Ostensibly, the purpose of any vehicle is to be driven, whether merely as some kind of daily commuter or as a purpose-built race car for weekend track days. Alas, the hot rodding scene is full of cars and owners who seem to shun driving altogether, despite the pricey motors under the hood. All those go-fast parts go to waste on cars that never get driven, but that’s not to say all hot rods are kept safe and cozy.
Jet-Hot Coatings contracted Fuller Hot Rods to build the 1932 Ford they dubbed Double Down, and it will go to auction this January at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona. Built with a singularly purpose in mind, to be a performance monster at just about any kind of motorsports event, this is (hopefully) the polar opposite of a trailer queen.
The most obvious feature of Double Down is its all-wheel drive system, which had to be pretty much custom built from the ground-up, centered around a custom billet transfer case.
Power comes from a massive 576 cubic-inch Kurt Urban-prepped Jon Kaase Ford Boss engine pumps 850 horsepower to a five-speed G-Force transmission. An all-Indy-style pushrod suspension makes Double Down just as capable at autocross as the monster motor makes it for drag racing.
It’s also been designed to take on the Bonneville Salt Flats, with adjustable coil overs from RideTech at both the front and back. While it can’t run in the SCTA class due to its all-wheel drive, Double Down is definitely made for racing, and we hope whoever scoops it up in Scottsdale this January recognizes that and makes an effort to wring it out every now and then.