One of the most inspiring and famous cars from the Ford Auto manufacturers, Ford GT was a real on road performer. The car was produced in the years 2004 and 2005 in limited numbers. Till date Ford GT is a stiff competition for the legendary car makers like Porsche and Ferrari. This fabulous performer is the most forceful and smooth looking car which has earned to its name first three positions in the eminent Le Mans race amazingly for four consecutive years in a row from the years ’66 to ’69. This could be one of the reasons why car lovers refer it as the ‘American Muscle Car’ and just not a sports car as the car stands for genuine American -hard work and muscles. Ford GT is quite similar in features to the 1960′s Ford GT40, but it is bigger, wider and taller comparatively in terms of dimensions. The car has been selling at fancy prices as its demand outpaced the supply, but still the price is arbitrarily fixed for the regular car buyers. The car’s mind-blowing curvy contours and fantastic speed along with the superb aerodynamics made it an amazing technological wonder. This super performing car had a previous standing mile record of 223 mph which was successfully out beaten by another Ford GT that hit a top speed of 257.7 mph in one mile. This speed guzzling curvy beauty had many features that are unique, like the stiff aluminum chassis, plastic formed aluminum panels, a cap less fuel filler system, one piece door panels, roll bonded panels for the floor and carbon fiber inner panel.
It comes outfitted with a Ford supercharged V-8 engine which is the largest in the Ford modular engine group and easily produces 500hp and 500 lbs/ft of torque. The 5.4L engine is all aluminum with four valve cylinder heads and dual overhead camshafts. The forged steel crankshaft, shot-peened H beam connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons are unique to the Ford GT. The power is unleashed through a Ricardo 6-speed manual transaxle.
Ford GT is a two seater car, with ventilated carbon fiber seats. The fuel tank runs along the center, contained in a brushed magnesium tunnel flanked on either side by deep bucket seats. The instrument panel is finished in matte black and houses analog gauges, a large tachometer and stylized toggle switches that control the headlights, dimmers, windshield wipers and the rear window defroster, and a delightful red starter button. The center console also houses the optional audio/CD/AM/FM system, air bag deactivator, starter and the auxiliary power point. The supercharger is uniquely positioned so that the occupants can hear the powerful engine.
To maximize passenger comfort, Ford used a computer modeling, virtual reality device that gave various mock ups of the seat, steering wheel and pedal assembly to keep people of various statures comfortable in this magnificent car. The brakes have been superbly designed as for all four wheels, one piece Brembo brake calipers with huge discs have been used for brisk stopping power. The console in the center houses AM/FM/CD audio system with a switch to deactivate the airbags.
In terms of dimensions, the Ford GT is 182.2" long, 76.9" wide and 44.3" in height that makes it bigger and roomier than the Ford GT40. New techniques were incorporated to make this sexily curvy car with aerodynamic solutions under the body, as the exterior sheet metal could not be bent. This sleek, racing beauty has a long front overhang and front fenders that curve over 18"wheels fitted with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires. The other technological breakthrough in its exterior is the super-plastic-formed aluminum panels and a hybrid aluminum space frame chassis to handle the super hi-speeds. The long overhang provides prominent light enclosures and the rear is duck-tailed with two large, round tail lights, brake lamps and reverse lights. As for colors, the most popular ones include the Mark IV Red, Silver, Midnight Blue, Mark II Black and Canary Yellow.