V8-Powered Ford Fusion With 450 HP And RWD Is The Closest Thing To A Mustang Sedan

If a car manufacturer doesn’t build the car of your dreams, you can try and build it yourself if you so wish – and that’s exactly what the following owner of a Ford Fusion has done.

The current Fusion family is topped out by the Sport model, which has a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine delivering 325 HP and 380 lb-ft (515 Nm). While those are impressive numbers, Matt Soppa wanted the sound and naturally aspirated grunt you can only get from a V8 and set about creating a Coyote-powered Fusion.

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The 5.0-liter V8 powers the popular Mustang GT, and Soppa’s engine is the one found in 2015-2017 Mustangs. Coupled to it is a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual gearbox from a 2007 Mustang Shelby GT500. With a custom engine tune and unique headers, the owner believes the engine delivers about 450 HP, a healthy improvement over the stock item.

Creating this V8-powered Fusion wasn’t just about dropping a Mustang engine and transmission into the sedan, though. Instead, it took it a serious amount of work to be able to fit the aforementioned Tremec ‘box, forcing the owner to create a custom transmission tunnel. Much of the cabin has also been stripped out and there is a bulky roll cage to add to the race car vibe.

Power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels and the car sounds absolutely brutal thanks to a straight pipe exhaust with no mufflers. As one would expect, it is quite a tail-happy machine – and pretty much the closest thing to a Mustang sedan you’re ever likely to find.


  • Bash

    Cool, or you can get a mopar lol

    • bryceee

      Or just could have imported a Ford Falcon FG from Australia.🙃

      • Bash

        You know what!! I swear, honestly and seriously wanted to mention the falcon too. LoL

        • Squeaky_1

          Just did that for you ‘Bash’ – in all its Aussie glory, above with pics. You’re welcome 🙂

          • Bash

            Impressive. I can’t like your post enough.


    • rodriguez256

      Then we wouldn’t be talking about him and his car right now. Anyone can just get an existing Mustang. No many people can do what he had done to the Fusion. It’s a one of a kind practically. I personally prefer the Mustang but I wouldn’t turn this one down either.

  • James Prewitt

    This is what the Ford fusion should have been factory direct I would have damn sure bought one had Ford sold them like that

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Genuinely ugly.

  • Frank Jones

    Unibody, unstable, loosy goosy piece of krep

    • AnEmptyStreet

      What are your preferred body-on-frame performance cars?

  • That Redman Guy

    A four-door Mustang is cool and all, but why don’t make one and call it either the Falcon or the Torino?

    I prefer the Torino name better BTW.

    • Bo Hanan

      Stretch the existing Mustang, add 2 doors and give it to Lincoln. Wa la, your new Lincoln Mark-9.

      • That Redman Guy

        That’s just as a good idea, a Mustang-based Mark IX. AND, it uses the MK moniker correctly this time.

    • Squeaky_1

      Torino seems a great name – I saw Clint in THAT movie! See above for what would really do if Ford USA has not been off their meds in 2016 and made some VERY questionable and lamentable decisions . . .

  • Squeaky_1

    No, an Aussie Ford Falcon FG-X XR8 Sprint is the closest thing to a 4-door Mustang – WITH a standard supercharger AND 400kws on overboost – standard equipment. Too sad for words the Americans took production away from Aussie shores in Oct 2016. Too sad for words . . . they also made a turbo 6 version – spectacular – a full Aussie creation, unlike the American (but Aussie assembled with Aussie supercharger) motor pictured here.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/184ea2382359c1265153ac0bab356d8eb292fe934868c583dfcc82aa0e2074b6.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5de6255914c0577bcd2d14c4bf149227a738fa9d19f1f6ffee41525f24926f4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b385b599960bb9ab098d86537380f7e8e0eadb02daddab1762f5e98638952b6d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ab211d4fb9e2ccedbc1ac00e36da208283ea19aa349d8d99bd6236fa6fbd47c.jpg

  • Squeaky_1

    Just for your entertainment Thomas, please see my comment above, with tasty pics 🙂

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