Ford GT90 Concept Car to Be Auctioned
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Though we all know the Ford GT, a supercar built by the American car manufacturer between 2003 and 2006, that was not the only time the company had the idea of building a successor for the GT40 Le Mans classic.
Ford’s first attempt dates back to 1994, when the company presented its GT90 concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. This was the first car which presented the Edge, a design philosophy later used in the Ka model, the Ford Focus Mk1 and many others. The GT90 was powered by a quad-turbocharged V12 which produced 720 hp and 660 lb ft of torque and was capable of a top speed of 250 mph.
The GT90 concept cost Ford $3 million back in 1994 and was constructed in only six months. The car has carbon fiber construction, mechanized aerodynamic bodywork, a reversing camera and side-mounted infrared sensors. Despite some impressive technology, the car borrowed a lot of parts from other models like its independent double-wishbone suspension and FFD-Ricardo 5-speed manual gearbox from the Jaguar XJ220 and the engine which was actually two Lincoln V8s welded together, with a few cylinders cut off.
The car has been kept in de-humidified chambers, so it’s in like new condition. There is no idea on how much the car will fetch when it goes on sale on January 22, but it is expected to be in the range of millions.
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