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The Ford Granada of the late ’70s is hardly what you’d call exciting. More of something you’d see driven by an old man in his 70s, right?

We thought so, too… until a guy out of the UK decided to give his Granada a heart transplant. You can guess where this is going.

Swapping out the 600hp (447kW) Cosworth engine he had installed in 2008, this guy then dropped in a 4.7-litre V8 from the Koenigsegg CCX. With twin-turbochargers added, the big ‘8 boasts an insane power output of 1700 horsepower, or 1267kW in the new tongue.

By the way: if you’re wondering why you’re looking at an XD Ford Falcon, you’d be forgiven, because the European-market Mk II Granada’s design was a big influence on Ford’s big Aussie sedan from the late 70s.

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The car’s owner was about to buy an R32 Skyline to replace his Cosworth-powered Granada, but then changed his mind and decided to completely modify the big Ford he has been the proud owner of for 12 years.

Other upgrades include the rear suspension setup from the 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra R, along with the brakes from an unnamed Porsche model.

Extensive work was done on the car’s chassis so it could handle such a huge power upgrade and to fit all the beefed-up performance parts, though you wouldn’t be able to tell from its rather stock-looking final design.

Check out these amazing detail shots below:

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And… Voila! What do you think?

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