A look back at the Ford GT90 Concept

Undoubtedly, the Ford GT90 was the most extraordinary Ford ever built, both from the outside and under the bonnet. 22 years ago, in 1995, the car immediately became a bedroom wall poster car and a video game icon. The car was built in honour of it’s Le Mans conquering GT40 predecessor and cost the blue oval 6 months and $3 million dollars to built. The body panels were all carbon fibre and the conventional roof was replaced with a laminated glass dome. The the bonnet, a quad-turbocharged 6 litre V12 was fitted, firing out 712bhp, a 0-60mph time of only 3 seconds and a top speed in excess of 230mph. (At Least Ford say so, as it was never proven).

Unusually for a concept, the GT90 actually worked, well, kind of. Ford never allowed the taps to be fully opened for the risk of damaging some of the weaker ‘show car’ features. The concept was the first in the line of the now defunct ‘new edge’ design philosophy, which later included the MK1 KA, Focus, Puma and Cougar.

In our opinion, the GT40 remains one of the most incredible concepts ever built and certainly one to never be forgotten.

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Source – http://www.topgear.com/car-news/concept/tgs-guide-concepts-ford-gt90#6 – 21/02/17

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