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  First Drive: 2005 Ford GT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Ford is officially referring to 2005 as the "year of the car" because that's the year it plans to reengage the American consumer with great product — great product that doesn't necessarily feature body-on-frame construction.
The new GT is considerably larger than the original version (18 inches longer, 4 inches higher), but that original car had issues that were inherent to its shape as well as its size.
The GT's cabin accurately captures the essence of its progenitor with ventilated seats, dash-mounted toggle switches and a large tachometer front and center (the speedometer is off to the right).
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 Ford GT Delivery - MSN Autos
The 2005 Ford GT captures the essence of the famed GT40 of the 1960s—in a thoroughly modern mid-engine supercar.
The Ford GT is inspired by the Ford race car of the 1960s, commonly referred to as the GT40, that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four years in a row, from 1966 to 1969.
The 2005 Ford GT has a silhouette that is nearly identical to the GT40, yet every aspect of the Ford GT is different and thoroughly modern.
autos.msn.com /advice/article.aspx?contentid=4022580   (793 words)

 Ford :: Ford GT :: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Ford GT Inspired by the historic GT40, the production model of the Ford GT will feature a modular aluminium body construction and it is powered by a supercharged 5.4 litre V8 producing more than 500 lb ft of torque.
Experience Ford GT Here you’ll find a visual feast of GT imagery, including a gallery of photos, a screensaver and wallpaper to download for your desktop and some great video footage of Ford GTs in action.
The Ford GT is inspired by the car that roared into the hearts and minds of enthusiasts everywhere during the 1960s.
www.ford.co.uk /ie/fordgt/-/-/-/-/-/-   (173 words)

 CNN.com - Ford unveils a $150,000 car - Oct. 11, 2003
The Ford GT is expected to hit some showrooms by mid-2004.
Some analysts say the Ford GT, which will hit some showrooms by mid-2004 with a price tag approaching $150,000, is the most extreme performance car from a domestic automaker since possibly the introduction of the original Ford GT40 in the mid-1960s.
The GT is modeled after the Ford GT endurance racers that conquered the Le Mans circuit in the 1960s.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/ptech/10/11/ford.ferrari.ap/index.html   (787 words)

 Ford GT - RSportsCars.com
The Ford GT race car beat the world’s best in endurance racing, placing 1-2-3 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and winning the next three consecutive years.
Ford’s “Centennial Supercar” builds on the company’s product-led transformation and will be the flagship of Ford Division’s 2004 “Year of the Car” that will include the launches of the Ford Five Hundred sedan, Freestyle crossover and legendary Mustang – and then the Ford Futura mid-size sedan in 2005.
The Ford GT features many new and unique technologies, including super-plastic-formed aluminum body panels, roll-bonded floor panels, a friction-stir welded center tunnel, a “ship-in-a-bottle” gas tank, a capless fuel filler system, one-piece door panels and an aluminum engine cover with a one-piece carbon-fiber inner panel.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/cars/ford_gt.asp   (859 words)

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 Ford GT
The heart of the Ford GT is a highly modified unit from Ford's modular range of engines, which includes V-6, V-8 and V-12 units.
Ford could have opted for the V-12 6 liter unit from the Aston Martins, but decided a V-8 was closest in concept to the original, so they chose the 5.4 liter V-8 engine and added a supercharger to push power up to 550 bhp.
Yes, the Ford GT is not just very fast - it has been timed at the Nardo track in Italy at 205 mph - but can compete with the Porsche Carrera GT, seen as the benchmark for exotic supercars, in performance.
www.fast-autos.com /Ford_GT.html   (1900 words)

 Ford GT Preview
Sporting a supercharged, 5.4L V8 placed midship and wrapped in an unstressed composite body, the all-new Ford GT bears a striking resemblence to its older brother, the infamous Ferrari beating GT from days gone by.
Ford's designers did well to keep the new GT's resemblence very similar to the infamous GT - and we thank them for that.
The prototype Ford GT has received great reviews and press from the thousands who've seen it in person at various high-profile auto shows, and as a result, Ford has indicated that the GT will see production as a 2003 model.
www.roadfly.com /magazine/1/ford_gt_preview.html   (277 words)

