This Ford Hot Rod is as fast as a lightning and you should not mess with it, because “Double Trouble” is its second name!
“1927 Ford Model T with two side-by-side engines with a total displacement of 9.2 liters and four superchargers that produce 1200 horsepower? … It is not possible, you must have been dreaming. Something like that cannot even fit under the hood”, my friends were joking with me while I was telling them about this Hot Rod.
Well my friends, it is possible.
This was proved about 5 years ago with the project “Double Trouble” by Gordon Tronson, former Funny Car racer from New Zealand who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. And if the hood cannot cover the two V8 engines placed next to each other, there is still another option – simply remove the hood.
Gordon Tronson started this project without a specific plan, without a draft, without anything… except with the idea in his head. But, for true gearheads the rules like “do not try this, do not try that” are not acceptable … they follow the rules like “dare to dream, dare to believe, dare to achieve”.
The car is handmade, each piece of metal passed through his hands. During this process, many of his acquaintances thought that the sun in Nevada troubled his head, but he knew that the idea can be turned into one of the hottest hot rods that will appear on the roads.
After 6 months of hard work in his garage, this bad 1927 Ford Model T Hot Rod saw the light of the day. Even the biggest skeptics had to agree that it is a piece of art.
The first version was powered by two superchargers pushing around 1.000 horses. But … enough is never enough, right? Gordon is a strong believer that more is better, and after a while, he took his “Double Trouble” to the next level. Now these engines are boosted by a total of four superchargers pushing out over 1.200 horses. All that power on the asphalt is delivered through three speed Ford C5 automatic transmission and huge 15 × 14 rear tires.
The control over this Hot Rod is definitely a problem for the drivers without much experience. In order to have an idea of what happens to you while you are sitting behind the wheel of this monster with 4 superchargers you need a periscope … literally.
If you want to see more photos of Tronson’s “Double Trouble” Hot Rod, you can visit his website: http://doubletroublehotrod.com/