Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
I was reading thread about Flinty's comments about the GTHO and it got me thinking. How could FPV create a car to continue on from the legendary XY GTHO Phase3? How can the blood line continue?
To do such a thing FPV would have to look at the history of the parentage of the GTHO to determine it's physical nature and personality. For FPV to succeed and ressurrect the GTHO they will have to create a DNA for the car so that in the future FPV can always look at the DNA to create the next Phase.
Previous GTHO's had class and world leading performance, latest technology and safety items. The next GTHO should have a DNA that is etched with a certain performance criteria (0-100, 400m), power to weight ratio, handling g loadings, braking distance criteria, aero (possibly), technology and safety improvements. These criteria need to be attainable within the Ford network and benchmarked to class leading cars. And an evolutionary improvement factor of 5% for the next Phase to improve the breed.
The FPV DNA should be created for all the FPV cars so that they don't produce cars that ended up like the XB GT ( sorry to the XB GT car owners but those cars were obese and slow and lucky to be called GT's).
What do you think? Is it a good business plan for FPV and the cars they create? What should the DNA for the next GTHO be?