Posted on: May 20, 2012
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1970's Ford Mustang Mach 1 ‘Sleeper’ Packs a Mighty 3000hp Punch


Now if that title doesn’t pique your interest, nothing will.
Apparently there are no limits to what can be packed into a Seventies muscle car. We thought the twin-turbocharged 1,200hp 'Super Sleeper' 1972 Chevy Nova was pretty amazing, but what we have here is simply over-the-top lunacy. Let's put this car into perspective. Million-dollar-plus supercars such as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports (1,200hp), Koenigsegg Agera R (1,115hp), and Hennessey Venom GT (1,200hp) are widely regarded as the pinnacle of the current crop of road-legal supercars.

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They all boast a sub-three-second 0-62mph sprint time and top out somewhere in the region of 260mph. And if you were ever fortunate enough to see one coming then even if you didn't know the car, you would guess from its aerodynamic, race car inspired design that it was capable of something a bit out of the ordinary.


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And therein lies the beauty of a sleeper car. Under the hood of this 1970's Mustang Mach 1 lurks a monstrous 9.4-liter big block V8 with a pair of billet Bullseye turbochargers that breathe through a Chiseled Performance intercooler delivering a whopping 30 pounds of boost. Upon closer inspection the double parachutes at the back and the enormous rear wheels may raise a few eyebrows, but otherwise it looks like your average friendly 40-year-old Mustang. A recent dyno test resulted in eye-watering figures of 3,040hp at 7,300rpm and 2,411lb-ft of torque at 6,000rpm.
How that translates to actual road performance is yet to be discovered, but we hope Steve Morris Engines returns with a follow up to let us know what he gets out of his insane creation.

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by Adam Lynton
1970's Ford Mustang Mach 1 ‘Sleeper’ Packs a Mighty 3000hp Punch
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