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620kW daily driven Ford Territory

By Chris Thompson, 14 Jun 2017 News

It’s one thing to take a Territory to the drags and thrash everyone, it’s another to then drive it home

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Dropping the kids off at school has never been quicker.

The Ford Territory was never known for being particularly performance oriented, but the blokes at Independent Motorsports (IMS) have managed to change that with one example, their 620kW Barra-powered Territory.

It’s the ultimate workshop runabout.

Fast Ford number plateThe team has tweaked the people-mover to run the quarter in under 10 seconds, while maintaining the ability to be driven regularly on the road.

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IMS says the aim was to show the world that it is “possible for the impossibly heavy… severely disadvantaged Territory to get low ETS and high MPH without stripping it of its street ability, without converting to RWD, all while using very street-able Yokohama Advan 18" tyres”.

Coming in at 2280kg, the Territory had a lot standing in the way of running nines, but with a lot of know-how, the Barra knows no bounds.

Mods under the hood include a Borg Warner S300 turbo with a custom front wheel running 34psi, a 4-inch stainless steel exhaust, Bosch 2200cc Injectors, a ported head, and cams from an FG Falcon.

The result?

Fast Ford board“After weeks, months, years our very own Ford Territory has broken into sub-10 territory, reeling off a 9.956 @ 144.84 MPH.”

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That’s about 233km/h. There really aren’t that many Territories that have, or will, reach that speed even with more than a quarter-mile of tarmac.

For extra entertainment factor, watch the Territory stroll past an FPV FG ute which was given a couple of seconds head-start at 1:55 in the video above.