Information on Ford GT
The Ford GT was originally designed as a concept car to commemorate the special occasion of Ford Motor
Company’s completion of a hundred years of production. A conscious effort was made to recall the glorious days of Ford, which produced legendary cars like the timeless Mustang and eternal favorite Thunderbird. Ford’s earlier line of GT40 cars, which were designed exclusively for racing purposes were also considered to be a precedent for the present day GT models
. The huge popularity of the concept car design convinced the company to undertake production of a limited number of the model.
Its impressive performance and amazing design made it rise to the top of car rankings swiftly. This exciting two-seater Ford GT car
has all the attributes of its predecessor, which provided an adrenaline rush to car and racing enthusiasts. The supercharged V8 engine has a capacity of 5.4 liters and drives at an astonishing speed output of 550 horsepower with an equally impressive torque of 678 Nm. There has been a great deal of conjecture regarding the maximum speed, which is possible to attain with this car model
, but it is definitely capable of exceeding the electronic limit of 205 miles per hour.
Many technological innovations have been incorporated into the Ford GT
such as the floor panels, which are roll-bonded, and the use of friction stir welding in the centre tunnel. The fuel filler device, which is cap less, the special gas tank, and the engine which has an
shielding along with an inner panel having a single piece carbon fiber are other noteworthy technological innovations made in the Ford GT
. The engine is quite special as it features four valve DOHC cylinder heads with an interesting aluminum that was block designed exclusively for this particular car model in with the purpose of ensuring block rigidity. The engine is placed at a considerable depth within the GT’s frame through the incorporation of an unconventional secondary oil reservoir.
The cylinder heads in the DOHC engine were a modified rendition of cylinder heads present in the Cobra R. It also bears a close resemblance to the GT
500 in terms of design. The six speed manual transmission is equipped with a spiral limited-slip differential and was originally car manufactured
by UK based Car Company called Ricardo before being put into the car’s assembly line. The car model
could go from zero to sixty in 3.8 seconds and reach hundred in an additional five seconds.
The Ford GT
was also known for its fuel economy considering that it was designed primarily as a racing car to provide a thrilling driving experience to its occupants. Within city limits the Ford GT achieved 13 miles per gallon with a substantial increase of its fuel economy to 21 miles per gallon on highways. The Ford GT
did have a few technical flaws concerning the climate control systems and the power steering, which compelled the company to withdraw all the cars in the market in 2004, but after making the necessary changes and adjustments, the Ford
GT resumed its glorious journey forward.