Ford Motor Company

Unveil the GT40 Concept car at Detroit Auto Show 2002

Updated 14th July 2009


The specification of this concept car includes an all aluminium 5.4 litre 32 valve V8 engine which is supercharged and produces 500bhp and 500ft/lbs of torque. The transmission is via a RBT six speed transaxle and the construction is aluminium alloy space frame with mid mounted engine and unstressed body panels.


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GT40 concept technical specifications

Construction


Aluminium spaceframe, unstressed composite body

Dimensions


Length : 181.6 in (4613 mm)
Width : 76.8 in (1950 mm)
Height : 43.5 in (1106 mm)
Wheelbase : 106.7 in (2710 mm)
Track width, front : 64.4 in (1636 mm)
Track width, rear : 65.0 in (1650 mm)

Engine


5.4 litre, DOHC 32 valve, supercharged and intercooled MOD V8
Aluminium block and heads
Horsepower : 500 @ 5250 rpm
Torque : 500 lb/ft : 3250 rpm
Bore : 3.55 in (90.2 mm)
Stroke : 4.17 in (105.8 mm)
Compression ratio : 8.5 : 1
Horsepower / litre : 88.9
Fuel requirement : 91 octane
Fuel capacity : 28.4 gallons

Transmission


RBT 6 speed transaxle
Ratios :
1st 2.86 : 1
2nd 2.06 : 1
3rd 1.47 : 1
4th 1.18 : 1
5th 0.958 : 1
6th 0.740 : 1
Reverse 2.86 : 1
Final drive ratio : 4.22 : 1, limited slip

Suspension


Front : Unequal length control arm, push rod / bell crank system with longitudal spring dampers
Rear : Unequal length control arm, push rod / bell crank system with longitudal spring dampers

Brakes


Alcon 6 piston monoblock calipers
Ceramic based "Ceratec" friction material, 11.5 in (74 square centimetres) per pad
Cross drilled Alcon discs, 15 in (380 mm) diameter, 1.5 in (32 mm) wide, vane design for enhanced cooling, lightweight aluminium hats

Wheels and Tyres


Front Rear
Wheels : 18" x 8" 19" x 10"
Tyres : 245/45R18 285/45R19


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