We first laid eyes on Joe Gauci’s amazing Ford Cortina around 10 years ago. Back then power came from a turbocharged Ford cross-flow six cylinder, good enough to propel the car to an 8.58 at 162mph and genuinely one of the quickest Modified Street cars in Australia period.
The Cortina was then completely rebuild with twin turbo V8 power where is debuted straight into the mid 7-second zone. Extremely consistent times improved to a 7.15 at 202mph.
Fast Forward to today and Joe and the ProFab team have made the switch to small tyre radial racing. The cubic inches have increased to a moderate 380 with larger Garrett twin 88mm turbos and a complete FuelTech FT500 fuel system.
Ford Cortina by Profab Motorsport Fabrications
Dandy Engines Ford Windsor 380ci small block V8
Garrett 88mm billet turbochargers
FuelTech FT500 engine management
ProTrans Powerglide 2-speed transmission
MT 275 ET Pro radial tyres, water/air intercooler
ProFab sheet metal diff
ProFab chassis and suspension setup
Power: Approx 2400hp
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looks like a very tight and we'll balanced car! oh how I wish I could take my engine there for a tune up just can't afford it.
love the cortina
Dandy Engines are the best in the business.
what an absolute BEAST!
Pick any Street Machine mag up and open the back page looking for top quarter mile times. First 3 cars atleast will be either Tina's, Escorts or Capri's – 6 second cars all day with the right work done
Lateral exhaust exits slow down the car.
I don't understand peoples don't think about that in this activity.
MOVE OVER HOLDENS, HERE COMES A PISSED OFF FORD CORTINA
The music sounds like something straight out of Hotline Miami
Great Ford powered vehicle, outstanding vid production…Thanks for posting….
BADASS CORTINA 😈
0:24 I swear that sounds like hotline Miami, what is it?
Wow!! So quick!!
thats fast on 275 drag radials very quick….
that thing hooks up and goes
bende 90 beygirlik taunus var adam 2400 beygir diyo lan
Which Cleveland heads are those?
What a Cracking car I miss my Cortina it was a mk5 2ltr crusader What a car it was
i noticed 13 unlikes??? are you kidding? it takes alot of smarts to do what this guy has done.
Did that VP fuel can say ROO16?? LOL
Well…. My civil Mk3 with too much speed and power would have cause only problems with the highway patroll, and the sheriff !
Ford Taunus en Europe j ai grandit dedans mon père était amoureux des Ford
Is it a TD with the TE front end
I’d love a Barra cortina
sickest car. What gives it that perfect take off with all that power at its disposal?
IMO dandy make the best engines
Thank you. An Aussie that didn't drop an ls in his Ford. Even if it's a Ford that I've never seen. Sorta looks like a Maverick though. Nice. Bring it to the States guys. I'll bet you'll be competitive here.
La cortina en France c est une taunus et le taunus veux tout dire
stupid music ruined de vid
Easy to run fast on a downhill drag strip, lol.
I still find it sad and unreal that Ford Australia AND its favourite Rival: Holden are no more.
I'm just loving the fact that it's a 4 door 👍
In a way he was like the genesis of the barra t.
The cubes is not the limiting factor. Fords running v8's with less cubes 2t doing 5.80's
Keep going cousin,
Maltese Surname 💪
The TD….my sister got her licence in a TC, 250 iron head crossflow, and even that was surprisingly quick.
WHERE IS THE FORD CORTINA NOW IN 2021
If this runs 2400…what could a similarly built 410 hemi run??…i got one of those in my garage still wrapped up in the box…never had time to build it…
Put the badge on it,. Wave the flag,.
I think I read about the blue Cortina with the boxing kangaroo back in the late 90’s or early noughties. Was running a 3.3L cross flow on GasResearch setup, right?
Awesome Dudes! I am 79 yrs' old, been racing Fords since 1961and still drag my '84 Stang. Never seen nothin like your Cortina.!!
That’s one Tough Little S O B good chit 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😎
The Aussies got there sb ford's set on kill for shure
3 minute mark soooooooooo close
dandy engines absolute perfection
He gets a lot of mileage out of those front tires. They’re never on the ground.
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