04/03/14 11:24AM 1968 Mustang, readers videos, Supra-Powered

Video: Supra-powered 1968 Mustang Is Wrong But Oh So Right




We happen to be a bit more opened-minded when it comes to hybrid cars of a different kind, and this 1968 Mustang has a nearly 450 horsepower inline-six cylinder pulled from a Toyota Supra. Regardless of your loyalties, you have to be impressed by the power and sound of this unique ‘68.

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For those of you familiar with the Toyota Supra, it draws its power from a twin-turbo powered inline-six called the 2JZ, and this one came straight from Japan (that whole “JDM” thing). This engine has an SP Torque Monster single turbo kit, which is actually a big upgrade over the standard (though tiny) twin turbochargers.

As if a Toyota Supra engine weren’t heresy enough, backing the engine is a Chevy TH400, which bolts to the Japanese engine with a kit. The whole restoration process took some four years, and while there are no doubt plenty of haters ready to mock this Mustang, it puts 443 horsepower to the wheels in a unique way.

As for us though, we have to hand it to owner Chris Threadgill. He had an idea, and he went with it, and the result speaks for itself.