Helleanor, the 2,500 HP Mustang that Uses Chevy Power to Offend You

Helleanor Mustang with Chevy V8 engine 1 photo
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When a 1967 Mustang packs north of two thousand horses, you know you’ve caught everybody’s attention. Nonetheless, those ponies arrive via a pair of huge turbines strapped to... a Chevrolet V8. This is guarantee to offend enough at least as many people as those who respect the project for its sheer insanity.
We’ll start with the part that will make traditionalists cringe - not only does this 1967 Fastback use Chevrolet muscle, but the sheer name of the thing trolls what is arguably the most famous incarnation of the pony, Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds. Yes, we know, the Bullitt Mustang also deserves the title of the best-known pony, but this is a story for another time.

The mechanical insanity

As for the side that’s appealing, the 6.4 liters of GM SBC muscle under the hood are forced-fed by a pair of 82 mm Precision Turbo units that can deliver up to 36 psi (2.5 bar) of boost. As a result, the vee eight can treat the driver’s right foot with up to 2,500 ponies.

Helleanor is street legal and steel-bodied, but all that matters here are the figures. In the clip below, you’ll see this little offender play the quarter mile game in the 7s range, while for the 1/8 mile task, it requires a number somewhere in the high 4s. Oh and we musn't forget about the soundtrack. As you'll be able to discover in the video, this Mustang sounds like it wants to swallow the strip whole.

In a very, very twisted way, this reminds us of another car movie, albeit a vanilla one. We’re referring to Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift here, the motion picture that saw a 1967 Mustang receiving the RB26 heart of a Nissan Skyline GT-R. Oh dear...

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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