Gordon Tronson, a New Zealander living in Las Vegas with an obvious passion for classics and hot-rods, has manufactured a pretty cool custom ride from a 1927 Ford Model T – now simply known as “Double Trouble”.
Do you remember the original Ford Model T? It was originally equipped with a 2.9-liter four-cylinder engine that produced a good – at that time – 20 bhp (15 kW). Well, passionate, insane, with a genius stroke or all that together, Tronson made his Model T a little bit more powerful: using two 4.6-liter V8 engines and four superchargers it produces a combined maximum output of roughly 1200 bhp (895 kW). Whooo…
The Double Trouble Ford T rides on a custom-built tube chassis fabricated from 1.5-inch tube and makes use of the rear-end from an early Jaguar. Also, constantly being asked how fast the car is, Tronson says he doesn’t want to find out as it makes so much power it doesn’t get any traction. As he explained, at 30, 40 or 50 mph if you hit the throttle “it’ll just light the tires up and go sideways.”