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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Whoopsy:
    noone1:

    Well, considering it's less than an Aventador, I wouldn't hold it to the same standards as a hypercar, though the 918 may need some new tires to keep up with it on the track ;)

     

    Hmm, my old Turbo S also out performs the Aventador and cost less. So what the point again?

    About the only cars that can out perform my old car 0-60 are the new 991.2 Turbo S and the 918.........

     

    ...and your GT4 which outperforms them all on the track Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Whoopsy:

    If only it has a V8...................

    Only reason I didn't even attempt to get one.

    Yeah, the new Flat-Plane V8 in the GT350 would be perfect (add turbos if necessary)


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Grant:
    Whoopsy:

    If only it has a V8...................

    Only reason I didn't even attempt to get one.

    Yeah, the new Flat-Plane V8 in the GT350 would be perfect (add turbos if necessary)

    Every vid I have seen of this engine sounds loud, but not really pleasant or refined, to my ears anyways.  I guess due to the non-standard crankpin layout and therefore firing order.  Had Ford designed this engine more like say, Ferrari's flat plane V8s, it might be more suited for the GT, but then less so for the target Mustangs. 


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    4trac:
    Grant:
    Whoopsy:

    If only it has a V8...................

    Only reason I didn't even attempt to get one.

    Yeah, the new Flat-Plane V8 in the GT350 would be perfect (add turbos if necessary)

    Every vid I have seen of this engine sounds loud, but not really pleasant or refined, to my ears anyways.  I guess due to the non-standard crankpin layout and therefore firing order.  Had Ford designed this engine more like say, Ferrari's flat plane V8s, it might be more suited for the GT, but then less so for the target Mustangs. 

    Point taken - I haven't heard one in person yet...


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    The race car is quite loud for a turbo car, but sounds very flatulent both on and off throttle.

    It's far louder than the other GTE/GTLM turbo competition (Ferrari, BMW, etc.)


    Re: The new Ford GT

    Grant:
    4trac:
    Grant:
    Whoopsy:

    If only it has a V8...................

    Only reason I didn't even attempt to get one.

    Yeah, the new Flat-Plane V8 in the GT350 would be perfect (add turbos if necessary)

    Every vid I have seen of this engine sounds loud, but not really pleasant or refined, to my ears anyways.  I guess due to the non-standard crankpin layout and therefore firing order.  Had Ford designed this engine more like say, Ferrari's flat plane V8s, it might be more suited for the GT, but then less so for the target Mustangs. 

    Point taken - I haven't heard one in person yet...

     

    At idle, it retains the rumble of a cross plate V8, sounds very powerful. I also heard it running full bore down a race track, that thing is LOUD! But it actually sounds good.

    At Le Mans earlier, I also heard the Ford GT running full bore, that thing is also loud, quite easily the loudest car running, the burbling from throttle lifts are even louder, but overall it feels more like noise. Not very pleasant.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Nick, that's silly to not consider just because it does not have a V8.. what will you buy in a decade or so smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Atzporsche:

    Nick, that's silly to not consider just because it does not have a V8.. what will you buy in a decade or so smiley

     

    Exactly, there will be plenty of time in the future to buy something that don't have a V8.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Whoopsy:

    Exactly, there will be plenty of time in the future to buy something that don't have a V8.

    Your fastest car does not have a V8 Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    noone1:

    Benchmark in what way? Can't imagine a GT3 is even in the same timezone as the Ford GT when on a track.

    According to the article I read, Ford used three cars to benchmark the GT. Ferrari 488, McLaren 675 and the Porsche GT3. FWIW, you have to drive a GT3 to understand why. Even the owner of McLaren stated he bought the GT3 in order to benchmark it for his cars. Yes, its that good sans the engine issues.Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    bluelines:
    Whoopsy:

    Exactly, there will be plenty of time in the future to buy something that don't have a V8.

    Your fastest car does not have a V8 Smiley

     

    Depends on how u time it.Smiley

    My benchmark is that the lap starts from the moment I use the key to unlock the door, get in, get strapped in and do the run then back out the car and lock it. 

