Ford GT

Ford GT

You’re going to have to excuse those people who think that the sounds of revving engines are nothing more than just noise. It’s not their fault that they can’t appreciate what we consider as music to our ears. After all, musical taste is subjective and for us car enthusiasts, the sound of a roaring engine is enough to put us on a catatonic state of euphoria.

Take these two videos for example. The folks over at iCar decided to take two pretty powerful cars for a nice and friendly revving duel. On one video, we have a Heffner Performance-powered Ford GT and on the other corner...err...video...we have a Ferrari F430 Spider .

Check both videos out and see which machine gives you more goosebumps.

Ferrari F430 video after the jump

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The Ford GT is without a doubt one of the best blue oval cars of all time, so it is no wonder that despite being out of production since 2006 tuners are still tweaking the 21st century retro super cars today. The most recent group to turn a wrench on a GT are the U.S. high performance specialists at Geiger Cars when they readied their HP790 package for the Ford.

Ford GT "Geiger HP790"

The Geiger HP790 is powered by a the Ford GT’s standard 5.4 Liter V8 unit, however it has been boosted by about 240 HP to produce a maximum output of 790 HP and 637 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the newfound power the Ford GT is able to sprint from 0 to to 60 MPH in under 3.6 seconds and climb all the way up to a top speed of 223 MPH. In order to keep the super car stable at speed, the GT has been lowered by about two and a half inches that eliminates whatever fender gap was in between the body and the car’s 20 and 21 inch staggered wheel setup giving the tuned Ford GT the stance it deserves.

Press release after the jump.

We don’t know if there’s anything more sickening than crashing your car merely minutes after leaving the dealership. You spend thousands of dollars on a new set of wheels and you should be on top of the world, right?

New car owner crashed brand-new Ford GT

This guy from Houston should be ecstatic. He just bought a 2009 Ford GT and was on his to brag to his buddies about his new ride when he inexplicably crashed his car on a telephone pole. The GT, which we can imagine still had that unmistakeable smell of a brand-new vehicle, sustained significant damage on the front.

We don’t know what the guy was doing when he collided with the pole but we’re certain that he probably wasn’t concentrating on the road. Maybe he was on the phone and bragging to his buddies about his new GT.

We can all take a good lesson from this unfortunate fellow. When you buy a car, it’s always a smart idea to bring it home first before deciding to crash it – on a telephone pole, no less.

We already knew that Heffner Performance made a turbocharging kit for the Ford GT , so why are we showing this car? Well, because this time he teamed up with artist Camilo Pardo, and we are always looking for an excuse to show a 200+ mph car. Heffner’s twin-turbo kit for the Ford GT Ford GT takes the car’s stock 550 hp from the V8 and boosts it to 900 hp. This over sixty percent improvement gives the car a 0 to 200 mph in under 19 seconds and can hit over 150 mph in quarter mile runs.

Heffner Performance and Camilo Pardo Special Edition Ford GT

Pardo’s contribution is a little more subtile. He’s responsible for items like the "gumball" racing graphics, black BBS wheels and removal of the rear bumper. There is only one of this specific car, and its already sold. But this isn’t the first time Heffner and Pardo teamed up on a twin-turbo Ford GT. So if you really like this car, and you have plenty of cash lying around, they may be motivated to do something similar again.

Press release after the jump.

If you want an unique piece of history this is your chance. This is not only a pre-production Ford GT, but it’s also Steve Saleen’s personal GT. There were only 9 of this type made.

Steve Saleen's Ford GT for sale on eBay

Ford GT was produced between 2005 and 2006. It began as a concept car designed in anticipation of Ford’s centennial year. Positive response on the auto show circuit in 2002 helped persuade the company to produce the car in limited quantities, and the first production versions appeared in 2005. Production startup began on August 17th, 2001.

Steve Saleen's Ford GT for sale on eBay

The first customers took delivery in August 2004. The GT began assembly and was painted by Saleen in their Saleen Saleen Special Vehicles facility in Troy, Michigan. The GT is powered by an engine built at Ford’s Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Michigan. Installation of the engine and transmission along with interior finishing was handled in the SVT building at Ford’s Wixom, Michigan plant.

Source: eBay

The MkII GT40 was built in celebration of Carroll Shelby’s 85TH birthday. The car is a near-exact replication of the original race car, featuring the original styling inside and out; the only difference is the use of electro-galvanized sheet steel in the construction.

Shelby MkII GT40

The Shelby 85th Commemorative GT40 is built to accommodate only a Shelby branded engine. The top of the line engine includes the Shelby 427FE V8.

The car will be available in three different colors: Arcadian Blue with whites stripes, black with silver stripes and red with white stripes, and will be limited to a production of 85 units in each color.

Just as the Ford GT becomes a legend in its own time, Avro Motor Cars, the Brooklands-based supercar specialist, has joined forces with Roush Technologies in the UK to create a further strictly limited edition of the car. The Avro 720 Mirage special edition will be limited to just 10 cars – the first of which has just been rolled out of Roush’s Technical Centre in Brentwood, Essex.

Avro 720 Mirage Ford GT

Avro engineers have applied a custom calibration package to the car, to extract a delivered, mean 720bhp at 6950rpm and a massive 627lb.ft. of torque at 4800rpm. The car is also derestricted, which gives a top speed capability in excess of 220mph.

Finished in vibrant Arancia Metallica (Italian Metallic Orange) with semi-matt black details and wheels – and exclusive sill plates and side decals, the 720 Mirage incorporates a significant range of engine and mechanical upgrades. Changes in appearance include the deletion of the rear bumper – partly to save weight – and each car will carry an exclusive numbered Avro plaque on the centre tunnel.

It seems true that all good things must come to an end and so it is with the Ford GTX1 concept car that was designed by Kip Ewing of SVT Division for the 2005 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The car was an instant hit at the show. Plans to build a limited production run of the GTX1 were laid and agreed to between Ford Motor Co. and Genaddi Design Group. Clients could now upgrade their Ford GT Supercars into the GTX1 Roadster version at Genaddi Design Group’s facilities in Green Bay, WI. A limited number of 500 GTX1s, built to the customer’s request, plus an additional 100 SEMA edition cars, built to duplicate the car that appeared at the SEMA show in 2005, were available.

Have you ever wondered what a real Ford GT Ford GT is capable of? Trust me you will only know after watching this video! The Heffner Ford GT Twin Turbo manages to exceed 222 mph in 1 mile from a standing start.

Have you ever wondered what a real Ford GT is capable of? Trust me you will only know after watching this video! The Heffner Ford GT Twin Turbo manages to exceed 222 mph in 1 mile from a standing start.


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