The RWD Coyote Fusion: Cagework And Reassembly Continue For The Drift Machine


The RWD Coyote Fusion: Cagework And Reassembly Continue For The Drift Machine

One of the wilder builds we’re following is Matt Soppa’s 2016 Ford Fusion. Yeah, Fusion…you know, the four-door sedan that Ford claims they can’t sell if they were giving them away and won’t be building for much longer unless something dramatic happens? That one. We tripped over this car late last year and we were grabbed by one phrase, the only phrase needed to make any Ford Fusion immediately BangShift-worthy: Coyote-swapped. See, unlike some GM products where you can V8 swap them and still be stuck with a front-driver, to Coyote-swap a Fusion means that you went all-out and converted to rear-drive. We’ve already seen mockups of the car as anticipated, and we’ve been following the build since because let’s face it…outside of illegally importing a late-model Ford Falcon from Australia, this is probably the coolest four-door Ford we can find that doesn’t have a cop car heritage to it’s name that isn’t over thirty years old.

While the car does seem to be on it’s way to complete by the picture, don’t be fooled. Soppa is building the car to Formula Drift spec, so that means cage, that means seat mounting, that means making sure every little detail of the car is solid before it dares turn a tire in anger. Which leads us to a question: hey, Matt, when is this thing scheduled to start annoying your neighbors? Just asking…


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