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Carlisle All-Ford Nationals just posted this on their facebook page.

What you're looking at is bare carbon fiber. Headlights arent complete, logos aren't in tact, but we're looking at a factory body (or at least that's what I'm betting on).

INTERESTING INDEED.

I realize this should have been posted in the Ford Car Discussion, but whatever, it can be moved if need be.
 

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Lightened things up a bit

 

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For reference: Look at the windshield wiper, the slightly different front bumper and the different mirrors. The bare carbon fiber car we see here has GOT to be the production model.





Worth mentioning: the production GT will have significantly more interesting headlights, don't worry. Why waste them on a mule?
 

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No shot of the rear? I was curious how the tail lights would look since the concept had no reverse lights
 

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Production model: diffrent rear mirrors, different headligths ( the show car ligths are beautiful...but impossible to produce????)...
 

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All blacked (greyed?) out, the GT looks like it should be the new Batmobile! I love this thing.

Is it just me, or does the GT look like it only has one very large windshield wiper? Saves on weight both component wise, and assuming motor wise. Koenigsegg has a single wiper set up in their cars.

This has to be production spec btw, they aren't going to add supplier components to unfinished designs and drive them around. This looks 99% like the concept. I'm a happy man.
 

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Those aren't production headlamps. Theyre pretty basic Silvia 1988 Lincoln Town Car type halogens lamps, at least from what I can tell.
Haha yeah I hadn't noticed but you're right, the look like sealed-beam rectangular lights in behind the lenses! Did they have a box of them lying around?!?
 

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2017 Ford GT: What You Need To Know


The Ford GT stunned everybody when it debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of secrets to still share about this upcoming supercar. We had a chance to hang out at Ford’s development centre in Dearborn, Michigan to learn more about the upcoming halo vehicle.

Interface

Every element of the Ford GT is designed to get out of your way so you can move fast. So yes, you’ll notice the driver oriented cockpit, but beyond that, the layout of key controls are all placed to be as ergonomic as possible. For example, there are few stalks on the steering column, so you can reach the paddle shifters easily. Many of the controls are placed right on the steering wheel, making it look like something you’d see in a Formula 1 car. Ford believes that when you’re blasting down the track at 160 mph, or down the autobahn at 100 mph, you don’t want to be looking around for a vehicle function, you want those controls by your hand as soon as possible.

Performance

Mounted behind the driver is a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine that puts out over 600 hp. High-tech computers and sensors are also a big part of what makes the engine so potent. There are over 50 different sensors in the Ford GT that gather information about the performance of the car, the driver’s inputs and the world around the car. These sensors feed information at a rate of 100 gigabytes per second to the over 25 computers that are processing all that data. Over 10 million lines of computer code are at work here, more than what you’d find in a 787 Dreamliner airplane.

All that technology means the car is very sensitive and can adapt to various circumstances on the road, but Ford wants to ensure that the driver, not the computer has the final say in the way the car is driven. As a result there are four different drive modes: Normal, Sport, Track and Wet. These drive modes define throttle reaction, traction control intervention, the active suspension setup, the active aerodynamics and the ride height of the car. The active aero even has a braking mode, in order to assist those big carbon ceramic brakes. For those looking to blast off the line, the new GT also features a launch control system.

Materials

A major part of the Ford GT is its focus on advanced materials. Back in 2005 when the second generation Ford GT arrived, it signalled a huge target for the American company: aluminum. It was the first all-aluminum vehicle made by Ford and now 10 years later, that material is a huge part of the 2015 Ford F-150, allowing the mass-market pickup truck to lose a ton of weight (okay more like 700 lbs) and improve its fuel efficiency and performance.

Now, the 2017 Ford GT is utilizing carbon fiber and aluminum in order to keep weight down and enhance performance. The car also features high-strength ...
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"Over 10 million lines of computer code are at work here, more than what you’d find in a 787 Dreamliner airplane."

Please tell me the MFT programmers were not on the GT team!
 

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"Over 10 million lines of computer code are at work here, more than what you’d find in a 787 Dreamliner airplane."

Please tell me the MFT programmers were not on the GT team!

hahahahaaha!!! :facepalm: I think the problem with MyFordTouch is not Ford programmers, is Microsoft software. In fact, Ford change the software by a new one from BB...
 

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+1 to the mod who merged these. Thank you!
 
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