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Old 03-01-2004, 19:42   #1 (permalink)
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2005 FORD GT WILL DELIVER 550 HORSEPOWER IN PRODUCTION TRIM

The Ford GT's official horsepower rating has been set at 550 horsepower - more than 100 hp per liter.
Car & Driver magazine clocked the Ford GT's 0-60 mph acceleration time at 3.3 seconds, and it reached a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 128 mph.

DEARBORN, Mich. March 1, 2004 - Final certification testing of the 2005 Ford GT's powertrain shows that the car's 5.4-liter DOHC supercharged V-8 is producing an average of 550 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque - 50 more horsepower than preliminary estimates.

"With more than 100 horsepower per liter, the performance potential of the Ford GT is incredible," said John Coletti, Director, Ford SVT programs.

For its January 2004 cover story, "Judgment Day!" Car & Driver magazine clocked the Ford GT's 0-60 mph acceleration at 3.3 seconds, and it crossed a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 128 mph. In the same test, Ferrari's $193,000 Challenge Stradale took four seconds to reach 60 mph, and was 0.8 seconds and 13 mph slower through the quarter-mile.

"The Ford GT is a showcase for Ford's design and engineering capability - and pure passion for building great cars," Coletti added.

The Ford GT's chassis is as sophisticated as its engine is powerful. The car is built around an exceptionally stiff but lightweight aluminum space frame and the suspension is a double-wishbone design with coil-over monotube dampers.

Aluminum is also used for the body panels. Other lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and magnesium, are used throughout the vehicle. The brakes are equally sophisticated, featuring four-piston Brembo calipers that grip massive 14-inch front and 13.2-inch rear cross-drilled and vented rotors. The gearbox is a rear-mounted Ricardo six-speed manual transaxle.

Ford recently announced that the winning golfer's prize package at the Ford Championship at Doral will now include the all-new Ford GT. Valued at more than $140,000, the Ford GT supercar will be the most valuable automobile prize in the history of the PGA Tour. And now, with 550hp, it's the most powerful.

The 2005 Ford GT's 5.4-liter V-8 will be built at Ford's Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Mich. The vehicle will be assembled at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Mich. Production will begin this summer with deliveries to dealerships beginning shortly after that.

The Ford GT's MSRP of $139,995 excludes optional equipment, destination and delivery charges, applicable taxes, and title, license and registration fees. Transaction prices are determined by authorized Ford dealers.

Source: http://media.ford.com/article_displa...ticle_id=17670
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also anyone else that gets Car and Driver like myself would know that the GT40 was put up against the Ferrari Challenge Stradale and the porsche GT3. well long story short it wolloped both of them. they were raced at Gingerman Raceway (1.9miles)and the times were as follows:
Ford GT40: 1:32.13
Porsche GT3: 1:34.15
Ferrari CS: 1:34.19
something that may interest is that the ferrari although pushing $200k U.S has the RADIO as optional.
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Some good times there from the GT. Would love to see one competing in Nations Cup this year. Show Holden what a car that is fairly close to production can do
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the GT40 is in production. it should be put in the nations cup or even the production series. dad was saying (lives in the U.S) that this engine with the twin superchargers has beenn put into an F150 for production as well...kida like the Harley Davidson F150 trucks they bought out.
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also anyone else that gets Car and Driver like myself would know that the GT40 was put up against the Ferrari Challenge Stradale and the porsche GT3. well long story short it wolloped both of them. they were raced at Gingerman Raceway (1.9miles)and the times were as follows:
Ford GT40: 1:32.13
Porsche GT3: 1:34.15
Ferrari CS: 1:34.19
something that may interest is that the ferrari although pushing $200k U.S has the RADIO as optional.
Yep, indeed. I posted that article in the beginning of Jan.
Ford GT vs Porsche 911 GT3 vs Ferrari Challenge Stradale

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