68 Mustang Fastback Brings the Power With Late Model Coyote Swap

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/16/2021

This is America. Seriously, it’s Sweeter Than Apple Pie.

At the end of the day, Ford fanatic or not, could anything really be that much rawer than a screaming classic Ford Mustang fastback? Even if another car is your cup of tea, I think that most of us with a pulse can admit that something like this is pretty awesome. In fact, as a clean 1968 Mustang fastback sweats adrenaline, we don’t think that there’s much more that could make it better… Unless.

Well, what if we wanted to tinker with the architecture and make the old-school machine rip around with new school power?

The phenomenon of sticking newer engines in older cars is nothing new. In fact, the whole concept has become pretty popular for a good reason. You see, back in the day, muscle cars were some of the fastest machines on the streets. However, by today’s standards, that dusty old power plant definitely isn’t getting the job done. In fact, many bland modern commuter cars make just as much power as muscle cars with their original engines from the 60s and 70s.

For this particular 68, though, that worry is very far in the rearview mirror. Instead of anything that’s as aged as the car, we see late model architecture under the hood. In place of the original engine, we find a Ford Racing Alluminator that borrows Coyote architecture. To sweeten the pot, even more, a 2.3L Ford Racing supercharger sits atop the engine to crank it to a conservative 625 hp at the rear wheels. When the power is shifted manually through a T56 Magnum transmission, this thing just feels so right!

Down below, we get to feel the true essence of what it’s like to roll around in a rig like this. At the end of the day, not a lot of people are going to get to experience what it’s like to roll in such an automobile. However, with the help of the handy camera work from the guys over at That Racing Channel, we almost get to feel what it’s like to experience the power of such a combination.