Ford Cortina Sedan Becomes Menacing Dragster

Ford Cortina dragster 1 photo
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Introduced in 1962 as a large family car, the Ford Cortina went on to become one of Britain’s most popular cars. Although the series was discontinued in 1982 after five generations, Cortinas are still popular among classic car enthusiasts, who parade their restored vehicles during several events each year.
Nothing out of the ordinary so far, but wait until you see what the folks over at Moran Motorsports did to their fifth-generation Cortina. We’re not talking about a restomod or a tuning project. No, the Australians decided the four-door sedan is the perfect base for a twin-turbocharged dragster. Yes, it has a huge hood bulge, meaty rear tires and sounds like hell unleashed when powered up.

The quarter mile racer was tested at the Sydney Dragway earlier this month, where Moran Motorsports also showed up with a Mustang. Scroll below to watch the video, but don’t forget to crank up the volume.

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Ask Ciprian about cars and he'll reveal an obsession with classics and an annoyance with modern design cues. Read his articles and you'll understand why his ideal SUV is the 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
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