FORD GT, the car that the company built to celebrate its 100 years.
Equipped with a 5409cc, 32 valve V8 engine. It features forged components, including the aluminum crankshaft and pistons. The GT reached 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and developed a top speed – electronically limited – of 330 km/h, intimidating the performance of sports cars such as the Ferrari 360, the Porsche Carrera GT and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
Winning 4 consecutive times the 24 Hours of Le Mans made the GT40 a true legend. And when Ford Motor Company celebrated its first 100 years it decided to revive it, without imagining that they would create a true thoroughbred with the latest technology available but with the same sporting spirit of the sixties. This is how the Ford GT was born.
The concept car first appeared in January 2002 at the Detroit Auto Show and drove everyone crazy. William Ford, then president of the company, said: “It must be the flagship car to celebrate our 100 years, we have to make it”. The design team, led by Camilo Pardo, had to fully develop it in just 15 months. The premise was to maintain the original design and spirit of the GT40, but the difficulty lay in transforming a 1960s racing car into a street sport supercar in line with new technologies and advances in aerodynamics and safety. The design of the car was carried out with computational fluid dynamics programs. To maintain secrecy, all of this was done in a satellite studio outside the Ford Design Center.
-With only 2100 real miles.
Maintenance performed by Squadra Lupo:
-Repair in the upper part of the door.
-Front cover repair.
-Change of rear diffuser.
-Rear bumper fix.
-Beautification of rear optics.
-Replacement of the exhaust manifold.
-Some interior part replacements