When you think you’ve seen it all, people will prove you wrong. This is not your ordinary 1932 Ford Coupe custom build, this baby is powered a Ferrari Twin Turbo V8. Built by Alan Lee Designs and Vintage Flats, it was first show to the world in the 2015 SEMA car show.
At first glance it may seem like your 1932 Ford Coupe with its 3 window fiberglass shell until people looked closely that they are flabbergasted to see a Ferrari V8 engine. Instantly it attracted attention at the 2015 SEMA.
The 3.0 liter V8 engine was taken from a broken Lancia Thema 8.32. The engine is similar as the engines installed in Ferrari 308s and Ferrari Quaatrovalvoles but it has a cross-plane crank, smaller valves, and a completely different firing order. Although the engine was working during the SEMA 2015, the Ford Ferrari hybrid was still not complete. It will be later fitted with two T4 type Turbonetics Turbocharger to complete the build. The Turbochargers will be mounted on the front bumpers which is unusual but will probably look awesome. It is expected to be up and running this 2016 so watch out for it! The Ferrari Twin Turbo V8 engine is expected to fire up to 800 hp, this will indeed be a very hot ride.
They used shell body of a 1932 Ford Coupe and assembled a whole frame with black all-round suspension from scratch. After the shell was done patching up, it was repainted with the Ferrari trademark red. The wheels are all custom built with slick race tires. The brakes have been drilled and ventilated. There is still a lot of work for Alan Lee and his team, they need to make sure that the body can handle the raw power of the Turbo charged V8 engine.
This Turbo charged ride beats all other Turbo charged hot rods, a one of a kind hot rod. A build that took a lot of creativity and hard work from Alan Lee Designs and Vintage Flatz.
The irony of this build is that Ford and Ferrari have been longtime rivals in the racetrack, pitting each other’s cars in several races every year.
This build is really something you don’t expect to show up but this isn’t really the first Ford Ferrari combo. The first one was made from a ford roadster body with a Ferrari 330 hp V12 engine. It was the legendary “Duecari” built by Dick “Magoo” Megugorac in the 1970s. Magoo used a Deuce Roadster body and a Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 engine. Similar to Alan Lee’s Ford Ferrari Hybrid, the Duecari had a Ferrari theme. Also painted with the trademark Ferrari red. It had a max speed of 105 mph.
For now we can only speculate power of Alan Lee’s Ferrari Ford Roadster until it is completely finished.