So you think that the 987hp (1,001PS) Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and its 1,184hp (1,200PS) Super Sports and Grand Sport Vitesse siblings are extreme? Well, while that may hold true in the production car realm, in the creative and unrestricted tuning world, 1,000 horses are nothing to brag about.
If you have any doubts, just ask the crew over at Steve Morris Engines who have built the real Godzilla of cars in the shape of an early 1970s Ford Mustang Mach 1.
This beastly stallion with the fairly stock body (okay, aside from the double parachutes and ginormous rear wheels), hides a 572 cubic inch (9.4-liter) big block V8 with a pair of 88mm billet Bullseye turbochargers breathing through a Chiseled Performance intercooler that deliver 30 pounds of boost!
The result on the dyno is -wait for it- 3,040-horsepower at 7,300 and 2,411 lb-ft (3,265Nm) of peak torque at 6,000! Agreed, this is an all-out racing application, but that does not make it any less impressive.