Ford ‘Battlebird’ 

  • built in USA
  • 1957
  • 350 HP
 
The original interior was completely removed and replaced with a single lightweight racing seat located behind a small six-gauge instrument pod that replaced the original dashboard layout.
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No suitable American 4-speed transmission existed in 1956, so a Jaguar XK120 unit was adapted, as well as a Halibrand Quick-Change rear end.
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Data points Key details of the Ford ‘Battlebird’

Number built

‘Battlebird’
2 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Horsepower

‘Battlebird’
350 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Ford ‘Battlebird’

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After that, the blower was removed, and the new engine took Daigh to a third place at 93.312 mph in the standing mile acceleration class.
The original interior was completely removed and replaced with a single lightweight racing seat located behind a small six-gauge instrument pod that replaced the original dashboard layout.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ford
Year 1957
Number built 2 cars

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Halibrand QC
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Maximum hp 350 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Wheelbase 102 in
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