8.2l V8-powered Hackney Cab

7 01 2009

As ‘sleepers’ go this has got to be one of the coolest around – nutter Steve Birchall spent near £60K converting his 2.2-litre diesel Hackney cab into an 8.2-litre V8 monster, with over 500bhp and 560lb-ft of torque.

‘On the drag strip it can get to 100mph in around 11 seconds, but I will be fitting a decent NOS kit soon and so 9 seconds is easily achievable’ says Steve. ‘The taxi has a drag racing gearbox and axle but it is built for the road.’

The Crazy Taxi also features hydraulics and 18in-wide rear wheels, not to mention a full leather interior, TV screen and sound system. Mental!

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