Listen To This Ford Interceptor's 27-Liter V12 Tank Engine Fire Up For The First Time

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The sound will surprise you.

We love a crazy engine swap, and this might just be one of the craziest ones we've ever seen. We discovered this Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that had undergone major heart surgery last year and was totally blown away by the sheer audacity of this build. Daniel Werner of Swedish stock took an unwanted 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, once the darling child of the American Police Force, and dumped the biggest engine he could find under the hood. The powerplant he ended up choosing was a 27-liter Meteor engine previously used in a World War II tank. In a new video we now get to hear this beast startup for the first time, and it's ridiculous.

YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor
YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor
YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor

The video shows Werner and his team pushing the 'Meteor Interceptor' out of the garage. The Vic sports a gigantic front-mount intercooler, and the engine takes up more than its fair share of space in what used to be the standard engine bay. From inside the cabin, one can see the massive Rolls Royce Meteor engine protruding miles into the cabin of the car. After setting up a makeshift battery, we get to hear the car start for the first time at low rpm with the pressure pipes to the turbos disconnected. It sounds like a rough-idling diesel truck but eventually smooths out into a gentle purr. The guys then slowly increase the RPMs, and it sounds great.

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YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor
YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor
YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor

The 27-liter (1,647 cu. in.) V12 engine has two Borg Warner S500SX turbos strapped to each side of it, and the final goal is to produce around 2,500 hp and an incredible 3,800 lb-ft of torque. According to Werner, crazy quarter-mile times are not his concern, rather he hopes to reach a top speed of 200 mph or over. Challenger Hellcat and Corvette owners better watch out.

YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor
YouTube/The Meteor Interceptor

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