    I don't include the time to get dressed.

    By the time the ClubSport get moving, normally I am about a lap in already in the 918, if I don't use the 6 point.  

     

     


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Whoopsy:
    bluelines:
    Whoopsy:

    Exactly, there will be plenty of time in the future to buy something that don't have a V8.

    Your fastest car does not have a V8 Smiley

     

    Depends on how u time it.Smiley

    My benchmark is that the lap starts from the moment I use the key to unlock the door, get in, get strapped in and do the run then back out the car and lock it. 

    I don't include the time to get dressed.

    By the time the ClubSport get moving, normally I am about a lap in already in the 918, if I don't use the 6 point.  

     

     

    Just means you have to measure it by lapping session versus a single lap!Smiley I'm sure at some point next year you'll get the chance to drive a Radical on the track (Last I talked to Rob he wanted to do a demo day similar to a ski hill). Your mind will be blown.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    A nice little video showing initial production cars on the Ford GT assembly line.  Some lovely details on this chassis....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXpvWV9vmLc


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Car is so cool and with cool aero. I bet most people don't even know about the intakes near the top of the buttresses.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    supercool car - probably the best looking currently


    Re: The new Ford GT

    The Ford GT will have a starting price of around $400,000, according to Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak


    Re: The new Ford GT

    BjoernB:

    supercool car - probably the best looking currently

    Yep, looks great with some of the best technology also.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    BiTurbo:

    The Ford GT will have a starting price of around $400,000, according to Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak

    Since they are making so few, the price is somewhat irrelevant.  They'll sell them all and they won't get rich selling them at that price either.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    They're all already sold, more or less. 


    Re: The new Ford GT

    Grant:
    BiTurbo:

    The Ford GT will have a starting price of around $400,000, according to Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak

    Since they are making so few, the price is somewhat irrelevant.  They'll sell them all and they won't get rich selling them at that price either.

    They won't get rich is a fairy tale that I've been hearing for decades Smiley

    Ford quality and $400k worries me a lot 

    http://www.caranddriver.com/news/at-ford-a-supercar-delivers-a-super-headache-car-news

    The V6 Turbo Ecoboost (XJ220 successor?)  they should've done something crazy, such as a light weight high-revving V8 or V10 large displacement 7.x litre / Naturally Aspirated with a middle finger for green activists.

    Too bad the exterior/interior paints are limited Smiley

    My e-Spec - https://www.ford.com/performance/gt/

    2nd choice

     


    Re: The new Ford GT

    Smiley This car has it all regarding design


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    I'm pretty jelly of anyone who gets one of these.

    Not sure if he has any Ford GTs or Ford products, but he seems like he might have made the cut for one based on his motor sport career and other cars in his collection. Futch, you out there? You getting one of these?


    Re: The new Ford GT

    It all seems a bit ironic considering the Canadian speed limits and the first car rolling off the assembly line there.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    I don't know, I kind of have a bad feeling about the Ford GT. How can a manufacturer like Ford build a super sportscar basically over night without the experience and tech companies like Ferrari, Porsche and even McLaren were used to develop and use for years? I am a bit skeptical, to say at least.

    I know that Ford can make nice cars but looking at my GT500 for example, I think Ford is dumb. A Mustang GT500 with slightly better quality (interior) and AWD (or at least a 21st century TC) and a modern DSG would have blown out the competition out of the water, so I'm not really a fan of Ford when it comes to sportscars.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    What Ford needs big time is a redesigned logo that doesn't look like a rival to a refrigerators logo  angry


    Re: The new Ford GT

    BiTurbo:

    What Ford needs big time is a redesigned logo that doesn't look like a rival to a refrigerators logo  angry

    Actually, the Ford logo is one of my least worries...I actually like it.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    As a starter, it doesn't give me the impression of a proper sportscar maker such as these for example

     


    Re: The new Ford GT

    True but maybe Ford should have used a different brand name to support the new Ford GT.  For example Ford Performance with a new logo?!


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    If you like prancing horses or a jaguar, how about a lion?

    ford-crest-1950.jpg


     
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