Anyone remember the Koenigsegg Granada? Well Joel, the owner, contacted me after noticing his car was featured on Build Threads and filled me in on some details about the car. Apart from giving me a link to his proper build thread, Joel also schooled me on some Koenigsegg/Ford facts.
Apparently, all engine parts on the Koenigsegg are based on – and interchangeable with – the Ford 4.6 modular family, a fact that the boys over in Sweden aren’t too keen on telling people. A new block is cast in England for the Swedish supercars, allowing them call it an “in-house design”. Interesting!
The car has been developed further since it’s previous feature, so if you want to read the Granada build thread, click here.
I was reading up on this thread a while ago, however I stupidly forgot to note it down and in-turn forgot about it until very recently when Christian submitted it via email and brought it back to my attention. This car interests me for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s different, which always makes for a good feature. Secondly, it’s Australian, and I love featuring home-grown builds. Third, it’s an un-orthodox choice for a drift car, it’s always good to see people trying something different. And lastly, because when I grew up we had one of these (albeit stock) as our family car.
The XD Ford Falcon, an early 1980’s square edged family truckster, built like a tank and usually heard labouring up hills with the 4.1ltr inline 6 sounding like a giant exhaust fan. Not this one though, XDRFT2 is the second incarnation (hence the “2”) XD drift car to emerge from the Mobile Mayhem stables, powered by a 410ci Cleveland V8 and sitting atop a complete coilover set up from RSS. Builds like these are extremely interesting because you get to read about all the issues that need to be overcome when developing such an un-proven platform to a competitive level, not to mention the amounts of clever weight reduction needed when starting with such a heavy base. This is one of those great tech-filled threads with lots of images and information, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
Continue reading “XDRFT2 – XD Falcon Drifter”
Here’s another car that’s a bit left-of-field. Daniel submitted this one, a little Ford Focus packing some GM V8 grunt with a healthy sized turbo hanging off it for some extra fun. Unfortunately there’s quite a few dead pics in the thread, hopefully they come back online soon.
Continue reading “LSX Ford Focus”
“3 months – 2 Cars – 1 Dream”
Dave from Stance Is Everything sent me an email to let me know about The Infamous Project which is due to take place from January 1st until March 11th, 2010. During this time you will be able to view the customisation of two cars live a LIVE feed in the builder’s garage. This is taking the whole build thread/online journal concept to a new level. The cars in question are a 1992 BMW AC Schnitzer and a 1989 Mustang GT Convertible, so there’s something for the Euro and USDM lovers amongst us.
Could this live concept start a new trend in the online car documentation scene?
Head to http://theinfamousproject.com/ to read up more about the project(s) and be sure to bookmark it.
The caption under the picture says it all, “The first street rod built entirely on the web!”
Continue reading “Project 33”
I’d been following this particular build thread for a while, when I noticed that the kind folk over at My Ride Is Me had done a feature on it recently. So instead of doing my own story, I’ll leave you in their capable hands, enjoy!
You’ve heard of crate engines, but what about a whole crate car? For a few years now, Dynacorn Classic Bodies have been producing all-steel replacement bodies for the ’67 & ’69 Chevy Camaro, ’47-’50 & ’52-’54 Chevy pickup (cab only), and the 67-’70 Ford Mustang.
This means no more buying rusted out shells from the junkyard or a second hand car full of suprises and spending thousands of dollars and man-hours on restorations, you simply start with a brand new shell and build from there. Prices start from $8,995 for the pickup cab, up to $16,500 for the ’70 Mustang (USD).
So which would you prefer, an original muscle car with history or a brand new re-make? Each have their pros and cons, but are they really classic muscle cars?
Continue reading “Crate Cars”
An engine swap of truly epic proportions, this Ford Granada is receiving a new power plant from a Koenigsegg CCX. Before deciding to tear the car down for a full rebuild, the owner had already been enjoying 600bhp of Cosworth power. To go along with the supercar engine transplant, the rear end is being replaced with 2004 Mustang Cobra R parts.
Continue reading “Ford Granada + Koenigsegg CCX V8”
Get ready for a truly epic build. Similar to the Mad Minor project, this is another build that involves taking the body of a classic car and dropping it onto a chopped up frame from a newer unibody car. In this case it’s a 1965 Mustang fastback being mated to the underpinnings of a 2003 SVT Mustang.
Continue reading “SN65 03/65 Mustang”
Check out this Ford Transit trailer project over on the Retro Rides forum. Using multiple vans to create one final trailer, this smart custom hauler rides behind another Transit painted in the same livery.
Continue reading “Taunus Transit Trailer”