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Old 01-12-2015, 10:40 AM   #1
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FORD GT SUPERCAR is back....

The new GT is the sickest car Ford has ever made | The Verge

"The successor to Ford's famed line of GT models — most recently produced in the mid-aughts — the latest GT uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 making over 600 horsepower. Designed to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car will go into production late next year for sale in "select global markets" — and needless to say, it won't be cheap.

It's not all engine, though; there's technology here, too. Ford is quick to note that the recently introduced Sync 3 system will be included on the GT, which is made primarily of carbon fiber and aluminum."
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Price is comparable against other exotics ($200,000).

For that price, this car had better be amazing, considering the C7 Z06 and Viper T/A both run just over $100,000 and put all the other supercars in their place.
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I am thinking it is worth it to me. I would trade in my 13 Shelby for that in a heart beat.
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200Gs that's all?? Goood lord!! Get ready to see thousands of these on the streets.


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Looks like ***. I would go for a GTR way b4 this

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They can call it a ford gt but it isn't. Ford gt always had v8s; it's an insult to their amazing race car of the 60s. If they wanted to promote their ecoboost technology, they should've put the 5.2 out of the gt350 in it and twin turbos. They could call it ecobeast.


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What the hell? Is Ford stealing drawings from Lotus? Looks a lot like an Evora to me...
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Wow! 3.5 liter twin turbo v6?? Really what a waste. A ford gt has to be v8 no doubt. Not impressed
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They went with the 3.5 because of LM GTE engine regulations. The engines have a max displacement of 5.5 liters for a N/A car, or 4.0 for a F/I car. With the 3.5tt they are within those regulations to race in that class. Now they could have used the new 5.2, but I imagine they didn't because they know small turbo engines are the way of the future. If the Ford GT is going to become the next halo car for Ford, it makes more sense for it to have an engine that represents the future of the company.

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My guess as to why the EB-6 is because of the class rules at Le Mans. It should be in the GTE Pro Class. The class restrictions are:
MINIMUM WEIGHT - 1245 kg

FUEL VOLUME - 90 litres

ENGINE:

Cylinders - No Limit

Atmospheric - 5,500 cc max

Turbocharged - 4,000 cc max

So, maybe the advantage is with a smaller engine with forced induction. Having a turbo car, I would think they could adjust the fuel consumption better than with a larger NA V8.

Another theory is maybe they have spent so much time and money in R&D on the EB-6 that they just didn't have time to develop a competitive V8 for the GT and knew that the EB-6 would meet all the requirements..

I'm still confused as to why the EB-6, I'm sure it's there for a reason.
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Like said above. The point behind the 3.5 TT is for their designated race class they want to run so they can also run turbos. They wouldn't be able to run forced induction in that class with the 5.2. I hope they also decide to put out a 5.2 option for the public, maybe even with TTs also. Still, a 600 horsepower V6 is nothing to laugh at, and its also lighter than the V8. It would be interesting to see a small displacement V8 also, like Ferrari and McLarens, those have displacements like a V6 but they are V8s and rev to the moon and back.

I do agree that it better be top notch for that type of price tag. Some of which may be nostalgia and to keep it a more elite car.

If you guys listen to the video of when it pulled off the stage i'm sure not many people would be able to tell its a V6, it sounds nasty and the turbo spools are super frickin loud.

Then there was also the release of the GT350R, which looked pretty impressive, still not nearly as track oriented as the Z28 since it has more interior, but should be a good comparison.
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Then there was also the release of the GT350R, which looked pretty impressive, still not nearly as track oriented as the Z28 since it has more interior, but should be a good comparison.
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I know, but its not exactly a high speed performance vehicle. Thats why i didn't mention it.
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I know, but its not exactly a high speed performance vehicle. Thats why i didn't mention it.
True, I mentioned it more for the fact of being released with the GT and 350R.
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I dunno I like it. Ppl crying about "not a V8"... really? Why? Because it's not "Murican" or something? The Eco6 will more than meet all the requirements and I'm sure it will be overbuilt more than a regular Eco6. This isn't going to be the same motor that's in the SHO.
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I know the car is going through a evolution it's had 255 C.I. to 427 C.I. pushrod V8's as the GT40, then a 331 C.I. forced induction modular V8 as the GT, now second gen with a forced induction V6.

Am I happy with it no because this cars heritage is the American hero sent to beat the Italians with its Ford sourced V8's. It did for three years running, if my memory serves me right, because of Carol Shelby being the right man at the right time.

I'm put off by seeing all the teenage girls around here with V6 Mustangs, my mother had a 289 HiPo Mustang hopped up by Friday Hasslers crew cheif for her first car, it was what made the pony car/muscle car wars of the 60's and 70's. I know the current V6 puts out more power than the older pushrod V8's I grew up around in the 80's and 90's in stock trim.

I'm a traditionalist in areas a lot of areas in my life but if this new forced induction V6 can live up to the heritage of the GT40 and GT then I'm going to be happier. Would I buy one no, I simply can't afford it and it's not feasible with two children and a wife, nor would I buy a V6 pickup or Mustang that can fit everyone.

To each their own and if it floats your boat that this thing has a V6 then I'm happy for you but know it wouldn't be possible if not for us V8 dinosaurs still roaming around here....
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I don't know why we are even arguing about it TBTH. Nobody on here is going to be able to afford to be on the waitlist to get one, much less the final price. However my statement about the Eco6 stands when it comes to the new F150s/Expys/Navis and likely the Mustang in a few years too. The GT is likely going to be the Eco6 with a Coyote option or maybe no Coyote option...
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... It did for three years running, if my memory serves me right, because of Carol Shelby being the right man at the right time...
Four years actually, 1966-1969, Shelby along with Holman-Moody.

Did anyone happen to notice that this engine in the Ford DP just won the Rolex 24-hour last weekend, beating a whole lot of C7Rs and Vipers.
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Four years actually, 1966-1969, Shelby along with Holman-Moody.

Did anyone happen to notice that this engine in the Ford DP just won the Rolex 24-hour last weekend, beating a whole lot of C7Rs and Vipers.
Weren't they all in different classes? I thought both the C7R and Viper won their classes.
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Weren't they all in different classes? I thought both the C7R and Viper won their classes.
You are correct but it was mentioned earlier in this thread about how C7s and Vipers hold their own against supercars. No fight here.
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You are correct but it was mentioned earlier in this thread about how C7s and Vipers hold their own against supercars. No fight here.
Not sure where you are going with your statement but the Ford EB powered car that won, was a prototype and not anything at all related to the new GT.

In fact, for $445,000 you can actually buy the chassis - http://www.rileytech.com/pdf/DaytonaPrototype.pdf
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Not sure where you are going with your statement but the Ford EB powered car that won, was a prototype and not anything at all related to the new GT.

In fact, for $445,000 you can actually buy the chassis - http://www.rileytech.com/pdf/DaytonaPrototype.pdf
Yes, I know. I was pointing out that the DP used the same engine that the GT will have. Some were going on about it not being a V8 so it couldn't be a proper GT. It seemed to hold its own just fine. The same team (Ganassi) that won Daytona will be the team that runs the GT at LeMans.
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FORD GT SUPERCAR is back....

Wow. Twin turbo v6?.Poor excuse.


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Not a v8 because this car is satisfying a production retirement for the class. The tt v6 is the motor that is allowed.
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