The Ford GT90 was a concept car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was unveiled in January 1995, at the Detroit Auto Show as "the world's mightiest supercar". Claimed performance included a top speed close to 250 mph (402 km/h) from a 720 hp (537 kW) quad-turbocharged V12 engine.
The mid-engined car was a spiritual successor to the Ford GT40, taking from it some styling cues, such as doors that cut into the roofline, but little else. All angles and glass, the Ford GT90 was the first Ford to display the company's "New Edge" design philosophy. The GT90 was built around a honeycomb-section aluminum monocoque and its body panels were moulded from carbon fiber.
The GT90 was built by a small team in just over six months and, as a result, borrowed many components from another high profile stablemate—the Jaguar XJ220. The all-round double wishbone suspension and the five-speed manual gearbox came from the Jaguar, while the engine was from another member of the Ford family.
The GT90's 48-valve V12 was a six-litre engine which, if Ford had ever produced it in volume, might have produced up to 720 hp (537 kW), thanks to four Garrett Systems T2 turbochargers. The engine was based on the Ford Modular engine. Two V8 engines each had portions removed, and the cut down engines were welded together. In total, this yielded a 90-degree V-12, with 90.2 mm bore and 77.3 mm stroke. .
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Unique Attributes[edit | edit source]
Ceramic insulation tiles - these prevent the exhaust heat from melting the body panels.
Criticisms[edit | edit source]
"I actually drove the car. It had a top speed of 40 mph and handled like a cartoon." - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear.
Worldwide[edit | edit source]
The car never reached production.
GT90 In Popular Culture[edit | edit source]
The GT90 is available to drive in the following video games:
- Need For Speed II
- Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
- Gran Turismo 2
- Sega GT 2002
- Ford Racing 2
- Ford Racing 3
- Project Gotham Racing 3
- TOCA Race Driver 2
Awards[edit | edit source]
List out notable awards that the model has recieved while in production. Boldface the company or orgainization that gives out the award, and Italicize the name of the award.
See Also[edit | edit source]
|Ford cars made for the European market|
|Köln | Y | Rheinland | Eifel | C Ten | 7Y | 7W | Prefect | Anglia | Pilot | Zephyr | Consul | Squire | Taunus |
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References[edit | edit source]
- John McCormick "No White Elephant" AUTOCAR, 9 August 1995.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- GT90 Home
- Ford GT90 Discussion Board
- Collectible Concept: 1995 Ford GT90 concept going up for auction
|Concept vehicles by Ford|
|Cars||Focus MA - Forty-Nine - GT70 - GT90 - Giugiaro Mustang - Gyron - Indigo - Interceptor - Iosis - Mustang I - Reflex - Shelby Cobra Concept - Shelby GR-1 - TH!NK - Nucleon - Vega - Verve|
|Minivans / SUVs||Airstream - Bronco - EX - Fairlane Concept - Model U - SAV - SYNus|
|Pickup trucks||F-250 Super Chief|
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