Some neighbours really don’t appreciate loud exhausts, as the deliberate damage done to one unlucky guy’s Ford Mustang shows…
Posted by Aaron Robinson on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
As much fun as a loud exhaust can be for a driver, some neighbours just don’t like them. They really, really don’t like them, to the point where as well as a nasty note on the windscreen they actually fill the exhaust with expanding foam.
The damage could be pretty extensive if the sooty coating inside the muffler doesn...
Even before you get to the exterior design, the Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a weird car. Not really an Escort at all, it was creating by chucking a bunch of Escort-like body panels at the chassis and running gear of a Sierra RS Cosworth.
We say ‘Escort-like’, as no version of the fifth-generation hatchback had bonnet vents, massively swollen arches or a rear wing which to this day still ranks among the most bonkers ever designed. It could have looked even madder, however.
Although Stephen Harper did the bulk of the design, the spoiler was the work of Frank Stephenson, who went on to pen the Ferrari F430 and McLaren P1, among other icons. Inspired by the Fokker DR1 fighter plane of the Red Barron, his idea was to give the Cosworth a three-tier spoiler.
Ever looked at Arnie brandishing his minigun in Terminator 2 and thought it would be a great look for a car exhaust? OK, probably not, but the chaps behind Russian YouTube channel Garage54 don’t think like normal folk.
They made this minigun-like exhaust using some thin tubing, a hollowed-out big bore exhaust silencer, and a series of machined metal discs. Thanks to a turbine wheel, it even rotates as exhaust gasses pass through. Genius!
The car chosen to receive this magnificently silly part was Garage54’s ‘Shorty’ Lada, which features a stunted wheelbase, gullwing doors and a 2JZ engine swap. Oh, and a row of speakers on the boot lid. No stranger to bonkers exhaust mods, Shorty was last seen with silencers made from wood.
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