Sunday, October 26, 2014
Meet "Helleanor," the 1967 Mustang powered by a 2,500-hp Chevy V-8
What's more contentious: Jack Daniels moving its production to Portland, Ore., the hipster capital of America, and debuting a new line of alcohol-free whiskey; or a Ford Mustang powered by a Chevy V-8?
This is "Helleanor," a 1967 Fastback 'Stang powered by a 2,500 hp SBC motor from Chevrolet. Yes, this machine holds the title as the car most likely to get you beaten-up.
"Helleanor," named after the legendary pony car from "Gone in 60 Seconds" (Eleanor), can complete the quarter-mile in the seven second range, using a 6.4-liter, 388ci Chevy small block V-8 for propulsion. A pair of 82mm Precision Turbo units, turned up to around 35 psi of boost, ensure total output lands between 2,000 and 2,500 hp.
Apparently being both street legal and steel bodied, this particular Mustang is sure to turn some heads, but what do you think: is it sacrilegious to place a Chevy V-8 in such an iconic Mustang?