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ipscshooter
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posted 01-07-2002 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipscshooter   Click Here to Email ipscshooter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is this? Specs? Price? Anybody know? Thanks.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/p/nm/20020106/bs/mdf108738.html

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tomstir
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posted 01-08-2002 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomstir   Click Here to Email tomstir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Car and Driver has an article about them in this months issue, I didn't have time to read it though. I think price will be 100K. Roush is doing the work. Way cool piece of machinery. Another one to add to my "dream" list. If you haven't been to www.holmanmoody.com you should!!!

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posted 01-08-2002 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomstir   Click Here to Email tomstir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just checked out www.fordmuscle.com they have a pretty detailed write up on it!!! Worth the look!!!!

the other TomP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-08-2002 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I am very excited by this! This would mean Ford would finally have a dedicated sports car, which it hasn't have since the days of the Pantera. GM has the Corvette, and Mopar has the Viper. It's time Ford had something special, too.

I am also very happy they are considering resurrecting the GT 40 body, which I have always thought was among the sexiest car bodies ever designed.

5.4L 32V supercharged, 500 horse, 500 lbs/ft, 3000 lbs.

I really hope Ford decides to produce this, even though I'll never be able to afford one.

We can help them make the decision to produce it by voting in the Car&Driver poll on their web site:
http://caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/home.xml

So far, it looks like I'm not alone in my enthusiasm, judging by the tally:

Cadillac Cien 20.5%
Chrysler Pacifica 9.6%
Ford GT40 61.2%
Pontiac Solstice 8.7%

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-08-2002 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to add, get a copy of the Feb. '02 Car&Driver, there's an excellent article about it there.

I got to say my hat's off to Ford design chief J Mays. He really seems to have great taste in design. {I'm overlooking the VW bug...}

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 01-09-2002 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Purrrrrrrrdy. more here

http://autoweek.com/specials/2002_detroit/

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Thats a the baddest for sure.Man I give my left nut for one of those,dream cars.I hope Ford dose not drop the ball on this one.I love to see the look on the Vets guy face when that car pulls up next to him.

SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-15-2002 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new proposed model will be larger than the original.

The wheelbase is stretched nearly a foot, the height will go up 3 inches from 40.5 to 43.5. {The 40 in GT40 stood for 40 inches tall} Overall length will be 17.1 inches longer than the original's 164.5 inches long.

The passenger compartment has been moved back to lessen the intrusion of the front wheelwells into the driver's compartment.

The original had the fuel tanks in the rocker panels, giving the car a wide step-over. The new car will have the fuel cell in the center of the wishbone frame structure.

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MrWesson22
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posted 01-15-2002 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So they're actually going to make it? Sweet! Someone has a new dream car (I'm sure a lot of people are saying that)! Maybe someday...

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joe
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posted 01-16-2002 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That car is so sweet but remember the GT90. It also had a 100K price tag but never made it to production. I guess the quad turbo 12 killed it. Maybe the 5.4 will help out. They should've added 48 valve heads to make it more a super car engine. Didn't Ford made a concept with such a head?
We can only hope.

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posted 01-17-2002 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The GT90 was never seriously intended to be a production car. It was just eye candy for the show circuit. I'm kind of glad it was never produced; I never liked the looks of the GT90. It was too radical, IMHO.

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posted 01-25-2002 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Check this out:

http://caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/previews/2002/february/200202_preview_gt40.xml

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MrWesson22
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posted 01-25-2002 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More specs, taken from http://66.96.130.106/archives/2002/01/gt40/index.shtml

Specifications

Construction

Aluminum spaceframe, unstressed composite body

Dimensions

Length: 181.6 in (4613 mm)
Width: 76.8 in (1950 mm)
Height: 43.5 in (1106 mm)
Wheelbase: 106.7 in (2710 mm)
Track width, front: 64.4 in (1636 mm)
Track width, rear: 65.0 in (1650 mm)

Engine

5.4-liter, DOHC 32-valve, supercharged and intercooled MOD V-8
Aluminum block and heads
Horsepower: 500 @ 5250 rpm
Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm
Bore: 3.55 in (90.2 mm)
Stroke: 4.17 in (105.8 mm)
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Horsepower/liter: 88.9
Fuel requirement: 91 octane
Fuel capacity: 28.4 gallons

Transmission

RBT 6-speed transaxle
Ratios:
1st 2.86:1
2nd 2.06:1
3rd 1.47:1
4th 1.18:1
5th 0.958:1
6th 0.740:1
Reverse 2.86:1
Final drive ratio: 4.22:1, limited slip

Suspension

Front: Unequal-length control arm, push-rod/bell-crank system with longitudinal/horizontal
spring-dampers

Rear: Unequal-length control arm, push-rod/bell-crank system with longitudinal/horizontal
spring-dampers

Brakes

Alcon 6-piston monoblock calipers
Ceramic-based "Ceratec" friction material, 11.5 in2 (74 cm2) per pad
Cross-drilled Alcon discs, 15.0-in (380 mm) diameter, 1.5-in (32 mm) width; 48 curved-vane
design for enhanced cooling, lightweight aluminum hats

Wheels and Tires

Front Rear
Wheels: 18" x 8" 19" x 10"
Tires: 245/45R18 285/45R19

Great, or what? Especially the brakes!


