Believe it or not, someone has shoehorned the Rolls-Royce V12 from a tank into a Ford. And works

The culture that fans know as ‘swap’ has a rationale that is simple on paper: if you want your car to be faster, get a bigger motor and powerful. From there, it all depends on how little (or how much) you want to complicate the process.

But there are always some who no longer complicate it, it is that they practically start trying to ice skate uphill, so to speak. The last example that the Internet leaves us is that of the crazy people who are building in Sweden the ‘Meteor Interceptor’a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria powered by a colossal Rolls-Royce Meteor V-twelve.

The project is running from 2020and after a 2021 with remarkable progress (judging by your ‘timeline’ on YouTube) engine and car are already joined and starting to work.

All in a garage and between colleagues

Talking about a V12 and mentioning Rolls-Royce already anticipates power in abundance with a spectacular size. But it is that this engine does not come from the elite cars of the British firm, but from those that its heavy division manufactured to mount in the battle tanks of his army during world war II.

We speak, therefore, of a giant of pure iron with an incredible 27 liter displacement (yes, we have not forgotten any comma) and an approximate power of 475 CV at 2,500 RPM.

To make matters worse, and perhaps thinking that this horsepower is ‘short’, these crazy Swedish colleagues have implanted two turbochargers with their corresponding ‘intercoolers’. In total with this addition the V12 delivers about 650 CV. Or that is what its creators estimate to have measured, since as they themselves affirm in the video they have missed a larger power bank.

Ford Crownvic Rolls
Foto: The Meteor Interceptor (YouTube)

If the ‘invention’ itself is already impressive, the way they have found to graft it on the Ford Crown Victoria it can give more than one veteran coachbuilder a cold sweat.

And it is that, although the American sedan is not exactly small, it seems that it has been necessary cut much of the interior of the monocoque including the transmission tunnel, the bulkhead that separates the passenger compartment from the engine compartment or the front ends of the bodywork. All these parts, of course, have been replaced by others built on purpose which gives the project a curious touch somewhere between improvised and ‘racing’.

However, if we give it a ‘thought’, putting a tank engine in a car has its drawbacks, being weight and size the first that come to mind (and to sight). Another handicap is revolutionssince it is a type of mechanics designed to recommend the delivery of torque as soon as possible.

But all this has mattered little to these Swedish ‘petrolheads’ because, as they themselves say, the intention was to fit into a car the biggest engine they had on hand. Now to see who surpasses them in that, with how high they have left the bar.

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