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<B>Source:</B><BR><I>Automotive News.Com<BR>February 19, 2002</I><P><B>Ford To Build GT40!</B><P> <IMG SRC="http://osx.wieck.com/pv/WKA/2002/01/06/WKA2002010638556_pv.jpg"> <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Ford Motor Co. plans to produce the GT40, a high-performance car inspired by the company's race cars of the 1960s. The company showed the GT40 concept at the North American nternational Auto Show in Detroit in<BR>January. <P>Ford chairman and CEO Bill Ford Jr. has announced plans to build a two-seat supercar inspired by the historic racing machine to help celebrate the automaker's 100th anniversary in 2003. The concept revisited the low-slung, mid-engine GT40 endurance racer of the mid-1960s. Just over 100 original GT40s were built, winning the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.<P>Although the concept bears the next number in the original's sequence, the concept GT40 shares no dimensions with the racecar, including the 40-inch height that gave the GT40 its designation. The concept is nearly four inches taller. The 5.4-liter supercharged V8, an off-the-shelf unit from Ford's Special Vehicle Team, is about the only component Ford has on hand. The engine produces over <B>500 hp</B> and <B>500 lbs.-ft.</B> of torque. The composite body sits on an aluminum space frame. <P>Inside, the concept's cockpit retains some of the racecar's cues such as the offset center-mounted speedometer. Ford says production capacity, vehicle specifications, performance numbers, pricing and the final name of the production vehicle will be revealed at a later date.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by javadoc:<BR><B>Hmmmm, this would be nice to have. How much will my soul go for on ebay ya think? <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The problem with selling your soul is that your willingness to sell it devalues it massively. Kind of a satanic catch 22.<P>cheers,<BR>scott<P>
 

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Ummmm, then how much if my wife sells my soul against my will on ebay? That way I'm not wanting to sell it an therefore it retains its value? With all the dasterdly deeds I've committed, it's likely his already. lol!<P>
 

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This is great news, it will be a fantastic car. I hope Ford treats this as their flagship model, because they are lacking anything similar to Chevy's Corvette as a halo car. <P>My only gripe is the name: If it's 4 inches taller than the original, it should be known as the GT44!
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by javadoc:<BR><B>Ummmm, then how much if my wife sells my soul against my will on ebay? That way I'm not wanting to sell it an therefore it retains its value? </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Someone's been watching the Simpsons too much <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P><BR>It's sweet, and it will most likely become Ford's flagship. My only gripe is that its blown, while the Vette and Viper get by with N/A cubic inches. There's still no replacement for displacement. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P><P>
 
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