 Car Review: 2005 Ford GT
Ford embarked upon development of a car to compete in European-style endurance racing, with the goal of winning the prestigious 24 Hours race held at LeMans, France, which was essentially a Ferrari benefit in the early 1960s.
This Ford GT is most definitely not a GT40 replica, and that's a good thing for those well-heeled people who have bought one.
First, the GT is best thought-of as a look-alike four-thirds scale tribute to the GT40 as it is considerably larger and built in a very different manner.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2004/12/05/295095.html   (867 words)

 2006 Ford GT
Olathe Ford is Kansas City's largest Ford dealer and the largest dealer of any brand in the state of Kansas.
Ford Motor Company chose the name GT to evoke memories of Ford's miraculous 1-2-3 victory in the 1966, 24 hours of Le Mans.
With only a few hundred GTs, and many enthusiasts, Ford employees and Ford dealers hoping to get a GT, market conditions and customer demands are predicted to result in substantially higher selling prices, particularly for cars built in the first part of the model year.
www.fordgt.net   (647 words)

 Ford Motor Company - Featured Story - 2005 Ford GT: Ford Unveils First Three Supercars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
It was only the Ford World Headquarters service road, but as three Ford GT supercars rounded the corner in 1-2-3 formation, kicking up rain from puddles as they kicked off the company's recent centennial celebration, it could have easily been the Le Mans race circuit for many onlookers.
The largest of Ford's modular engine family, this 5.4-liter powerplant produces 500 foot-pounds of torque and features 85 percent new moving parts – new parts that are visible to the driver through the rear-view mirror and to passerbys through its glass encasing.
Ford aims to stay on this fast track by implementing new methods and new technologies during full Ford GT production.
media.ford.com /newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=15256   (972 words)

 Ford GT: Framework for Success - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks and Cars
"We are using the Ford GT to introduce technology in the interest of both developing it for the niche specialty vehicle, and also with the hope that it can be used in mass production in the future," said Adrian Elliott, Ford GT Space Frame Manufacturing Supervisor.
Ford the first time, Ford is using another welding method as well.
There are advanced technologies, fasteners and materials used throughout the Ford GT and it starts with the space frame.
www.fordforums.com /showthread.php?p=804600   (522 words)

Among the performance parts upgrades for Ford GT owners will be an exhaust system, including headers and muffler, a short-throw shifter and a transaxle cooler.
What's more, Ford GT owners will be able to choose from a selection of performance and appearance upgrades for their own supercar.
Ford performance enthusiasts looking for the ultimate powertrain for any unique or custom application can now buy the same complete engine and transaxle assembly that is installed in the most spectacular Ford performance vehicle to ever come out of a Ford factory – the 2005 Ford GT.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=19514   (528 words)

 Welcome To World Of Wheels - News - First Ford GT auctioned for almost $600K US!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Ford’s rich history, including the legendary GT40 race cars of the 1960s, was honored throughout the weekend as a featured marque at both events.
The all-new Ford GT supercar came to life in the form of three production prototype road cars that honor the classic race cars in design and engineering ingenuity.
The GT has preserved nearly all of the design elements of the GT40 concept car that became an instant sensation when it was unveiled at the 2002 North American International Auto Show.
www.wheels.ca /News5f82.htm?CD=654&ID=1791   (779 words)

 Ford GT / Descendant of the GT40 -- the 1960s-era "vengeance weapon"
Ford GT / Descendant of the GT40 -- the 1960s-era "vengeance weapon"
Ford GT Descendant of the GT40 -- the 1960s-era "vengeance weapon"
The GT was painted in the most conservative gray paint, with two equally conservative light gray stripes running from bow to stern.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/16/MTGAOJE4VJ1.DTL   (1129 words)

 '05-'06 Ford GT High Capacity Drive
And we are not new to Ford superchargers.
Roush and Ford did an excellent job of maximizing the inlet and exhaust systems, so unless you’re willing to remove the engine and install expensive rough idling cams for a mere 25HP, supercharging mods are the easiest and least expensive route to more HP and torque.
The stock GT boost gauge only reads to 15 psi and there is nowhere to connect a manual boost 0-25 psi gauge on a Ford GT.
www.kennebell.net /superchargers/ford/Ford_GT/Ford_GT.htm   (910 words)

