35 psi of boost to get her total output somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 to 2,500 horspower.
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You've got to love how the owner rattles off all the numbers while he's prepping to race as if it's no big deal because 2,500 horsepower is not impressive at all. Nope, not at all.