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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Sniper?


Though I doubt a cobra and a viper have ever come together to mate in nature, the result of this unholy matrimony looks pretty darn good to me!

Called the “Sniper”, it’s a 1994 SVT Cobra Mustang that now has the heart and soul of a V10 Viper engine transplanted within, and twin-turbos on top of the whole thing because apparently, 500 horses just isn’t enough.

To fit the monster mill into the engine bay of the ‘stang, CobraScott (his TheTurboForums nickname) moved the firewall back 10 inches, built a custom k-member, custom trans mount, and added a 10-point cage to the inside for safety. (Basically a must-have when your car is making more horsepower than a train!)

Scott also added twin T-76 turbos, Alcon brakes, coilover suspension and Forgeline wheels to round out the package, though I wonder if he’ll need anything more than a gas pedal, a seatbelt and a smile.

The project isn’t finished just yet, but it’s coming along nicely, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this sniper picking off adversaries on the streets in no time.

[TheTurboForums – Sniper]

[Via: Mustang News]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Lost Innocence?

Lost Innocence

How does a Ford Festiva become a part of Tuner Tuesday?

It gets a V8 transplant and exhaust that sticks through the roof; that’s how.

This Festiva, nicknamed “Lost Innocence”, features a 355-cubic-inch Chevy V8 (mounted in the rear), front wheel drive via a BMW 325i/Audi 90 limited-slip front axle, and future plans for a pair of FLAMETHROWERS.

Need I say more?

Didn’t think so.

[Edit: Jalopnik now has a video too!]

[Car Domain – Lost Innocence]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Markus Stoeckl is fast?

Markus “Hercules” Stoeckl

Markus “Hercules” Stoeckl doesn’t like going slow. Weighing in at 220 lbs., and standing 6’4” tall, it’s easy to see where he got his nickname from.

Recently, Markus set a new record for the world’s fastest mountain bike by going 130.7 mph down the side of a 45-degree mountain in the Chilean Alps, smashing the previous record by 14 mph. To add to the excitement, Markus had to hold his breath for the entire 40-second run to prevent his helmet from fogging up.

The only question is: How did he stop?

[Via: Neatorama]