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Our Kind of Hybrid: Building the Ford Mach 40

One car that stood out at the 2012 SEMA show was a hybridized Ford Mustang and GT, dubbed the Ford Mach 40. Our sister publication Hot Rod recently caught up with the car’s owner to get the down-low on the one-off stunner pictured here.

The Mach 40 was originally the brainchild of Terry Lipscomb, who wanted to know how a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback would look if it were combined with the legendary Le Mans winning Ford GT40, so he enlisted Mike Miernik to sketch what a hybrid of the 1969 Mustang and GT40 would look like. Pleased with the results, the two men took the design to Oregon-based Eckert’s Rod & Custom and Hardison Metal Shaping to turn the drawing into a reality.

The build, which took three years to complete, used a wrecked Ford GT’s chassis and powertrain, and the body of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1. Powering the stunning beauty is the GT’s 5.4-liter supercharged V-8, which is capable of making anywhere between 600-850 hp.

Check out the full details on the build over at HotRod.com.

Source: Hot Rod

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