The 11 Most Outrageous Ford Vehicles
It’s been 30 years of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, with some pretty amazing vehicle touching the pavement throughout this time. Some were winners, others outrageous; there have been official Ford creations, as well as some privately designed and built cars and trucks, but this could only mean that there’s a little of everything for everyone.
Picking the best out of this lot isn’t easy, but I sure love the taste of Ford coolness. So, if you have the time and curiosity to check out my list of 11 outrageous Fords, feel free to scroll down and enjoy the madness. Let me go ahead and state from the start that I’d love nothing more to park 2 of them in my driveway – the anniversary Shelby and that ’67 GT 500 from ‘Gone In 60 Seconds’, which is not on this list since it was specially developed for the movie, in various guises and forms, each with one particular purpose in mind. Let’s move on, shall we?
11. Ford F-250 Pick-Up/Ford GT Engine
Oddly, there’s a F-250 on this list; but, don’t be fooled, as this particular F-series truck is more than a utility vehicle. Powering up this menacing-looking Ford is a 5.4-liter supercharged engine, good for about 550 hp. You see, this freaky Ford was used as a test bed to log miles on the Ford GT V8, for more than 250,000 miles. Still, this thing looks badass and with that engine hiding under the bonnet, the ‘fun-o-meter’ is probably off the charts.
10. Custom Fairlane
This shiny blue Ford showed up at the 2014 SEMA. This Fairlane was built with a late 1960s NASCAR Stock Car look, featured a “Cammer” 427 with 8 barrel induction, as well as a period interior, with a wrapped steering wheel, classically laid-out gauge package and the long shifter. The blue and gold paint-job finished off this unique project, which just had to be talked about.
9. Watson Racing 2015 Mustang
The 2015 S550 Mustang by Watson Racing is a heavily modified car, and a fine job at that. It boasts a blend of smart and racy paint job, with racing and street components working together to enhance the appearance and performance of the end product. Powered by a supercharged and upgraded 5.0-liter Coyote engine, benefiting from American Racing Headers long-tubes and exhaust, enlarged throttle-body and air inlet this Mustang meant business. On the inside, a roll bar, custom seats, a new center-stack, gauges and steering wheel made everything safe and enjoyable, while the Weld RT-S drag wheels and complete Watson Racing suspension ensured a pleasurable drive.
8. 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II/1970 Ford Torino King Cobra
The NASCAR wars of the late 1960s got pretty exciting, for both the car manufacturers and the fans. The factories turned to improved aerodynamics to find that much-needed edge over the competition, with the 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird proving just that. With arrow-like snouts and tall rear wings, those B-bodies cut through the air and pushed Ford to enhance performance of the Talladega and the Cyclone Spoiler, which simply had a flush grille and fastback rear. To stand a chance in front of Mopar-designed beasts, Ford designed and built the Mercury Cyclone Spolier II and the Ford Torino King Cobra prototypes. No luck, however, as NASCAR changed its rules for homologation for the 1970 championship; they required a minimum of 3,000 street-legal vehicles (from 500) to allow entry. This, combined with the US regulations on emissions and safety made Ford pull out, making these rare and incredible prototypes all the more desirable.
7. Ford GT90
The Ford GT90 is the concept car that made current generation Ford GT possible.Debuted at the 1995 Detroit Auto Show, this white supercar was powered by a 6.0-liter quad-turbo 48-valve V-12 engine, developing 720 hp and allowing it to reach a top speed of 250 mph. Showing off styling lines inspired by the original Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 blended together with fighter jet style cockpit glass, this was pretty much the best of the best 20 years ago.