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Ford GT Specifications
|Production||2004 - Present|
|Length||4,640 mm (182.8 inches)|
|Width||1,950 mm (76.9 inches)|
|Height||1,130 mm (44.3 inches)|
|Weight||1,520 kg (3,351 pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Twin Turbo|
|Number of Gears||7|
|Engine Size||3.5 Litre|
|Top Speed||321 kmh (200 mph)|
|Power||450 kW (600hp)|
|List Price (US)||$400,000|
Ford GT 2005
The Ford GT 2005 was unveiled in time for the Centennial celebration of Ford in 2003. A year later, it was debuted in the market as a modern reincarnation of the GT40 that beat Ferrari in the late ‘60s. The same endurance racing car swept the 24 Hours of Le Mans race for four consecutive years from 1966 to 1969.
The two-seat Ford GT was priced at an astonishing $140,000. However, it was equipped with many advanced technologies from a V8 engine, aluminum chassis, capless fuel filler, and cross-drilled Brembo brakes. It also featured a carbon-fiber engine cover.
While getting inside the Ford GT isn’t that easy no thanks to its door frames extending well into the roof, the supercar though offers a lot of space for both the driver and passenger. In fact, even NBA players would be able to sit well and comfortably inside the Ford GT.
Its cockpit has an interesting blend of new and old elements, from its wide-gauge cluster, red starter button, large toggle switches, and metal shift knob. It also has carbon-fiber seats, magnesium center console, and illuminated climate controls.
The first Ford GT was highly capable. Blessed with a supercharged, 5.4 L V8 engine, the Ford GT could zoom from 0 to 60 miles an hour in a blistering 3.5 seconds. The engine produced 500 horsepower and 500-pound feet of torque and mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Ford GT 2006
The next model of the Ford GT featured an aluminum chassis, double wishbone suspension, 18-inch front wheels, and 19 inch rear wheels. It also had special high-speed tires.
The power was supplied by a supercharged, 5.4-liter aluminum V8 engine that churned out an amazing 550 horsepower and 500-pound feet of torque. All that power was transferred from the engine to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
The Ford GT 2006 model was very similar to its predecessor as far as performance on the road is concerned. It could also zoom to 60 miles in 3.5 seconds, and go past the quarter mile in around 12 seconds.
The Ford GT 2006 drives like a race car on open roads or at the track. Drivers who were fortunate enough to handle this car say it is very much a sports coupe in every sense of the word, particularly in terms of ease of use and drivability.
As you would expect from a supercar, the Ford GT was packed with features like keyless entry, power windows, HID lights, and a CD audio system.
The 2006 Ford GT had a price tag of $149,500.
Ford had originally planned to produce 4,500 units of the Ford GT. However, only 4,038 units came out of its factory by the time the production of the Ford GT was halted on September 21, 2006.
Still, it cannot be denied that it was one of the top cars of its time. It was featured on the highly popular video game Gran Turismo 4. It was also part of the Transformers: Alternators storyline, with robot characters Mirage and Rodimus turning into the Ford GT.
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