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Low point of the Ford GT is a bit of a stretch
I agree..Did you notice my Ninja edit? :tongue:

It might have more power than some previous GT models, but I question how many more ponies that little v6 block will handle??

With a V8 powered GT you could triple that hp number using a stock Ford GT engine block..

When I think supercar..I think super top speed..Taking a Lotus esque approach there's no doubt that Ford will make this GT reach great top speeds..

I very much doubt an EcoBoost GT will be breaking any Texas Mile records though..

Anyways..This one should do well around the track..Can't wait to see "The Stig" flogging it around Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey..





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You and your ninja edits, autoguide needs to take away that button :tongue:

I get the criticism and I'm hardly the biggest fan of the V6 engine myself but I think for the purpose it's serving it's worthy. Unlike the 05/06 Ford GT AND the 5.2 FPC this engine actually does have a legitimate racing pedigree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytona_Prototype). I think the primary reason Ford made the last Ford GT a V8 was because 1. there really wasn't anything else they had, and 2. to give credibility to the Modular platform(which, lets face it, was a redheaded stepchild until it was supercharged) and to lesser extent the Supercharging efforts that would be used for the next decade of hot Mustangs. Using the Ecoboost V6 is a pretty close parallel in terms of intents.

And when I think Supercar I don't think "how much can I mod it???", they're Supercars because they are P E R F E C T I O N out of the box , everything is tuned to within an inch of it's life to work with each other, hence the substantial premium they cost. They aren't a blank canvas to have personalized, which yes, I don't find 05/06s modded to make 1000+ horsepower that impressive... ooh aah... the same thing anyone can do with a Cobra Mustang if they wanted was done to a 200k car, good for Richie Rich. Adding a gazillion extra horsepower to a car has the same effect whether it's a Honda Civic or a Lamborghini Aventador, lots of added power + stock brakes/suspension = fast in straights, crap in corners. I'll take a stock GT please, I'm sure I'll enjoy it more :)
 

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The reason for the engine in this one is to qualify for a specific class in Le Mans. Too many V6 haters on this site. I'm just fine with this engine...I've seen nothing but amazing results out of Ecoboost engines. Driving the mild variant of the GT engine (365hp form), it's a hella-torquey little powerplant, and very reliable...I can only imagine what this one will be like. I too have wondered what they've done to squeeze out the extra power...possibly twin scroll turbos to say the least.

And that sound...gahhh...if you haven't heard it revving yet, do yourself a favor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C-qSRnqUZg
 

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Sexy as hell!

 

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Wicked rit-ahded! V6 sound? Only thing you'll hear from my v6 is the compressors pushing air ;)

BTW, the GT350R has carbon. Fiber. Wheels. Let that sink in.

For those of you who are somehow upset that it has sox cylinders....so does the McLaren and the Grand National. So, blah.
 

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One person nailed it on the head. They chose this engine for several reasons. The main reason being it was the only engine in the stable that meets the displacement requirements for Le Mans that would be competitive. The rules require homologation so the street car must use it as well. For all those saying it's only a V6 and it can't handle any more power than it will have stock, I'd suggest you go take a look at some GT-Rs.

There is no unpainted plastic on the car, it is carbon fiber.

One mentioned afterburner tail lights and it's funny you mention that. The center hole of the tail lights are the dumps for the wastegates.
 

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Wicked rit-ahded! V6 sound? Only thing you'll hear from my v6 is the compressors pushing air ;)

BTW, the GT350R has carbon. Fiber. Wheels. Let that sink in.

For those of you who are somehow upset that it has sox cylinders....so does the McLaren and the Grand National. So, blah.
Carbon Fiber Wheels:
At ~$15-16K (see example from the same mfg for a vette here http://www.halltechsystems.com/Carbon-Revolution-CR-9-Carbon-Fiber-Wheels-p/cr-9.htm), I expect that you better have some serious locks on your wheels or every hoodlum with a rusted out mustang and the same bolt pattern will be eyeing your rubber.

Apparently, these folks were also involved in developing the wheels for Keonigsegg.
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As far as the McLaren is concerned, unless you are talking about some car by that bankrupt domestic tuner ASC McLaren (which may actually be all 5.0s), the McLarens weren't V6s.

Mclaren MP4-12C/650s/P1 = 3.8L TT V8
http://www.leftlanenews.com/new-car-buying/mclaren/p1/

McLaren F1 = BMW 6.1L V12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_F1

McLaren/Mercedes SLR = 5.5 Litre supercharged V8

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Hey, I DID find one non-V8 McLaren from the "real" McLaren Automotive. Apparently, there was a collaboration with Ford back in 1980 to make a stupidly expensive Mustang that is considered by some to be the first SVO vehicle.
THAT car was based on a 2.3T inline-4 engine.

For reference, $25K in 1980 dollars is equivalent to $71.8K in 2014 dollars. That's almost GT350R pricing.

http://www.mustanglab.com/mclaren-m81-mustang/
 

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