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  1. Silver2003Cobra

    Silver2003Cobra US Navy (retired) Established Member

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    Well, it's been coming up on 10 years since Ford introduced the Ford GT.. they need another "Halo" car.. what does everyone here think?

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  2. Riddla

    Riddla Justice For All Established Member

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    They could reuse the gt frame with some tweaks and build a shelby cobra to compete against vettes and vipers.
    They already have the trinity.
     
  3. kevinatfms

    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Established Member

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    427 DOHC modular motor + blower + tube frame chassis + carbon bodywork. That would be nice.
     
  4. 04SVT_COBRA

    04SVT_COBRA CO No Mas Established Member

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    Hell, just upgrade the Ford GT with some new suspension, brakes, and drivetrain. No need to design something new, when you have a piece of art already!
     
  5. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    I tend to agree with upgrading the last Ford GT. Like Chrysler SRT did with the Viper. New or upgraded, it would really be great to see Ford birth a new high end performance icon. :)
     
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    04SVT_COBRA CO No Mas Established Member

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    It would also be nice to see the old GT's come down in price!!! I would like to get one within the next 20 years lol
     
  7. SVTORANGE

    SVTORANGE Active Member Established Member

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    I agree update and upgrade the current GT it would be sweet no doubt
     
  8. dirtyd88

    dirtyd88 Much Wow! Established Member

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    Crash safety and emmisions won't help Ford bring back the GT, unfortunately. But I'm sure we will see something soon.

    There is talk of bringing a Hybrid Ford GT back to the LeMans series....so I honestly wouldn't be surprised with Ford brings back the FGT as a 918 type supercar.

    http://gas2.org/2014/07/14/hybrid-ford-gt-bring-blue-oval-back-le-mans/
     
  9. Rotzs99

    Rotzs99 Active Member Established Member

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    Yeah this sucks. IMO Ford really doesn't even need to R&D this. Drop in the Trinity, swap over the new carbon ceramics from the GT350 that's going around, put new suspension in (vague, but whatever Ford has now is better than 10 years ago) and you're done. Or if you want to go crazy, debut a v8 ecoboost for it.
     
  10. James Snover

    James Snover The Ill-Advised Physics Amplification Co Established Member

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    Ford GT body with a 60-degree V12 and AWD. If you're going to go, go big.
     
  11. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    To ad to Snover, and if they want to take center stage, they will need to use hybrid technology.
    Regenerative braking and the hybrid motor to spool up that turbo.

    Go with either a built TT 5.8 or TT 6.2, maybe even a TT 5.0. Turbo is the way to go, look at mercedes and bmw.
     
  12. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I'm right there with you....But I doubt that'll happen. Probably won't ever see them below $175k again.
     
  13. big reg

    big reg Gets his shit pushed in Established Member

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    Would more than likely use Coyote architecture. Trinity and Hurricane 6.2 are pretty much done.
     
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    sleek98 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Wouldn't mind seeing a sleeved 5.2 version of the coyote with TT. That can be their Eco-boost v-8.

    Would make stupid power and wouldn't require too much retooling on the assembly line.

    I think they would have to make it hybrid though for it to truly make a comeback.
     
  15. ThomasL

    ThomasL New Member Established Member

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    God damn the Ford GT never gets old. So sexy. A refresh of the GT would be awesome.
     
  16. Blk04L

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    3.5 Ecoboost
     
  17. luke1333

    luke1333 Banned Established Member

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    I don't think it should be redone again. I mean how many years was it before it was done in 05? 9 years later and we need another. nah let the GT be king for a long long time
     
  18. BIG_WINNER

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    Yes it is time.
     
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    TClark22 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I would love to see an updated ford GT. But they loose their ass on these cars...do they not?
     
  20. Mr.Bolt-on

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    I believe ford should build another GT40 and race it at Lemans. Afterwards they should sell a street version. It would be fun to watch Ford try to win at Lemans again.
     

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