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    Re: The new Ford GT

    nberry:

    Apparently Ford is taking care of the weight issue. This is the car to have. NOTHING looks better on the market today.

    http://jalopnik.com/the-ford-gt-competition-series-dumps-the-weight-to-terr-1792681415

    Seriously?

    I could name a few cars... Smiley

    V6 Biturbo for this kind of price tag? No thanks.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    RC:
    nberry:

    Apparently Ford is taking care of the weight issue. This is the car to have. NOTHING looks better on the market today.

    http://jalopnik.com/the-ford-gt-competition-series-dumps-the-weight-to-terr-1792681415

    Seriously?

    I could name a few cars... Smiley

    V6 Biturbo for this kind of price tag? No thanks.

    The article author compared it with a GT3 RS. How many RS do you get for the price of one Ford? Stupid comparison. When Ford builds a competitor to the RS which costs like the RS, then we are talking.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    The look of this car with its performance parameters make the RS and McLaren look silly. I know Europeans have problems with US car manufacturers but this car is stunning. BTW, for Autobahn driving this car can't be beat. It was clocked at 216mph.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    bluelines:
    RC:
    nberry:

    Apparently Ford is taking care of the weight issue. This is the car to have. NOTHING looks better on the market today.

    http://jalopnik.com/the-ford-gt-competition-series-dumps-the-weight-to-terr-1792681415

    Seriously?

    I could name a few cars... Smiley

    V6 Biturbo for this kind of price tag? No thanks.

    The article author compared it with a GT3 RS. How many RS do you get for the price of one Ford? Stupid comparison. When Ford builds a competitor to the RS which costs like the RS, then we are talking.

    Only 2. How many Z07 do you get for the price of a RS?


    Re: The new Ford GT

    noone1:
    bluelines:
    RC:
    nberry:

    Apparently Ford is taking care of the weight issue. This is the car to have. NOTHING looks better on the market today.

    http://jalopnik.com/the-ford-gt-competition-series-dumps-the-weight-to-terr-1792681415

    Seriously?

    I could name a few cars... Smiley

    V6 Biturbo for this kind of price tag? No thanks.

    The article author compared it with a GT3 RS. How many RS do you get for the price of one Ford? Stupid comparison. When Ford builds a competitor to the RS which costs like the RS, then we are talking.

    Only 2. How many Z07 do you get for the price of a RS?

    Only 1. The others will constantly be in and out of service Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    bluelines:
    noone1:
    bluelines:
    RC:

    Only 1. The others will constantly be in and out of service Smiley


    Re: The new Ford GT

    bluelines:
    noone1:
    bluelines:
    RC:
    nberry:

    Apparently Ford is taking care of the weight issue. This is the car to have. NOTHING looks better on the market today.

    http://jalopnik.com/the-ford-gt-competition-series-dumps-the-weight-to-terr-1792681415

    Seriously?

    I could name a few cars... Smiley

    V6 Biturbo for this kind of price tag? No thanks.

    The article author compared it with a GT3 RS. How many RS do you get for the price of one Ford? Stupid comparison. When Ford builds a competitor to the RS which costs like the RS, then we are talking.

    Only 2. How many Z07 do you get for the price of a RS?

    Only 1. The others will constantly be in and out of service Smiley

    How many GT3s needed new engines? Oh that's right, all of them.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    nberry:

    The look of this car with its performance parameters make the RS and McLaren look silly. I know Europeans have problems with US car manufacturers but this car is stunning. BTW, for Autobahn driving this car can't be beat. It was clocked at 216mph.

     

    Hmm how long to get there and how fast can it stop?

    Autobahn driving I found out is more about how good one's brakes are. 

     


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    nberry:

    Apparently Ford is taking care of the weight issue. This is the car to have. NOTHING looks better on the market today.

    http://jalopnik.com/the-ford-gt-competition-series-dumps-the-weight-to-terr-1792681415

    looks like a ninja-mover. i hope this is not the final design.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    So they have been building the Ford GT since December - are there any yet actually reviewed? Are customers on some sort of vow of silence? 


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    They've only delivered a few. Someone near me has one. He brought it out last week briefly, but I think it might be back in storage until spring.

     


    Re: The new Ford GT

    4trac:

    So they have been building the Ford GT since December - are there any yet actually reviewed? Are customers on some sort of vow of silence? 

