Terminator Swapped Notchback Fox Body Mustang

June 27th, 2024

Cramming big modern horsepower into vintage coupes is as American as apple pie. Call it a restomod. Call it a retrofit. Call it anything you like – just as long as you do it right and drive it fast. Get a load of this rolling work of art.

It all begins with a 1991 Ford Mustang Fox Body. The conventional deck lid makes it a notchback. This was a relatively lightweight, rear-wheel drive coupe. Although the engine was unimpressive, the rolling chassis was right for hot rodding.

At the heart of this build is the Ford supercharged 4.6-liter Terminator engine. This modular V8 mill was stock in 2003 and 2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra models. Under the hood, things remain stock (for an SVT Cobra Mustang) with the exception of the 2.3-liter Whipple blower and some upgraded pullies. The SVT intercooler is skillfully hung in front of the radiator and augmented with a trunk-mounted ice water bath. With all the bells and whistles, we are looking at 700hp at the crankshaft.

The transmission is a manual 6-speed, and the rear end is a Ford 9-inch.

Those wheels are BBS and the four-wheel disc brakes are from Wilwood.

Dubbed Terminotch – for obvious reasons – this build is a standout.