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For decades, the Ford Mustang has been a symbol of affordable performance. While the average GT will still run you less than $30,000, for many that is merely the starting point. Next is the booming Ford Mustang aftermarket business, where you can beef up every square inch of your ponycar. One item not commonly found in a Ford Racing catalog is an Aston Martin Vanquish V12 engine, but after hearing one in the engine bay of a beautiful blue stallion, we think that problem should be corrected.

Hit the jump to view video of a very well-modified Mustang that has the face of a GT500, the butt of a Saleen, and the heart of an Aston. If you thought the throaty V8 of a stock GT was music to your ears, the silky smooth symphony coming from the Vanquish V12 is better than Bach. The best part of the video comes about a minute in when the snugly-packed V12 reveals itself for the first time. Is it just us or is a real Mustang with an Aston motor a hundred times better than a 'Stang with a Vanquish body?

UPDATE:
Video after the jump fixed.

[Source: Streetfire]


Ford Mustang with Aston Martin V12 Vanquish engine


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      • 6 Years Ago
      wrong vid posted
      • 6 Years Ago
      You're thinking of Casino Royale...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh... did I miss something here in the video? All I see is auto-x and no Mustang...
      • 6 Years Ago
      In the james bond die another day it was opposite. They put the mustang v8's in the aston martins so the cars were lighter. You can learn a thing or two from top gear
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...and they put a Ford/Roush V8 instead of the underpowered skyline motor like on the screen, in the Fast and the Furious Mustang so the car could actually drift.

        Didn't know about the Bond Movie thing. Cool. Didn't the Aston last all of 2 seconds in the movie though?
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was the new casino royale. They used the mustang engine on the vanquish, in Die Another Day
      • 6 Years Ago
      does this thing have a kick-butt motor, with a stick axle?

      Money would be spent on the suspension LONG before shoe-horning an AM V12 in there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want one, I deserve one, I need one, I should have one.
      One of the greatest engines ever put in a production car.
      How much does that engine cost?
      No engine has ever sounded so good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There's no point in putting an engine like that in a car unless the entire car is built to handle it.

      This thing probably can't get a quarter of the power to the wheels and what does get there causes the car to become a death trap going around anything that resembles a corner.
        • 6 Years Ago
        keep in mind that mustangs making FAR greater power have been created before. assuming the V12 didn't completely ruin the weight balance this car probably handles with reasonable grace. and it probably didn't considering how much the GT500s motor/blower/intercooler weigh and that car still handles.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "There's no point in putting an engine like that in a car unless the entire car is built to handle it.

        This thing probably can't get a quarter of the power to the wheels and what does get there causes the car to become a death trap going around anything that resembles a corner."

        I'm undecided if your statement was made in true ignorance or just patently prejudiced to the point of being ignorant.

        • 6 Years Ago
        The ignorance that get posted here. American car companies have had enough experience with solid axle cars that they can tune them to handle quite well. I have seen many a solid axle 'stang hand out severe whippings to Porsches, RX-8s and Ferraris on road courses.

        More important to making a corner is brakes, a lower center gravity, tires, and TALENT.

        So, give it a rest.
      • 6 Years Ago
      damn that engine is beautiful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The guys who built this do know what they're doing, everything was upgraded to handle the powerplant, suspension, brakes, tires, etc.

      Here's a link to the buildup:
      http://www.wmsracing.com/wmsweb/vpproject.htm
      • 6 Years Ago
      It wasn't in an aston to begin with, it was a test motor, that they got to use, this is so freakin old now it's not even funny, this was done months and months and months ago. They had a work log for a long time.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah no kidding man WELCOME to the INTERNET guys.

        WMS got a body in white mustang from ford when they originally came out and this was a SEMA project..

        The internet.. so good.. so bad..

      • 6 Years Ago
      eh, I still prefer the v8 sound to the v12. But an interesting swap nonetheless.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love it. If i had lots of cash i would make this piece even more awesomw. First i would put this engine into a Roush P-51 A Mustang with all the emblems.By Doing this it will be an even better homage to the P-51 mustang airplane which has a V-12 Propeller engine. http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/30/sema-2007-roush-p-51a-mustang-set-to-establish-road-superiority/

      One question for many commenter? Why the hate against the Mustang? sure it has it flaws but can some one get me a car with a V8 that this powerful,Coupe form and good fuel economy f(for a V8 ) for less that $29k,,,not many contenders.
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