Ford GT – an American supercar with a mid-engine. The first concept future model called the GT90 was shown at the motor show in Detroit 1995. In 2003, Ford demonstrated three working prototype to mark the 100th anniversary of the company.
When designing the exterior of the new Ford GT has been taken as a basis for the classic GT40 sixties. Camilo Pardo, chief designer of the project, very carefully treated to the original image of the former GT and made only small corrections.
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The design and the technical side of the project.
Ford GT today became larger. It is slightly wider and longer than 76 mm higher than its predecessor. Overall length of the new items is 4640 mm (size of the wheelbase of 2710), width – 1950, height – 1130.
At the same proportions and body contours Ford GT were recognizable to fans of the brand Ford. Not everyone can immediately distinguish the new from the old GT GT40. On the other hand, in a constructive manner the novelty has moved far from its historic predecessor. Double body Ford GT is made of advanced composite materials. A space frame with a large central tunnel, which Ford engineers have hidden tank, made of aluminum. New car racing got independent suspension with special push rod (like on the car F1), horizontal shock absorbers and springs.
In the Ford GT design series of technical solutions borrowed from conventional cars. For example, the steering column went supercar from the Ford Focus, and airbags – the model Mondeo. In hundreds of places to Ford GT accelerates in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 346 km/h. However, the commodity machines installed limiter at around 330 kilometers per hour.
Modern interior with a touch of nostalgia.
The interior of the car turned out to match the magnificent exterior and solid technical “stuffing.” On the massive dashboard Ford GT adorn a large speedometer with at least a large tachometer and four pointer arrow. On the center console, near the driver’s seat, there was a free place for the extinguisher, which is a direct reference to the GT40. Also inside the Ford GT set tough sport seats with perforated, climate control and high-quality sound system.
Interesting fact. For its dark blue “handsome”, he had to pay more than 556,000 dollars at auction.
However, some early copies of the model were sold for $100,000, while the base price of Ford GT in the US was $ 139,995 (July 1, 2005 the cost increased to US $149,990). There were produced 4038 copies of the Ford GT, although it was initially planned to assemble 4500 cars.
Ford GT 1000.
Motor equipped with two turbines, a modified fuel system and stainless steel exhaust. As a result, from zero to hundreds of 1000 Ford GT accelerates in 2.8 seconds, and its official top speed is 390 km/h. However, at the event “The Texas Mile” in 2012, a Ford GT 1000 was overclocked to an impressive 423.7 kilometers per hour.