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Ford GT 2006

The authentic Ford GT40 changed into a natural race automobile constructed withinside the mid-Sixties to tackle Ferrari withinside the dem and ing 24-hour race at Le Mans. The Ford GT race automobile beat the sector's great in staying power racing, setting 1-2-three at Le Mans in 1966.

2006 marks the fortieth anniversary of that anciental event, the begin of Ford's top notch 4-yr triumphing streak of the sector's ideal staying power race. A unique confined-version outdoors colour, Tungsten Grey, is being presented at the 2006 Ford GT to commemorate that sterling victory.

The authentic Ford GT racers had been engineering and layout marvels demonstrating Ford's willpower and perseverance. In some brief years, beneathneath the route of Henry Ford II, the employer constructed a software from scratch that reached the top of worldwide motorsports competition - and stayed there for 4 racing seasons.

Perhaps the sector's maximum significant - and glamorous - motorsport contest, Le Mans withinside the early Sixties changed into displaying symptoms and symptoms of turning into a Ferrari showcase, due to the fact the Italians had turn out to be the leaders in some of staying power instructions and events. But the Ford GT race automobile modified Le Mans forever, and nowadays it indicates a brand new technology for Ford Motor Company.

Design and Equipment

To commemorate the fortieth Anniversary of the Ford's first win at Le Mans , the 2006 Ford GT could be presented in a confined-version Tungsten Grey, which replaces Quick Silver at the Ford GT's colour palette. A Quick Silver racing stripe may be introduced to the Tungsten Grey package.

Tungsten Grey changed into advanced for the 2004 North American International Auto Show Ford "Performance Trilogy" display vehicles - the Ford GT, the Ford Shelby Cobra Concept and the brand new 2005 Ford Mustang GT. Customer dem and changed into so overwhelming that the colour changed into introduced to the manufacturing palette.

"There's proper evaluation among the colors," says Camilo Pardo, leader fashion dressmaker of the Ford GT. "But it is a discreet evaluation. In Tungsten Grey, the Ford GT is without a doubt dressy, like a first-rate suit. It seems mature."

Pardo notes that withinside the layout studio, clay fashions are included with "Dynoc" fabric that may be a comparable hue to Tungsten Grey. The colour is mainly designed to beautify the car layout information for evaluation.

Unveiled on the 2002 North American International Auto Show, the Ford GT40 Concept have become an immediate sensation. And simply forty five days after the car changed into unveiled, Ford greatly surprised the sector again, formally pronouncing that a manufacturing model changed into withinside the works. Ford's GT40 idea automobile changed into created to have fun that outstanding technology in records and sit up for the outstanding years to come.

Although the brand new manufacturing automobile and the authentic race automobile each percentage the mystique of the Ford GT name, they do now no longer percentage a unmarried dimension. The new automobile is extra than 18 inches longer and st and s almost four inches taller. Its new traces draw upon and refine the great functions of Ford GT records and specific the auto's identification via contemporary-day percentage and floor development.

The Ford GT manufacturing automobile, just like the idea, casts the familiar, smooth appearance of its namesake; but each dimension, each curve and each line on the auto is a completely unique reinterpretation of the authentic. The automobile functions an extended the front overhang paying homage to Sixties-technology race vehicles. But its sweeping cover, diffused accessory traces and high-intensity-discharge headlamps strike a exceedingly modern-day pose.

The the front fenders curve over 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires. In the culture of authentic Ford GT racers, the doorways reduce into the roof. Prominent at the main fringe of the rear zone panel are useful scoops that channel sparkling air to the engine. The rear wheel wells, packed with 19-inch wheels and tires, outline the rear of the auto, whilst the accessory line from the the front cover rejoins and finishes the auto's profile on the integrated "ducktail" spoiler.

The indoors layout consists of the novel "ventilated seats" and device format of the authentic automobile, with truthful analog gauges and a huge tachometer. Modern variations of the authentic automobile's toggle switches perform key systems.

Looking in via the backlight, one reveals the essence of the sports activities automobile in a 5.four-liter supercharged model of Ford's MOD V8 engine. The completing touches are "Ford Blue" cam covers, every providing an aluminum coil cowl imprinted with the words "Powered via way of means of Ford."

Powertrain and Chassis

The Ford GT group knew this avenue automobile could require a stiff structure, similar to a race automobile. As such, they advanced an all-aluminum area body comprising extrusions, castings and numerous stampings. The hybrid aluminum area body chassis is primarily based totally on green use of 35 extrusions, seven complicated castings, semi-strong shaped castings and diverse stamped aluminum panels.

The new Ford GT is meant for the street, not like the authentic Sixties race vehicles that in the long run spawned a confined wide variety of manufacturing avenue vehicles. However, the brand new automobile required precise race-like engineering solutions - like engineering out the aerodynamic "lift" inherent withinside the authentic automobile's layout - for a automobile that clocks in at extra than 205 mph. The new Ford GT consists of racing-stimulated floor consequences ducting beneathneath the rear fascia.

The Ford GT functions many new and precise technologies, consisting of super-plastic-shaped aluminum frame panels, roll-bonded ground panels, a friction-stir welded middle tunnel, a capless gasoline filler system, one-piece door panels and an aluminum engine cowl with a one-piece carbon-fiber internal panel.

The chassis functions unequal-period manage palms and coil-over spring-damper devices to permit for its low profile. Braking is h and led via way of means of 4-piston aluminum Brembo monoblock calipers with cross-drilled and vented rotors in any respect 4 corners. When the rear cover is opened, the rear suspension additives and engine turn out to be the auto's focal point. Aluminum suspension additives and 19-inch Goodyear tires - mixed with the overpowering presence of the V8 engine - create a hanging look and talk the overall performance credentials of the Ford GT.

The Ford GT engine, primarily based totally on the biggest V8 in Ford's modular engine family, produces 550 horsepower and 500 pound-ft of torque. Both figures are corresponding to the ones of the 7.0-liter engine that received the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.

The 5.four-liter powerplant is all-aluminum and fed via way of means of an Eaton screw-kind supercharger. It functions 4-valve cylinder heads and cast additives, consisting of the crankshaft, H-beam connecting rods and aluminum pistons. Power is placed to the street via a Ricardo six-velocity guide transaxle providing a helical confined-slip differential.

Major Features and Options

St and ard functions consist of: Brembo monoblock brake calipers, BBS™ cast-aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar tires, carbon-fiber bucket seats with ventilated leather-based seating surfaces, 6-velocity guide transmission, AM/FM stereo with CD, bi-xenon headlamps, fog lamps, driving force and passenger the front air bags, ABS, leather-based-wrapped tilt steerage wheel, passive anti-robbery system, electricity outdoors mirrors, home windows and door locks, air conditioning, faraway keyless access and rear window defroster.

Options consist of BBS light-weight cast wheels, McIntosh™ sound system, painted brake calipers and racing stripes.