Every car fan has heard about the classic American hot rods, big beefy cars from simpler times with huge engines developing massive amounts of power and sucking the fuel out of its gas tank. But for this year’s SEMA show which is taking place this week, Ford has decided the switch the old saying that there is no replacement for displacement, and fitted, with the help of Detroit Street Rods, a modern day EcoBoost V6 engine, from its new line of smaller, more ecological but still powerful units, onto a 1934 hot rod.
The model in question is a 1934 3-window coupe, which will boast the first rear-wheel drive application of an EcoBoost engine, and features an all-steel body replica. In order to fit in the new body of the hot rod, the two Honeywell turbochargers needed to be switched, but it still produces the same great output which matches even current day V8 engines, but with a smaller displacement size, developing 400 HP with around 400 lb-ft of torque.
For those of you interested in this new initiative, Ford will be holding a special “Driving Green” panel at this year’s SEMA show.
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