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Ford GT90
Ford GT90
Ford
aka Type aka here, not up there
Introduction 1995
Class Concept Car
Body Style 2-door coupe
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission 5 speed manual
Engine 6.0 litre quad-turbocharged V12, 48 valves
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Jaguar XJ220
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Ford GT90 was a concept car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was unveiled in January 1995, at the Detroit Auto Show as "the world's mightiest supercar". Claimed performance included a top speed close to 250 mph (402 km/h) from a 720 hp (537 kW) quad-turbocharged V12 engine.

The mid-engined car was a spiritual successor to the Ford GT40, taking from it some styling cues, such as doors that cut into the roofline, but little else. All angles and glass, the Ford GT90 was the first Ford to display the company's "New Edge" design philosophy. The GT90 was built around a honeycomb-section aluminum monocoque and its body panels were moulded from carbon fiber.

The GT90 was built by a small team in just over six months and, as a result, borrowed many components from another high profile stablemate—the Jaguar XJ220. The all-round double wishbone suspension and the five-speed manual gearbox came from the Jaguar, while the engine was from another member of the Ford family.

The GT90's 48-valve V12 was a six-litre engine which, if Ford had ever produced it in volume, might have produced up to 720 hp (537 kW), thanks to four Garrett Systems T2 turbochargers. The engine was based on the Ford Modular engine. Two V8 engines each had portions removed, and the cut down engines were welded together. In total, this yielded a 90-degree V-12, with 90.2 mm bore and 77.3 mm stroke. .

PhotosEdit

Unique AttributesEdit

Ceramic insulation tiles to prevent the exhaust heat from melting the body panels.

CriticismsEdit

"I actually drove the car. It had a top speed of 40 mph and handled like a cartoon". Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear.

WorldwideEdit

it never reached production.

GT90 In Pop CultureEdit

The GT90 is avalable to drive in the follwing video games:

  • Need For Speed II
  • Grand Turismo 2
  • Grand Turismo HD
  • Sega GT 2002
  • Ford Racing 2
  • Ford Racing 3
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  • TOCA Race Driver 2

AwardsEdit

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References Edit

  • John McCormick "No White Elephant" AUTOCAR, 9 August 1995.

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