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Ford unveils the $390,000 2017 GT a 600-plus-hp Hypercar!

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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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Ever dream of that one car....

from CNN Money
and
Car and Driver




Ford unveiled a new version of its iconic GT supercar, shaking up the market for exotic performance cars.
The "ultra-high-performance supercar" will go into production later this year and will be available in certain markets in 2016, the automaker announced Monday at the Detroit Auto Show.
The GT has a 600 horsepower, mid-mounted V6 engine, which the company says is its most powerful production engine ever.
Ford says it set new standards in using carbon fiber and aluminum to make the GT light and fast. The car has an aerodynamic "tear-drop" shape that was inspired by an aircraft fuselage and a curved windshield to help minimize drag.
"We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people's hearts pound," said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer.



Unveiled as a concept car in 2002, the Ford GT was produced for only the 2005 and 2006 model years. In all, only about 4,000 were made.
The GT is was designed as an homage to the Ford GT40 racecar of the 1960s. That car, designed with the help of performance car legend Carroll Shelby, was created specifically to beat Ferrari in the LeMans endurance race, which it did, winning the 24 hour race in France 4 times from 1966 to 1969 and the World Sports Car Championships in 1966 and '67.
Ford said it is releasing the new GT in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its 1966 victory.



The GT is one of more than 12 new performance cars Ford plans to introduce by 2020.
Vintage GTs are highly sought-after by collectors and are among the only modern performance cars that increase in value with age.




I am IMPRESSED but have NO CHANCE EVER driving one..lol Meh one can dream!

Oh BTW it comes in yellow...

p.s. Ford... BRING ON THE V8!

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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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It's a nice car but I would never own one. Personally I would want a car that gets at least a hundred miles to a tank of gas. The one they showed on Top Gear only got 72 miles for a tank of gas.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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gearheads.org... more info on the ford

www.allpar.com... this one talks about how its to challenge the new viper(645 hp) and Corvette zo6(650hp)


www.motortrend.com... this one near the end hints at ford possibly making a return to Le Mans like its distinguished ancestor did but ford rep would not give a definite comment either way just a big smile

re Buster: it gets about 12 mpg.... so not to impressive on that front but sports cars rarely have good mpg
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horsepowerkings.com... Shelby mustang gt 500 to possibly come back too putting the v 6 in this one to but with twin turbo
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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi

A gorgeous piece of work! F&S, it grew on me a little.

Here's Granddad, one of four '65s built especially for LeMans.
Chassis p1055, it was actually a back up for 1047.. the one that
ate all Enzo's prancers UP and spit 'em out warm.



I'm not sure but I think all these guys had the 427SOHC
motors. That ought to get it done with four Webers...
I love that angry growl of the big block and enough
cam to go drag racing.. twice. Still it's amazing what the
Dearborn guys got away with on aero and handling too


Best of all the present owner takes it out on nice Sundays
with his son. It's a driver, not just garage candy.
"God help me, I do love it so" George S. Patton.
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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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The Ford GT has always been my dream "if I hit the lottery" car. More so than Ferrari, McClaren or any Porsche.

Look how closely this 2005 model resembles the old Gulf masterpiece, the same design of the one derFreebie posted above.





The old Gulf GT:



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: derfreebie

Absolutely friggin gorgeous! Its a timeless design.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

Whatta Beaut! Its almost like they did a 3d scan and printed the composite. The only difference I notice are the wheel wells are a bit more shallow.
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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi

Yea, the differences are negligible. That car is flat-out surreal in my book, yet when you look at exotic sports car lists,
it's often left out! They're crazy!



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
a reply to: DjembeJedi

Yea, the differences are negligible. That car is flat-out surreal in my book, yet when you look at exotic sports car lists,
it's often left out! They're crazy!

EVEN Top Gear agrees on the GT40!

Jeremy LOVES IT! lol

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posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

ooohhhh a Shelby? That would be sweet!



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 05:16 PM
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Comes in yellow as well you say . Gee if they decided to make it in black only like the original Fords they would still have a bunch of millionaires lined up to get one .. I will have to settle for hoping to see one drive down the street but I cant see that happening living in hicksville :>)



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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Oh, crap. More of Ford's aluminum. Luckily I won't be seeing many of these.

Their all-aluminum body 2015 F-150's on the other hand... In a couple of years we'll be swamped with corrosion repair jobs covered under Ford's warranty at the body shop I work at. It's work, but I hate it.

We've seen way too many Mustang/truck hoods and Explorer/Expedition tailgates within the past several years.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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I saw one roaming around Alberta Canada last summer. The sound caught my attention before I ever saw the car. That sound of ridiculous horsepower as the big, hollow exhaust doesn't even come close to filling up off a city light stop. Although I heard a guy let loose a convertible Lamborghini the summer before that and nothing I've ever heard sounds the same. Very distinct.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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There's definitely a psychological appeal to the shapes and angles of this model that works like a foot in a shoe upon your brain. You know the feeling of when you lick up your plate of the thick liquid on it? That's what it feels like.



posted on Feb, 17 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi

Finally! I couldn't believe Ford stopped making these beauties - not that I can ever own one, I just like the notion that they're around ...

The engine choice is a bit, well, different, that 3.5L doesn't sound quite as throaty as the previous V8, but she still sounds great. It remains identifiably a GT, yet looks a bit like a Lambo.

Looks a nice job, but something like this, it comes down to the details and the engineering.

I want one, but then, who am I kidding? If I did have one, it'd be a garage queen, I'd be afraid to take it out, just wax it and run the engine up once in awhile just to hear it purr ...



posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 03:47 AM
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And there will be a Corvette that's $200,000 cheaper and is barely out performed, the Corvette will quickly have aftermarket upgrades that make it superior, but people buying the GT-"40" don't care, it's a status symbol not a car they will drive.

I'm more impressed by the kid in a clapped out Audi that hits the track every weekend, has scarred up bumpers and a tow hook that's not there for looks than I am by people that can blow hundreds of thousands on performance cars that they only use as a fashion accessory.

The GT-40 will sell to collectors and be garage queens, douce bags will continue buying Italian and wrecking them because they can't drive, and people that actually like driving and tracking their cars will buy the Corvette.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:44 PM
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Damn.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger



THIS!



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: DjembeJedi

If and it is a " big if ", i was to ever purchase a Supercar, i certainly wouldn't want it to be badged by a company that also makes familly cars, Lorry's Vans and other commercial vehicles i.e Ford.

I would rather something such as The Aston Martin Vanquish





posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Funny since Ford owned the company when they introduced that model.




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