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Ford GT

The Ford GT features an uncompromised performance mated to unmatched drivability



Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
5.4i V8 32V 550 hp 22 l/100km Petrol 3.8 s 322 km/h


Body type Coupe
Number of doors 2
Number of seats 2
Engine position Middle
Driven wheels Rear
Length 4 645 mm
Width 1 955 mm
Height 1 125 mm
Wheelbase 2 710 mm
Ground clearance ?
Weight (normal) 1 450 kg
Weight (max) ?
Boot space (min) ?
Boot space (max) ?
Fuel capacity 66 l

 

   The Ford GT was produced since 2004. It is a a pure supercar with striking appearance, inspired by it's ancestor - the racing Ford GT 40 of the 1960s.

   The Ford GT is powered by a mid-mounted supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine, developing 550 hp. It ensures massive performance at almost any speed. Engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. A measure of the engine's flexibility can be found in the fact that third gear is effective all the way from 50 km/h (30mph) to 190 km/h (120mph). Despite wearing a Ford badge, the GT can outrun even the fastest supercars.

   The Ford GT possesses the handling required to match it's massive performance. It's behavior on the road is very predictable, thanks to communicative steering and forgiving chassis. However the lack of advanced stability controls, offered by it's rivals, makes the GT a daunting prospect on low-grip surfaces

   Engine of the Ford GT is noisy, however you can find that sound amazing, especially when the revs jump during gear change.

   There was a significant demand on this car since the first day of production, furthermore limited production numbers will keep the Ford GT's value well. It will definitely hit your pocket hard on the fuel bills, however if you can afford to buy this car, you will definitely be able to run it.

   The retro design theme continuous inside the cabin. Unfortunately there is too much cheap-looking plastic inside, that is not compatible with the supercar standards. The greatest challenge is to get inside the car. It takes time to get used to low seating, and wide windscreen pillars, limiting the view out. It is easy to find a comfortable driving position, due to the both way adjustments. The rear visibility is also cramped by the mid-engined layout.  There is a decent headroom for an average driver, however taller drivers will find it restricted.

   Inside the Ford GT there is virtually no space for luggage. The only way to carry even a modest sized bag is to use a passenger seat.

   The Ford GT comes with driver and passenger airbags and anti-lock brakes as standard. The 14-inch Brembo rotors grab like fresh Velcro and, combined with the massive front tire contact patches, they haul the GT down from speed with Formula One-like authority. Thieves are kept away by a passive anti-theft system.

   Standard equipment list on the Ford GT includes an air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors. The bucket carbon fiber seats with leather seating surface were designed by Sparco. The steering wheel is also leather wrapped. An optional audio system and center-mounted speaker between the seat backs ensure that the supercharged V8 won't be the only sonic stimulation available.

   Production of the Ford GT ended in 2006 with only 4 500 GT's built.

 

   Advantages: Rapid acceleration; predictable behavior on the road and light handling.

   Disadvantages: Lack of of traction or stability controls; low fuel economy; limited rear visibility, noisy engine.

   Verdict: Uncompromised performance mated to unmatched drivability.

   Also consider: Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo.
 

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