• Nov 15th 2010 at 7:00PM
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Italian design and American V8 muscle are two great tastes that taste great together. The mad minds at Jensen understood this and the Interceptor was born into the world. The style was handled by Carrozzeria Touring and the power was provided in two forms: a Chrysler 6.3-liter V8 and later, a larger 7.2-liter unit. The spirit behind this car is still alive and well over in the United Kingdom, because one man is creating his version of a 21st Century Interceptor.

Brook Anderson reached out to PistonHeads.com in order to share his build saga. Anderson is in the middle of turning his Jensen Interceptor into the Viperceptor. Rather than simply stuffing an 8.3-liter Viper V10 into the engine bay and hoping for the best, Anderson has also added new suspension and large brakes to keep things (relatively) sane. Smart move on his part, since the 8.3-liter V10 is good for 510 horsepower and 535 pound-feet of torque.

Mr. Anderson, we salute you... American style.

[Source: PistonHeads.com]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      the now stoneage old 1967 Opel Rekord C Viper V10 hybrid looks so much cooler and was done many years ago...



      • 4 Years Ago
      Common misperception of older cars....just because they dont have airbags ,it doesnt mean they are not safe !!! Old cars sit lower than new ones.top of the roof is lower than new ones..Sure small imports of the day were unsafe,but they were smaller back then !!...but the full/mid size cars were super strong...Chrysler's were the toughest..many were banned from demo derbies because they totally crushed the competition...I hit a light pole at 55-60 mph (as per police report skid marks) in a 1970 Chrysler 300,I walked away,bruises,cracked rib..but the same spot claimed 5 people so far since my crash in 1999..all but 1 were 2004 & newer cars full of safety goodies...now they finally changed the road,medians ect...I still have my 300,new front sub frame,front clip,firewall was perfect...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unsafe at any speed. No crush zones, 56" track (3-4" narrower than a Civic) ensures rollover onto 1973 spec roof first time throttle is punched in a corner. No no no no no! Our insurance will be paying for this guy's paraplegic drooling for years, if he survives.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love it! Love modern horsepower in a nice looking older ride.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Headline says.....Vid shows worlds fastest coaster. This article is what I got. Also under DIY project does'nt sound to safe. Who ever runs these things MUST be bored. (or on a beer break)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not?
      Hmmm good point!
      That is just awesome and just plain over the top stupid I love it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love these old Jensens - especially the later models with the 440. Purchased one as a project many moons ago but the economy forced me to sell before I even figured out the electrical. Personally, I think it is one of the most appealing 2+2 models ever designed - somewhat along the lines of Jeremy Irons wed to a young Sophia Loren. Sure would love to see the finished product.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if he managed to squeeze in the FF AWD system? Somewhat doubt it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah probably not, the body he's using doesn't have the double vents on the side. Although the extra length may have helped the engine fit better. FFs were also a bit rare as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      He's completely mad. But that's the charm.
      • 4 Years Ago
      love those wheels- corvette/camaro? Wonder if it's got the whole suspension package.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Back in the 70's I knew a guy that put a 289 V8 into his Volkswagon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Since VW's engines are air cooled,where did he put the radiator?
        If he put it in back W/the engine,it wouldn't work too well since the
        air flow from the fwd movement wouldn't aid cooling? just wondering.
        I bet that car ROCKED!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow.... look what the speed did to the car's finish !! Must be
      some dusty roads there. The pickup in the backround hasn't
      fared too well either! Other than that, long live muscle cars !
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