In 2006 Ford Motors launched the new Ford GT to celebrate the car’s 100th birthday. The car brought back old memories of it predecessor the GT 40. Back in 1962 Henry Ford II had his eyes on Ferrari. He hoped to expand his brand in Europe by owning Ferrari. However at the very last minute Enzo Ferrari pulled out making Henry Ford furious.
Henry ordered his Ford Britain engineers to build a new car to beat Ferrari. They delivered with the launch of the GT 40. True to their word, the GT 40 beat Ferrari wining reputation on The Le-Manns track for the next four years. In 1995 Ford announced that it will bring back the Ford GT. It came up with a new concept, the GT 90, which was scrapped. The new Ford GT is bigger, longer, wider and taller than the GT 40. Although Ford claims it’s an all
American sports car, a lot of its engineers come from Europe. The wheels are made in Germany, the brakes are made by an Italian and the body is designed in Britain. The steering wheel components are from an old Aston Martin while the chassis was made by engineers from Lotus. The result of all this team work is a mid engine supercar with a 5.4 supercharged V8 engine that coughs out 550 bhp.
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A surround system keeps the driver entertained as the shinny air con fans blow cool air to the driver. Its wideness and long body ensure that the car is not crammed up for the driver and passenger to enjoy its sensational speed.
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Plus, the panels are painted in the same Valencia Yellow featuring Tungsten Silver stripes; therefore, as a coupe, it doesn’t lose any of its design appeal. And, X1 drivers won’t be caught in the rain because all four panels can be stored inside the vehicle for easy access. The Ford GTX1’s rear clamshell covering the engine has been redesigned to feature two buttresses that flow rearward from the seatbacks. This ensures that the engine remains visible as there is no need for a space to store the roof.