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2002 - Ford GT40 Concept
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2002 - Ford GT40 Concept

2002 - Ford GT40 Concept

2002 - Ford GT40 Concept

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:: Info

It was in France, in the mid-1960s, that the great American supercar came to life. A low-slung, muscular racing car built to win on the legendary Le Mans race circuit, the GT40 project was spearheaded by no less a powerhouse than company Chairman and CEO Henry Ford II. His goal was to change performance car history. And he did. The GT40 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 new GT40 concept was created to celebrate that great era in history and look forward to the great years to come. Unveiled at the 2002 North American International Auto Show, the GT40 concept became an instant sensation. And just 45 days after the vehicle was unveiled, Ford stunned the world again, officially announcing a production version is in the works.

“GT40 is the ultimate Living Legend,” explains J Mays, Ford vice president of Design. “It’s a true supercar with appeal equal to that of the greatest sports cars in the world, but with the addition of a heritage no one can match. Essential elements of the original - including the stunning low profile and mid-mounted American V-8 - continue in this latest interpretation of the classic.”

While the new concept and the original both share the mystique of the GT40 name, they share not a single dimension. The concept is more than eighteen inches longer and stands nearly four inches taller. Its new lines draw upon and refine the best features of GT40 history and express the car’s identity through modern proportion and surface development.

:: Specifications

Year : 2002
Make and Model : Ford GT40 Concept
Curb Weight : --kg
Layout : Mid Engine/RWD
Transmission : RBT 6-Speed Manual
Configuration : All Aluminium V8
Displacement : 5400 cc
Power : 500.1 bhp (372.9 kw) @ 5250 rpm
Torque : 677.91 nm @ 3250 rpm
Redline : --rpm
Top speed : --kmh (--mph)
Acc. 0-100 kmh : --s
Acc. 0-160 kmh : --s
Acceleration 0-¼ mile : --s
Lateral Acc. : --g

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