Mid-Engine 1967 Ford Mustang With Chevy V8 Debuts At SEMA

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And it's built on a Bugatti Veyron chassis. Sort of.

The car you see here started life as an Instagram post. It was initially a digital rendering posted by a digital designer, Karan Adivi.

Adivi used the original Ford Mustang Boss 302 as inspiration, and, as you can see, all of the design elements of the original car have been dialed up to 11. As is usually the case with social media, people were deeply offended and called Adivi's creation "unethical." Perhaps some people don't understand the concept of digital rendering...

In any case, after being criticized for being unethical, Adivi did what any other rational human being would do. He made more renders of the car "just to piss them off a bit more."

If you think the digital creation was a heresy, you definitely won't like what happened next. The team from B is for Build went out and built it.

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But wait, there's more. The custom-built 1967 Ford Mustang is powered by a Chevrolet LS V8 crate motor. Oddly, that's not the most interesting thing about it. The engine isn't mounted under the hood as you'd expect. It's bolted to the chassis behind the cockpit: Yup, this is a mid-engined Mustang powered by a Chevy motor.

We apologize profusely for all the Mustang fanboys we just killed.

The rest of you are probably wondering how it's even possible. Well, this 1967 'Stang isn't even a real Mustang. We suppose "Frankenstein car" is the most accurate description. Not even the chassis was borrowed from an existing vehicle.

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The chassis actually comes with an acting credit. If you've seen the deplorable Need for Speed movie, you might have noticed a Bugatti Veyron in the final race. Obviously, the production team couldn't use a real Bugatti, so it built an aluminum mid-engine chassis with a fake Veyron body on top. Thankfully, the chassis was designed with high-speed driving in mind.

B for Build got its hands on that chassis and spent months putting the custom panels, engine, fuel system, suspension, and custom American Racing wheels in place.

The car made its debut at SEMA, but it's not running at the moment. B for Build posted an announcement on Instagram stating that the team broke the car "bad." That sounds expensive.

Whatever the case, we hope to see it in action at some point because we think it looks sublime.


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