What Does the Famous Ford Mustang with Four ICEs Look Like?

Ford’s exclusive four-engine dragster is on display at the Galpin Auto Sports Museum in Los Angeles.

The four-engine Ford Mustang Max IV was built by trucker and racer Gary Wekesser. He used a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof as the base for his dragster. The car was driven by four 5.7-liter V8 engines with a total power output of 2000-3000 hp.

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For their installation, the craftsman had to make a special chassis and to slightly narrow the body of the Mustang, although many parts remained original. To overcome the 402-meter segment, the dragster needed only 8 seconds, and the speed reached almost 300 km/h at the finish. All this is somewhat similar to the seven-engine Ford Mustang Mach-E, although it isn’t the same…

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The total power of the engines, as well as their number, is impressive. The question arises: how could all four units «get along» together and work as a single coherent mechanism? According to Ford, the design used a network of cardan shafts and U-shaped hinges.

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They, in turn, served as a «transporter», transmitting all the power through the clutch to the gearbox. It is worth noting that the box itself was commissioned. It didn't have gear ratios and chain drives. This design was both a plus and a minus, since the driver had to make a lot of effort to accelerate the car.

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Several years ago, the dragster was completely restored. Nowб it is assigned the role of a museum exhibit.

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