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Blast from the Past: Ford's GT Supercar
By Steve Litscher
Executive Editor

(Wednesday, November 13, 2002 12:55 PM EST)
Ford GT wheel picture

Ford GT engine picture

VIENNA, VA - What has 500 horsepower, 500 foot-lbs of torque, an aluminum frame and brakes big enough to stop something four times its size? Ford GT, baby; the one, the only, the GT.

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. They did manage to eek out about 18 inches of length over the older version, and have adjusted the wheelbase and overall height accordingly.

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. Don't bother reaching for your checkbook - the limited run is virtually spoken for, even with the $130,000+ price tag.

From the examples that we've seen and from what we've heard from people who have sampled the new GT, Ford has positioned itself to challenge Ferrari (and all of the other manufacturers) for a future Le Mans title. The low-slung GT wears massive 18" x 8" wheels in the front and 19" x 10" wheels in the back - perfect for pulling high speeds out of the Daytona highbanks.

Stay tuned to the Roadfly for more information about this gem; we have a road and track test planned for a future issue.

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