    There is a Ford GT in the new Top Gear series trailer, starting March 5th. Not sure in which episode it will be shown.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    This car won the Le Mans in 2016. It official times have beaten the McLaren 675 and the 488 in both acceleration and track times. What else does it need to do?yes


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    nberry:

    The look of this car with its performance parameters make the RS and McLaren look silly. I know Europeans have problems with US car manufacturers but this car is stunning. BTW, for Autobahn driving this car can't be beat. It was clocked at 216mph.

    As fast as my former 996 Turbo RS-Tuning...over 15 years ago. Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    nberry:

    This car won the Le Mans in 2016. It official times have beaten the McLaren 675 and the 488 in both acceleration and track times. What else does it need to do?yes

    Well, the car is Ford equivalent of the 918/P1/LF. It's a no compromise, no expense spared product. Just being a little faster than the out of production 675LT doesn't really cut it IMO.

    It's cool, for sure, and the price isn't too high and it will probably appreciate, but as it stands now, I'm a little disappointed in what it delivers. From just a car vs car perspective, the 720S will probably be quicker on the track and in a straight line, it will have much more space inside, it will have plenty of storage space up front and behind the seats, and it's on Corsas in regular form.

    If the FGT wasn't so limited and destined to appreciate, I'm not sure I'd take one over a 720S at this point. I expect insane performance, but it's a pretty compromised experience for the performance it offers. Shoulder to shoulder, barely any storage space from what I can tell...

    One awesome thing though is how quick the lift works. Waaaaaaaaaaay quicker than the competition.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    Here's a local one that was delivered last week. Check out the lift speed.

     

     


    Re: The new Ford GT

    WOW, that is fast.  I think Porsche needs up to 15 sec.

    Not sure what anyone expects for $450,000. Very limited production, performance (for now) second to none and styling that will last over many years.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    nberry:

    WOW, that is fast.  I think Porsche needs up to 15 sec.

    Not sure what anyone expects for $450,000. Very limited production, performance (for now) second to none and styling that will last over many years.

    You have already seen an independent performance review? Where? Smiley

    The top speed alone won't cut it. Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    noone1:

    They've only delivered a few. Someone near me has one. He brought it out last week briefly, but I think it might be back in storage until spring.

     

    Good thinking - those Los Angeles Winters are brutal Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Am not in LA.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    I love the Chassis/Looks - but would hate the engine yes


    Re: The new Ford GT

    BjoernB:

    I love the Chassis/Looks - but would hate the engine yes

    Smiley Also, I am curious about performance. Saw a YouTube video of a pre-production (I assume) car and 0-200 kph acceleration was around 9 seconds. This isn't much better than my R8, so not really impressive.

    As soon as I see 0-200 kph under 8 seconds, 0-300 kph under 24 seconds, a Nordschleife time of under 7:10 and a Hockenheim Kleiner Kurs time under 1:8:00, I am going to be impressed.

    Also, I wonder: Can I maintain/service this car at any local Ford dealer? Smiley Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    noone1:

    Am not in LA.

    Oh, sorry.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    i love this car and loved the predecessor and loved the original.

    design wise one of the best looking cars ever....one just has to get over the badge.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    I really liked the predecessor, it had something...special...difficult to describe. Not attracted a bit by this one, sorry. yes Nice exterior but the engine tech? On a half a million car? This car will follow the fate of the Lexus LFA...a nice collector's car but nothing more. At least the Lexus had a very nice sounding V10. 

    First reviews will make clear if the Ford GT is a serious product or just another show-off.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    Whether it's cream of the crop or not, you're getting a super exotic, super high performance car that is essentially stuffed with $100 bills. The premium on this will be insane.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    I think the current GT looks better than the last, personally. I've seen a red one i the metal and it's very impressive.


    Re: The new Ford GT

    JoeRockhead:

    I think the current GT looks better than the last, personally. I've seen a red one i the metal and it's very impressive.

    Well, the last was a retro homage to the GT40 race car - they chose not to repeat the retro theme and instead create something modern, so the two editions will be very different.


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    noone1:

    Whether it's cream of the crop or not, you're getting a super exotic, super high performance car that is essentially stuffed with $100 bills. The premium on this will be insane.

    This remains to be seen. I never cared about resale value or value of a car, so... Smiley


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    Re: The new Ford GT

    RC:
    noone1:

    Whether it's cream of the crop or not, you're getting a super exotic, super high performance car that is essentially stuffed with $100 bills. The premium on this will be insane.

    This remains to be seen. I never cared about resale value or value of a car, so... Smiley

    Well, if you can get instantly appreciating cars, it's foolish not to. Free money.


     
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