Making Rat Rods And Hot Rods is the business many ‘Mericans just have to do. The US was founded on industrial basis of car manufacturing and the car culture there is more powerful than anywhere else in the world. Now, we bring you a nice review by /Drive who got the opportunity to test the most egzotic Hot Rod Americans have ever built. However, this Hot Rod is not actually built by an American. It is built by Gordon Tronson who was born and raised in New Zealand (that is where he got that accent).
Using a 1927 Ford Model T as a basis, he succeeded to install two all aluminum 4,6 liter V8 engines one by another and add four superchargers to it. Installing all of this, making it work and actually propelling the car is next to impossible. Luckily, Gordon is an engineer that doesn’t accept failure. This monstrous car has 1.200 HP, but, as Gordon pointed out, no one really knows how fast is it because you need balls of steel really to push that pedal to the metal.
Interestingly, this Hot Rod has a name – The Double Trouble and it is “a masterpiece of backyard engineering, ingenuity and vision.”
To put it into perspective, we will just say that Gordon made four superchargers and two 4,6 liter engines work with one transmission and everything feels and goes perfect. That is something even the car companies would have trouble realizing.