The Ultimate Muscle Car: Check Out the 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 with a 6.1 Hemi Engine!

The Mustang restomod community has been facing a challenge as many builders prefer using LS engines over Ford ones due to better fit under the hood. Although Coyote engines are an option, they require extensive chassis modifications. While we understand the concern of not wanting to modify every early Mustang, it seems that one particular pony has chosen to go against the norm by using a Hemi powerplant.

Not much information is available on this car, but it made an appearance in the European drag racing scene a few months ago. A recent video shows the car arriving at a drag race airstrip and gives a peek under the hood. The engine is a modern-day Hemi 6.1-liter, the same engine found in various Chrysler or Dodge vehicles. It’s a slightly older model, featured in vehicles like the 2008 Challenger or the 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8, and typically produces 425 horsepower.

What’s particularly interesting is the engine’s placement, which is well behind the front wheels, creating a front mid-engine layout. The front of the car features a supercharger, a large intercooler, and a radiator. The trunk is filled with electronics, management systems, and a racing fuel tank.

Despite its relatively unassuming body, the GT350 has flared out fenders and a custom bumper with an integrated central intake. It’s unclear how fast the car is, but it appears to keep up with other cars on the track.

The interior is also visible in the video and shows that the Hemi engine intrudes significantly into the transmission tunnel. The car features a modern Mustang wheel, eclectic gauges, and a gated shifter with an aircraft joystick on top, all visible over a full roll cage.



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