The Coyote V8 is just one of Ford’s most legendary fashionable engines. Debuting in 2011 underhood of the Mustang GT and F-one hundred fifty, the brawny five.-liter generates more than 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) in most programs and remains a go-to possibility for tuners. So it only would make sense that Wisconsin-dependent Ringbrothers would use the beloved engine for its newest construct.

This handsome 1968 Mercury Cougar restomod hides a Coyote engine below its hood that generates a hearty 460 hp (343 kW). Managing all that extra oomph is a ten-speed automatic ripped from the Raptor with paddle shifters – be aware the fashionable gear selector – joined by extra effectiveness updates like a new transmission tunnel, a Flowmaster exhaust, a new DSE effectiveness suspension, and even bigger brakes.

Ringbrothers 1968 Mercury Cougar Restomod
Ringbrothers 1968 Mercury Cougar Restomod
Ringbrothers 1968 Mercury Cougar Restomod

Visually, Ringbrothers enhanced the Cougar’s manufacturing facility fantastic seems to be with a new entrance bumper with re-concluded chrome and a refreshing grille, as well as HRE Sequence C1 a few-piece solid wheels with a copper end. The sheet steel, meanwhile, sports a refreshing dark eco-friendly paint career and new badges – together with a “five.” emblem on the entrance fender.

“We place our heart into every single car we construct, and this Cougar is no exception,” said Ringbrothers co-operator Jim Ring. “The concluded products is mild and stylish, but any fanatic instantly is familiar with it is really not stock. I imagine this is what Mercury designers would have come up with if they have been setting up the Cougar currently.”

Ringbrothers states that the organization initially prepared to debut this car at SEMA, but hopes that it can demonstrate the handsome Cougar off to the normal public in the in close proximity to upcoming. No term on how significantly the full construct will set clients again, but current first-gen Cougar homeowners can acquire a handful of personalized billet aluminum parts – like some of the ones on this challenge – straight from the shop.