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beatsunc
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"The interior was designed by an NCSU alum.

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ewwww

[Edited on January 30, 2017 at 7:09 AM. Reason : A]

1/30/2017 7:08:39 AM

TKE-Teg
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"Maybe the 488 has a larger turbine housing (bad for low end torque). Maybe it has a longer duration exhaust cam (early exhaust valve blowdown pulse to reduce backpressure) which hurts fuel economy. "


Are both of those statements possible assumptions for the Ferrari? Because the Ferrari is heavier and more powerful than the GT, and gets better fuel economy.

Nobody forced Ford to use their truck engine. Myself (and most) would suspect that they did it to boost the prestige/image of their Ecoboost line (and this engine is used in racing as well) but they should have used another engine. Toyota sold their LFA for similar money and spared no expense on it's bespoke engine, that glorious V10 screamer.

1/30/2017 9:20:54 AM

arghx
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I wonder how much of the interior was parts bin? You can blame the designers all you want, but they have a lot of constraints for the actual production car.

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"Are both of those statements possible assumptions for the Ferrari? Because the Ferrari is heavier and more powerful than the GT, and gets better fuel economy."


There's really not enough information to get to that level of detailed comparison. For example you'd have to look at the raw data showing the torque curves and see what kind of funny business might have been done with the intake and exhaust, or the intercooler temps. Advertised power and torque numbers are REALLY sketchy in a lot of cases. I've seen some ethically questionable shit from more than one manufacturer.

People buy their car, put it on a dynojet, and then calculate some kind of drivetrain loss. But they're not taking into account some of the tricks these manufacturers do to get the numbers they report. It's not like advertised fuel economy where the government is looking over their shoulder.

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"Nobody forced Ford to use their truck engine. Myself (and most) would suspect that they did it to boost the prestige/image of their Ecoboost line (and this engine is used in racing as well) but they should have used another engine. Toyota sold their LFA for similar money and spared no expense on it's bespoke engine, that glorious V10 screamer."


My understanding is that the LFA actually struggled to find buyers, and ended up going to the owners of Lexus dealerships mostly as a sort of favor to Toyota. The consensus was that it wasn't built well and couldn't compete with cars of that price range. That's what an industry friend of mine told me, but I don't have any more information than that.

2/3/2017 11:14:45 PM

smoothcrim
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it's not like they had to design a new motor. the dohc flat crank v8 from the gt350 makes it into a 50k car. the interior looks like a lot of focus st reused stuff

2/4/2017 10:30:26 PM

0EPII1
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So it drives like a bat out of hell

https://www.motor1.com/reviews/145082/2017-ford-gt-first-drive/

It just might keep Ferrari/Lambo engineers up at night!

5/12/2017 7:44:52 PM

TKE-Teg
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""A V8 would have ruined this Ford GT, however glorious the sound.""


I'm gonna call bullshit on this one. A V6 was chosen almost entirely for marketing purposes, to prop up their "ecoboost" line of engines.

5/15/2017 8:54:38 AM

0EPII1
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Nice read comparing the new model with the previous

https://www.motor1.com/features/145347/ford-gt-2017-vs-2005

God I still love the interior of the old one, pure mechanical delight!

5/15/2017 1:28:18 PM

0EPII1
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Ford GT Has More Computing Power Than F-35 Fighter Jet

At least that's what Ford says.

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"To make that live for you, the automaker offered up some statistics on just how much thinking and analyzing the GT does. More than 50 different sensors communicate with no less than 25 computing systems, processing 300 MB of data each second, which is roughly the equivalent of downloading an hour-long television show. A total of 100 GB (or 100,000 MB) of data is generated each hour using 10 million lines of software code."


https://www.motor1.com/news/174162/ford-gt-computing-power-f-35

Heated discussion in the comments as to Ford's claim!

7/20/2017 3:43:55 PM

TKE-Teg
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If that's true I would expect the car to be more impressive.

7/21/2017 10:52:28 AM

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"Given that the F-35's avionics are classified (and were also updated recently), what are you comparing the GT to?"


[Edited on July 21, 2017 at 6:03 PM. Reason : dumb claim]

7/21/2017 6:01:21 PM

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