Sometimes custom cars bring together odd bedfellows. On one side of this equation is Adam Carolla, car guy and comedic host of such classics as “The Man Show.” Then there are the Ring Brothers, the very proficient makers of some wild, award-winning rides, such as the 1967 Mustang fastback called “Reactor.” The two have teamed up to bring their unique vision of Ford’s Fairlane to next week’s SEMA show.

Motorator is reporting that Carolla and Ring Brothers have teamed up on a 1964 Fairlane dubbed “Afterburner.”

Photos courtesy of Ring Brothers.

Details are sketchy and scare at best, but one thing is for sure - a jet turbine isn't strapped to the back of this car. The project progress pictures show an almost complete car, slammed to the ground, with lots of custom pieces such as the tail lights, custom cowl induction hood, side scoops, and those sleek exhaust outlets. There haven’t been many Fairlanes at SEMA in recent years, as many people focus on the Mustang, so “Afterburner” is sure to stand out.

As for what puts the burner in “Afterburner,” the only hint is the number 427 on the side of the cowl hood. An overhead shot of the engine bay shows a wide overhead cam-looking big block engine. Could this be a modern iteration of the famed 427 motor?

It would take a lot of stroking to take Ford’s modular motor up to 427 cubic inches. However, if the rest of the car is any example of the effort put into the engine, it will surely be a screamer. Look for this on the SEMA show floor next week.

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