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  1. Shithead

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    Better than Viagra

    Ford unveils 600-horsepower GT supercar
    By Ben Rooney @ben_rooney January 12, 2015: 11:43 AM ET
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    Ford's new GT is its "most extreme offering."
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
    Ford unveiled a new version of its iconic GT supercar, shaking up the market for exotic performance cars.
    The "ultra-high-performance supercar" will go into production later this year and will be available in certain markets in 2016, the automaker announced Monday at the Detroit Auto Show.

    The GT has a 600 horsepower, mid-mounted V6 engine, which the company says is its most powerful production engine ever.

    Ford says it set new standards in using carbon fiber and aluminum to make the GT light and fast. The car has an aerodynamic "tear-drop" shape that was inspired by an aircraft fuselage and a curved windshield to help minimize drag.

    "We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people's hearts pound," said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer.

    Related: Jaguar announces a new SUV

    Unveiled as a concept car in 2002, the Ford GT was produced for only the 2005 and 2006 model years. In all, only about 4,000 were made.

    The GT is was designed as an homage to the Ford GT40 racecar of the 1960s. That car, designed with the help of performance car legend Carroll Shelby, was created specifically to beat Ferrari in the LeMans endurance race, which it did, winning the 24 hour race in France 4 times from 1966 to 1969 and the World Sports Car Championships in 1966 and '67.

    Ford said it is releasing the new GT in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its 1966 victory.

    Related: 2015 Mustang: Ford's pony has new tricks

    The GT is one of more than 12 new performance cars Ford plans to introduce by 2020.

    Vintage GTs are highly sought-after by collectors and are among the only modern performance cars that increase in value with age.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    doesn't look like a Ford from the front or side
    but maybe from the back it does
     
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    They're going for a modern interpretation of the GT40 unlike the 2005 version
     
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    Good One!:D
     
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    It killed me that Jeremy Clarkson didn't take to the 2005 version. He butchered the electrical system to install some bullshit British government mandated alarm system and then bitched about all the damage that this caused as if it was Ford's fault. :rolleyes:
     
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    fuck him in his limey ass
     
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    Wish I could own one. Nice
     
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    I wonder if the automobile literati are going to take issue with the 600 hp figure, considering you could get nearly 500 hp from the original half a century ago.
     
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    And bmw m5 has 600hp, a sedan.

    Still, i realize implementation is everything.. And the GT will be faster than other 600hp cars
     
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    No
     
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    Just throwing this out there.....do you care to explain how the Ford GT did not meet the design criteria for a tribute to the 1964-69 GT40.
     
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    Oh look, another toy for Justin Beiber ...:facepalm:
     
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    No. The first gen m5 from 1988 started at 286 and the current model is between 550-575hp
     
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    "Men who are into this kind of thing must not have much going on. Who gives a fuck about horse power and... it's too much. It's just not a sensible car, Robin."
     
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    it's noice, but an interpretation of an interpretation
     
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    Chrysler is putting out a 707 hp charger this year. Not comparing the two, but 600 hp just isn't a lot by today's standards.
     
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    Yes, the Hellcat. Lots of power, but also a pig at almost 4,000lbs.

    HP, is not everything. HP to weight ratio is, and how the power is delivered (whether it can be put to the ground properly)

    I autocrossed and tracked (road course time trials) a Lotus Elise for a couple seasons, car only had 192hp (toyota celica gt motor) but only weighed 1900lbs, it was on of the most fun cars ive ever tracked. And I have driven many a car in my 20 years with the SCCA and BMW CCA.

    Current track car is a 2000 BMW Mcoupe with around 460rwhp, and weighing in at 2520lbs.
     
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    I was only making the point that it's not the "most powerful production engine ever made", as they stated.

    Edit... I guess they only claim it's their most powerful engine.