 Ford Motor Company - Featured Story - Ford GT Tops 140 mph in Race-Inspired Super Bowl Ad
The 500-horsepower Ford GT supercar debuted in a commercial called "The One" before the Super Bowl on February 1.
For Ford Division, the best-selling brand of cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. for the past 17 years, that figure includes the all-new 2004 F-150 pickup and Freestar minivan, four new 2005-model cars and the brand’s first crossover, the Freestyle.
For the Super Bowl, Ford created a commercial that puts the GT in the only element where drivers can safely and legally explore the upper limits of the car’s awesome abilities: a racetrack.
media.ford.com /newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=16812   (809 words)

 Shannan & Dalene & Ford GT
Ford calls their new GT “The One.” It’s a “pace car for the whole company.” It’s “Everything it’s supposed to be.” (Watch the video at www.fordvehicles.com/FordGT/) Yeah, yeah.
Ford also suffered some embarrassment with a main seal oil leak which Ford unfortunately decided to fix with a “Speedi-Sleeve” band-aid of sorts.
In this perspective, the Ford GT is truly in a class by itself.
www.adpix.biz /models/daleneShannan/index.htm   (1153 words)

 Ford to Auction Rare Ford GT to Benefit Carroll Shelby Childrens Fund - AllFordMustangs.com
Ford Motor Company is teaming up with auto legend Carroll Shelby in auctioning off a rare Ford GT to benefit the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation.
The rareness and exclusivity of owning this or any Ford GT is assured as Ford ramps down production as planned later this year after a run of approximately 4,000 units.
Ford GT Supercar to be Sold in Canada
www.allfordmustangs.com /articles/article_00695.shtml   (864 words)

 FORDMUSCLE webmagazine: 2005 Mustang GTR Concept Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Built at Saleen Special Vehicles in Troy, Mich., the car was developed by the same members of the Ford GT "Dream Team" who are building sub-assemblies and painting body panels for Ford’s first supercar.
The Mustang GT-R features Ford Racing’s 440-horsepower "Cammer" crate engine that already is affordably available to grassroots racers, and can be tuned to produce more than 500 horsepower under certain race series rules.
The front end is a further evolution of the Mustang GT coupe and convertible concepts that stole the 2003 North American International Auto Show and foreshadowed the design of the 2005 Mustang.
www.fordmuscle.com /archives/2004/04/MustangGTR   (1381 words)

 2005 Ford GT Car Reviews - The Car Connection
The GT, as has been well storied, was conceived as a 2002 concept vehicle to shake the gloom off Ford's reputation as the company turned the 100-year mark.
And the name isn't GT40, either - Ford refused to pay an private owner for the rights to use the GT40 name (which would be inappropriate anyway: the GT40 was named in part for its 40-inch height, and the new GT checks in at 44.3 inches high).
Ford says their final-stage prototypes are leaving a 3.8-second gap between 0 and 60 mph; top speed is estimated at more than 190 mph.
www.thecarconnection.com /index.asp?article=6536&sid=184&n=157   (1535 words)

 Ford GT Rental: Rent a Ford GT in New York (NY / NYC, The Hamptons, NJ, CT, PA)
Ford produced this limited-edition exotic to compete with the ultra-supercars of the world -- the Ferrari Enzo, the Porsche Carrera GT, the Mercedes SLR McLaren.
Awe-inspiring racecar looks mated with outrageous power (once that supercharger kicks in you'd better hold on...), the Ford GT is equally at home on the street as its Le Mans-winning inspiration - the original GT40 - was on the track.
Ford GT Rental in New York City / NYC
www.gothamdreamcars.com /new-york-city/ford-gt-rental.htm   (498 words)

DEARBORN, Mich. March 1, 2004 - Final certification testing of the 2005 Ford GT's powertrain shows that the car's 5.4-liter DOHC supercharged V-8 is producing an average of 550 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque - 50 more horsepower than preliminary estimates.
Ford recently announced that the winning golfer's prize package at the Ford Championship at Doral will now include the all-new Ford GT.
Valued at more than $140,000, the Ford GT supercar will be the most valuable automobile prize in the history of the PGA Tour.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=17670   (462 words)

 Barrett-Jackson - The World's Greatest Collector Car Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This is the first and only 2005 Ford GT to be sold over the auction block at the 2005 Barrett-Jackson auto auction.
This is the only Ford GT in the World that has the green light from Ford to be driven.
Ford recalled the Ford GT to change the suspension control arms on the car.
www.barrett-jackson.com /auctionresults/common/cardetail.asp?id=179956   (194 words)

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