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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Ford said they could only make 500 for the first 2 years, but they never said they cannot make more than 500 for the next 2, I imagine after 2 years their logistics would be well run and my guess is that they will make more than 500 for the extra 2 years.


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    I always heard 750 from the start.


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    They'll end up making 3000 of them in total. smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Some new info from someone who knows about the race car version: 

    As nobody has seen the street Ford GT or what it has internally, as a street car. would knock your socks off. The technology in the chassis, the suspension, the aero is way past what Ferrari has done on the 458/488. The Ford GT street car is as close to a race car as you can do and still be street legal. 

    Some of the stuff is very, very cool: More like an LMP car than a GT car. All of this is on the street car:

    1.) Carbon tub that is unique in the world as far as design/mfg. Nobody else has a tub like this.

    2.) LMP style rocker arm suspension front and rear. And uses torsion bars the way they are used on an LMP car. Co-axial with the rocker. Same as most F1 cars. Also a first on a road car. 

    3.) Fixed driver position with moveable pedal and steering pack. Not first on a street car but need to buy a LaFerrari to get same thing. 

    4.) Fully working. massive rear diffuser on street car. Bloody effective. 

    5.) Adjustable rear wing, low drag, "race" and airbrake positions available. 

    6.) Front suspension is a "Zero keel" design, like many F1 cars. Unique to any road car.

    7.) Fully raised, boat hull nose/underbody on car. Right off an Audi/Toyota LMP1 car. Very unique-and only car on earth with it. Yes-On the street car!

    8.) Speed adjustable ride height. Not unique but the spring rates also change with the ride height change. And that is pretty unique. 

    And on.....

     


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    Do you have more information about the carbon tub? Would be interested to know what about the design and manufacturing is so special.


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    Unfortunately not.  Thats all the guy gave out, and i don't even think that was supposed to be given out, since DBK hasn't posted it yet. This posted by someone else when there was a discussion about the race car.


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    I think they will produce it in Toronto in the same factory they used to make the One 77.


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    wantone:

    I think they will produce it in Toronto in the same factory they used to make the One 77.

    Multimatic, just north of the city. They also produce all the Mustang race cars. 


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    They also make some cool looking shocks for a new Chevy truck:

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1107315_multimatic-had-to-invent-the-shocks-for-the-chevrolet-colorado-zr2

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.autoblog.com/amp/2016/11/15/2017-chevy-colorado-zr2-diesel-off-road-multimatic-spool-valve/?clien...


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    kingjr9000:

    Some new info from someone who knows about the race car version: 

    As nobody has seen the street Ford GT or what it has internally, as a street car. would knock your socks off. The technology in the chassis, the suspension, the aero is way past what Ferrari has done on the 458/488. The Ford GT street car is as close to a race car as you can do and still be street legal. 

    Some of the stuff is very, very cool: More like an LMP car than a GT car. All of this is on the street car:

    1.) Carbon tub that is unique in the world as far as design/mfg. Nobody else has a tub like this.

    2.) LMP style rocker arm suspension front and rear. And uses torsion bars the way they are used on an LMP car. Co-axial with the rocker. Same as most F1 cars. Also a first on a road car. 

    3.) Fixed driver position with moveable pedal and steering pack. Not first on a street car but need to buy a LaFerrari to get same thing. 

    4.) Fully working. massive rear diffuser on street car. Bloody effective. 

    5.) Adjustable rear wing, low drag, "race" and airbrake positions available. 

    6.) Front suspension is a "Zero keel" design, like many F1 cars. Unique to any road car.

    7.) Fully raised, boat hull nose/underbody on car. Right off an Audi/Toyota LMP1 car. Very unique-and only car on earth with it. Yes-On the street car!

    8.) Speed adjustable ride height. Not unique but the spring rates also change with the ride height change. And that is pretty unique. 

    And on.....

     

    Woa this makes it a truly special car, even at the price tag Smiley Would love to hear from someone on RT having received an allotment for order. 


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    I like the idea of a raising wing whereas the chassis will drop. Never been a fan of huge fixed wings, that's a thing of the eigties IMO and always doubted the downforce fairy-tales of modern Ferrari, which sit simply much too high to achieve these numbers.

    An automatically lowered chassis and extractabale wings could be the solution if you want or need to have both, optimum high speed performance and acceptable day to day usability. kiss


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    Your post is one of the things i didn't like about Luca's philosophy.  He hated wings and said they make cars look like classless racer-toys (paraphrasing), and that lambo has gone off the true path compared to ferrari, although that statement could've been made as a regard to being mid-engined.  As a fan, it hurts to see ferrari constantly fall short of the downforce numbers in an effort to make a classy looking car, versus wings and spoilers like everyone else.  Just out of curiosity, how does macca make their downforce without massive wings on the LT.  Also, has anyone heard of downforce numbers for the GT?


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    Rossi:

    I like the idea of a raising wing whereas the chassis will drop. Never been a fan of huge fixed wings, that's a thing of the eigties IMO and always doubted the downforce fairy-tales of modern Ferrari, which sit simply much too high to achieve these numbers.

    An automatically lowered chassis and extractabale wings could be the solution if you want or need to have both, optimum high speed performance and acceptable day to day usability. kiss


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    Smiley Smiley Couldn´t agree more, I hate pimp wings and silly spoilers, nothing like a powerful discret beast on the road without the show off need of those items. Use it only when it´s needed like Ford is making, just perfect, I love this car and think it has it all...well, only V8 engine is missing Smiley but I´v heard it sounds amazing even with a V6.


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    kingjr9000:

    Just out of curiosity, how does macca make their downforce without massive wings on the LT.  

    My guess is because at McLaren, engineers and aero specialists have say over stylists; at Ferrari the reverse. 

     


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    That would make sense.


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    You're assuming McLaren's have tons of downforce in the first place. Who said they do? 


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    FWIW, Ford is on record saying that the GT3 was one of its benchmarks for their GT car.


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    I don't mean tons of downforce, what i mean is that maccas seem to produce their downforce much like they claim, unlike ferrari seems to do, but they do seem to put down the lap times, though.  I remember seeing somewhere on mclife, that some wrote the LT made about 300kg of downforce at 300kph, while the 488 makes around 325 at 250kph.


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


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    noone1:

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

    Agree.  Maybe benchmark for build quality and ride comfort??


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    It's gonna be yuge, looks stunning too angel


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    Atzporsche:

    It's gonna be yuge, looks stunning too angel

    lol,and its fantastic,


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

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

     


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    Still should have applied, Whoopsy. It's essentially free money if you got one. Worst case you just sell it and pocket a bunch of money.


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    noone1:

    Still should have applied, Whoopsy. It's essentially free money if you got one. Worst case you just sell it and pocket a bunch of money.

     

    I have some sort of standard. Smiley

    To be able to qualified as a proper hyper car, it needs to have at least a V8 or more.

    Just having a pickup truck V6 is an automatic disqualification!

    The only exception might be the V4 919 for having less than a V8.


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    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 ;)


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    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.........

     


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Atzporsche:

    It's gonna be yuge, looks stunning too angel

    Bigly yuuuge! SmileySmiley


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