Meet The 2600hp Twin-Turbo Falcon They Call ‘Dirty Bird’

This is, without doubt, the most badass twin-turbocharged dragster on the planet!
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Allow me to run you through five things we like about this 1968 Ford Falcon:

1. It’s a ’68 Falcon, not a Mustang or any other obvious muscle car hero. It’s just a humdrum everyday coupe taken to the edge of sanity, and what’s possible to keep on the ground at speed.

2. It runs the world’s coolest turbo set-up. Twin 88mm blowers mounted in front of the engine, and actually on display in the car’s nose, like some sort of Bond villain/Wacky Racers weaponry to suck in and chew up competitors.

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3. Its nickname: ‘The Dirty Bird‘.

4. It’s matte grey. It’s a cool look, no arguments.

5. The numbers. According to our friend from Houston, Texas, The Dirty Bird weighs 1474kg (same as a Ferrari 458 Italia) and develops 2600 horsepower from 7.4-litres – the same as four and a half 458s. Or 17 original Falcons. (Choose your own coversion rate). The bottom line is this thing is potent. It runs 4.7sec 1/8-mile passes, pops wheelstands off the line, and all with a two-speed transmission. Take that, Porsche PDK.

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  • grandmastergriff

    I’m going to take a guess and say its a 4.7sec 1/8th mile not a 1/4 mile.

    • autoalex

      You’re right, grandmastergriff. I’ve amended the copy – thanks :)

  • Luke

    88mm inducer or exducer?

    • Josh Hard Wood

      Turbo’s not blowers

      • Luke

        I never said blowers…?

    • dfdd

      inducer

      • Luke

        Thought so, they look freaking massive.

  • dcrasta

    Thats a mid 8 second to 9 second car on the east coast.. Im glad to see the Prooutlaw guys doing twin turbo v8s.. Awesome!

    • Josh Hard Wood

      That’ car runs low 7′s

      • Josh

        how positive are you of the low 7′s thing?

  • Nathan Storer

    Only need to gears I guess… Fast and OH MY GOD!

  • Josh Hard Wood

    10.5 or x275 car

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