When it comes to building tough cars the guys at Profab Motorsport Fabrications have certainly delivered their fair share and when we caught wind of a new turbo Pro Street build in the works we just had to head out to their Fairy Meadow workshop for a look-see for ourselves.
Even at first glance you can tell that this '69 Ford Capri is destined for some seriously-quick ET down the 1320. Fat 32x14.5in tyres under the back, drag wing and the twin chutes on the rear immidiately give you the impression that this thing is going to see 200+mph and when you look under the fibreglass bonnet, well it kinda confirms those suspicions...
Taking pride of place is a 400-cube Small Block Clevor V8 topped with a pair of CHI Alloy heads. What the hell's a 'Clevor' block you ask... Well to put it simply it's a custom Windsor block with Clevo sump rails, cam journals and Deck height. It basically gives you the best of both worlds so we're told.
A massive bird-ingesting Precision 101 turbo rated at a whopping 2100hp sits up front, plumbed in by a set of custom stainless headers pieced together in-house at Profab, equipped with twin Turbosmart 50mm wastegates.
The engine build and tuning will be looked after by Frank Marchese from Dandy Engines in Victoria, the same shop responsible for powering some of the countries toughest Pro Street, Mod Street and radial cars including Profab's own 7-second Cortina which is currently the quickest and most consistent Mod Street car in Australia with a best ET of firstname.lastname@example.org.
The car itself has been around for quite a while, previously being a Queensland car but since arriving at Profab it has undergone major chassis changes, including an upgrade to a twin frame rail chassis as well as extensive structural strengthening through additional bar work throughout the car.
Inside the office it's all business with Kirkey alloy seats nestled amongst the extensive roll cage and fresh tin work.
Taking up space in the passenger footwell is a custom water-to-air intercooler by Profab to cool the boosted charge air from the Precision hair dryer up front.
We won't speculate on the power this combo is going to produce but we're told that once sorted the car should run comfortably in the 6-second zone...Wicked!
So yeah, it's safe to say this is going to be one serious Pro Street machine when she's finished but what makes this particular car even cooler is the guy that's going to be steering this rocket... World renowned DJ and music producer Carl Cox.
More widely known for his musical talents and his ability to throw down a mad beat, what many don't know about Carl Cox is that he's mad about cars and motorsport.
In fact Mr Cox formed his own Motorsport team, Carl Cox Motorsport in 2013 which has quickly grown internationally with the incorporation of various teams and styles of motor racing.
From the NZ & World road race Sidecar championships, The Ducati Tri-Options Cup in the UK, and the Post Classic motorcycles and V8 Drag racing down under in Australia , the teams have had an amazing year with multiple lap records, race wins, championship placings and personal goals being reached.
This latest venture will see him competing in the Pro Street class at Australian Pro Street Assisiation (APSA) meets which is sure bring more positive world-wide exposure for the Aussie drag racing scene.
Now that the fabrication side of things has been completed on the car it's now to be sent off for body work. We'll do our best to keep you all updated on the cars progress but until then you can check out more photos on our Builds & Projects page HERE.