Martini Mustang is a 'what if moment' gone right
What would you guess is under the hood? A 289-cubic-inch V8? Maybe a 302, or some absurd Ford crate engine? Maybe Strope went all Tokyo Drift - he's actually responsible for the "Hammer" Plymouth Satellite driven by Vin Diesel at the end of the movie - and found an RB26DETT to drop into the pony car? You'd be wrong on all counts.
This mad, mad man somehow finagled a Ford-Lotus engine from a 1966 Indianapolis 500 car into the Mustang's engine bay. Yes, a Mustang with an engine designed for a 160-mile-per-hour, open-wheel racecar. That's like someone in 40 years dropping McLaren's 2.4-liter V8 from the MP4-28 into a Scion FR-S. It'd just make a monster.
We'd be saluting Strope and his Mustang if he just stopped at the engine and paint job, but as you'll see after watching this video, the rest of the car is just immaculate. As for Strope's reasoning behind the Martini colors? It's all explained in the latest video from Petrolicious, which can be found below.
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