• Nov 4, 2009

Ringbrothers 1964 Ford Fairlane "Afterburner" - Click above for a high-res image gallery

After seeing some pretty incredible cars built by Ringbrothers over the past few years at SEMA, we couldn't have had higher expectations for their newest vehicle dubbed "Afterburner". Even so, we were absolutely floored by this latest creation after seeing it in person on the show floor.

Based on a 2-door 1964 Ford Fairlane, Afterburner received a full makeover from the Ringbrothers including a carbon fiber hood, fenders, front and rear bumpers, side intakes, and deck lid spoiler. Billet aluminum can be found pretty much everywhere on the car, from the engine bay to the tail lamps to the gas cap. Even the prop rods that hold up the sunshades inside the car are machined 6061 aluminum. The exterior even features three different colors of BASF R-M Diamont paint - Afterburner Red, Agent Orange and Mission Brown. The look is finished off with a set of Forgeline 3-piece wheels.

Under the hood of Afterburner is a Roush 427 IR crate motor, and it's one of the prettiest motors we have ever seen. Listed at 560 horsepower and 540 lb-ft of torque, the 7.0-liter V8 is mated to a Bowler AOD transmission.

We tried to capture all of the details of the car, so enjoy our extensive gallery of high-res photos below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 22 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      Note to Ringbrothers: Gran Turismo 5 awaits you...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks that everything the Ring Brothers touchs turns into a caricature of a car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So like... This car's pretty sweet, and I will give them the attention to detail thing... But then you see the interior shots, specifically the one of the tach, the same one that has the multiplier at x1000, and the intergers at 10, 20, 30 etc. Um... So this is one of those super duper rev happy 427's that Roush is putting out now? Just thought I'd throw that into the mix, but seriously all in all, car's pretty damn well done.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. That is a very clean and truly impressive build. The interior isn't as spectacular as the exterior, but it definitely still deserves the Best of Show Award.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I owned one of these - well, not one of these - but a pretty good one. Limited edition, 500 sports coupe with high performance 289 beefed with Shelby GT350 parts, Borg-Warner t-10 and 4:11 in the back. Great car for the time and clicked off in the 13s for the quarter. But in my dreams, my car never looked this awesome. Memory lane on steroids. Love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is absolutely sick. If I had my way they would have done it to a '66 instead, but this one is amazing.

      I'd love to have just about any older car turned into a modern daily driver by these guys, but I won't ever have the money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the bumpers, and I mean, love them a lot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, those guys are wearing out a CNC waterjet and mill.
        • 5 Years Ago
        visual masturbation
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess they have never heard the phrase less is more.
      Zoltan Bod
      • 2 Years Ago
      TOOO much bulky billet stuff.They just tried too hard to improve an already beautiful car.Great workmanship...but it is hard to improve on the original design....change for the sake of change doesn't always cut it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That thing is plain sick. I especially love the heat extractor hood. Like a modern interpretation of a muscle car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, this thing is amazing. Retro-futuristic design at it's best if you ask me :) That engine bay makes me drool, so clean !
    • Load More Comments