If Frankenstein’s monster were a car, this 2,500hp former police car would be it

A tank engine inside a Ford Crown Vic
by Greg Potts | Jun 27, 2021
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“Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive... It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!”

Okay, it’s not quite moving just yet, but has there ever been a more apt time to quote Colin Clive from James Whale’s 1931 film Frankenstein? The madcap tank-engined Ford Crown Victoria has just been started for the very first time…

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And if you’re unaware of what we’re on about, click these blue words for a recap on what is easily one of the greatest project cars of all time.

Essentially, Swede Daniel Werner is fitting a 27-liter V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor engine into the front of an ex-US police Ford Crown Vic. He’s then twin-turbocharging it just for good measure, and is hoping on around 5,146Nm of torque and 2,500hp. Yeah, it’ll be a monster.

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Oh, and in case there wasn’t already enough reason to crown Werner ‘Madman of the Year,’ he has now announced that the Meteor Interceptor will take on the Nürburgring when it is finished later this year. It’s worth noting here, though, that projections show on full-throttle, the 85-liter fuel tank will be drained in around four minutes.

Werner began the project back in 2017, so it’s a fairly momentous occasion to see the car start for the very first time. You can track his progress on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, with pretty much everything being custom-made (strangely enough, off-the-shelf parts don’t cut it for this build).

Daniel, we salute you.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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