This ’69 Mach 40 With an 850-HP Ford GT Engine Might Be the Baddest Mustang Ever
To help move the pony car a little closer to the pedigree of those Le Mans 24-Hour race-winners, the loons at Oregon’s Eckert’s Rod & Custom have bolted the mid-engine 5.4-liter supercharged dual overhead cam engine, transaxle and rear suspension from a 2004 Ford GT supercar into the body shell of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1.
The GT’s engine was originally rated (under-rated, according to experts) at a conservative 550 horsepower, but Eckert’s has bolted on a bigger 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger that lets the drive select output ranging between 600 and 850 horsepower with the turn of a dial.
The Mustang/GT40 mash-up only took 11,000 hours of labor to create, so they probably wouldn’t charge too much to build you one like it!
This classic crossbreed might not spark the ire of Ford’s lawyers the way a new Mustang/GT mashup, dubbed the GTT, did, even though we liked that car too.