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posted 01-26-2002 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read a write up about it in car and driver.WOW,it's just too cool to have a Ford,thats a vet and viper killer out there.Now I wonder if my cragers would look good on it too.


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posted 01-26-2002 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plus it looks 1000 times better than the vette or viper, too!

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I'll 2nd that Steve.I only hope Ford really dose it.I know it'll sale.

SCOOP

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Stewart
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posted 01-27-2002 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I'll 2nd that Steve.I only hope Ford really dose it.I know it'll sale.


I hope Ford does it too, Ron. It would be something to be proud of for us Ford diehards. Not only is it a car with a rich tradition, but it's one that will smoke a Corvette and Viper too!!!!

I too think it will sell well enough for Ford to justify the development and manufacture of that magnificent beast!

Stewart

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quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
I hope Ford does it too, Ron. It would be something to be proud of for us Ford diehards. Not only is it a car with a rich tradition, but it's one that will smoke a Corvette and Viper too!!!!

I too think it will sell well enough for Ford to justify the development and manufacture of that magnificent beast!

Stewart

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Hey who's Ron..
It would be cool to see it at those high dollar lawn car shows. On speed vision I'll never have one,but it's cool to see next to you at a stop light.WOW,I better get those gears.I'd hate to shut one down.

SCOOP....a.k.a.Ron

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posted 02-20-2002 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know what is really spooky about Ford bringing back the GT40?

Before I even heard of the plans to reintroduce this car, I started having a semi-obsession with the car. Last summer and fall I read up a little on it, I searched for models of it, and I thought to myself that it would be cool to buy a kit car of a GT40. You guys remember when I put the ERA Replica web site up { http://erareplicas.com/ } as web site of the month? Mike even bought me a book on GT40s for Christmas.

That is sure weird, huh? I swear I never heard a thing about it until I saw it in the {Feb.?} Motor Trend.

I only wish I could afford one!

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posted 03-12-2002 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's cool listening to the news on CNBC and hearing a Ford rep say "...Ford has many very exciting products coming down the pipe line, including a newly redesigned GT40..."

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MrWesson22
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posted 03-13-2002 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amen!

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Can you say Mid-Life attack...LOL..
I too have been reading about this wonder Automobile soon to appear at our local Ford Dealers..

Looks like I may wait awhile for that Harley,shave the beard get a turtle neck sweater and sports coat..

But I'm keep my Bikers Vest with the colors on it gettin' a little rough in Sams Place lately may need some back-up...LOL..

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posted 04-30-2002 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70boss302   Click Here to Email 70boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know how I can get one of these cars? I've tried so hard and the best I can hope for is help from someone because unless you have a "connection" you can't have one! So, any connections out there? Bill

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posted 05-01-2002 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think they will go into production later this summer, and if I remember right they will be available from Ford SVT dealers.

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I was at the SVT National Dealer Training in Phoenix in April. They(the SVT people such as Tom Scarpello) could not confirm or deny that the GT-40 would be a SVT only car. Most of us as SVT dealers would prefer it that way, but they kept saying it wouldn't be fair to the rest of the non-SVT dealers.
The young man who designed the new GT-40 was there with us on the "wave" I was in. Very interesting talking to him. He heads up the whole design department for SVT. Next up is the redesign for the next generation Cobra be it 04' or 05'

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I think the SVT dealers deserve the exclusivity. Here in Maine there are only two SVT dealers and that really bugs me. If a Ford dealer doesn't want to be a performance dealership they should just stick to the Windstars. IMHO

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posted 08-02-2002 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just in case anybody cares...
there is a GT40 (the original) at the Indianpolis motor speedway museum. You guys are comparing it to the viper and the vette, but I think of more in terms of Ferrari or lambo for two reasons...
Its at least as sexy as any italian car
Its mid engined

Go take a look...

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posted 08-21-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope it isn't true, but I was reading in Motor Trend where the new GT40 may not be built, since Jacques Nassar was it's biggest backer. Now he's gone...

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posted 08-25-2002 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I sure hope it is produced.

I just read a quote by John Coletti {SVT head} that said "The GT40 will make take the Viper take it's place somewhere between a garden snake and a earthworm."

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posted 09-02-2002 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good new!

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/artman/publish/article_63.shtml

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