We’re not even halfway through 2012, and we’ve already seen a lot of machines that could vie for the title of Hooniverse Car of the Year. Get ready to meet the car that just might win the whole damn thing. What we have is a a Mark II Ford Granada with a massive secret resting under the hood. Instead of a “sporty” 2.8-liter V6, the owner has mounted a 600-horsepower Cosworth up front. That’s not what makes this car crazy though… the owner has moved on from the Cossie mill.
Now, the car has a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 built by Ford and re-engineered by a Swedish company you may have heard of before. This engine is better known as the mill powering the Koenigsegg CCX.
The one in this Granada? It’s capable of 1,700 bhp.
The car isn’t just about the engine though, as the owner has modified everything. Check out the build thread here, and then hop past the break to see video of the car starting up.