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Ford GT Delivers Ultimate Race Car for the Road Supported by 50 Sensors, 25 Computers… and 2 Cup Holders

  • All-new Ford GT delivers race car experience on the road supported by more than 50 sensors generating 100 GB of data – equivalent to about 25,000 song downloads – per hour
  • More than 25 Ford GT computing systems with more software code than a fighter jet process 300 MB of data – comparable to downloading an hour-long TV show – per second
  • Ford GT also delivers comfort and convenience using features familiar to all Ford drivers, from cup holders to SYNC 3 connectivity and Ford Easy Fuel

COLOGNE, Germany, July 19, 2017 – The all-new Ford GT delivers the thrill of the Le Mans-winning race car for drivers on the road, using more than 50 different sensors to monitor vehicle performance and behaviour, external environment, and driver inputs for an optimised driving experience – alongside road car comfort and convenience.

The ultra-high-performance Ford GT’s sensors provide real-time information on factors from the positions of pedals, steering wheel and deployable rear wing, to air humidity and sunshine levels.

Data is generated at a rate of 100 GB – equivalent to about 25,000 song downloads – per hour, and is processed by more than 25 onboard computing systems comprising 10 million lines of software code – more than a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.*

Between them, the systems can analyse 300 MB of data – comparable to downloading an hour-long TV show – every second.

“The Ford GT’s sophisticated computing systems work hand-in-hand with the vehicle’s core race car architecture to enhance performance, and also deliver greater versatility and flexibility,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Performance global director. “By constantly monitoring inputs, vehicle loads and environment, and adjusting the car’s profile and responses to suit, the Ford GT remains as responsive and stable at 300 km/h as it is at 30 km/h.”

Many of Ford GT’s sensor and computing systems enable the performance of the supercar’s engine, electronic stability control, F1-derived active suspension damping, and active aerodynamics to be continuously adjusted within the parameters of the selectable Drive Modes, for optimal performance in any driving scenario.

Others help deliver comfort and convenience whether on road or track, including Ford’s SYNC 3 communications technology and automatic climate control.

Further innovative solutions to deliver a race car experience and 347 km/h (216 mph) top speed for Ford GT drivers include the fixed seating position. The driver’s seat base is secured in the location that enabled Ford Performance engineers to develop a carbon fibre body with the lowest possible frontal area for optimised aerodynamic performance.   

Rather than moving the seat fore and aft, drivers instead adjust the pedal assembly position and the multi-control steering wheel to suit the seat location.

Yet despite the focus on delivering a race car experience for just 1000 customers across four years of confirmed production, the Ford GT also offers creature comforts familiar from Ford family cars.

Retractable cup holders are among the convenience features that distinguish the Ford GT road car from the race car. Made from aluminium for reduced weight, the cup holders are concealed within the centre console. A hidden storage bin is located under the driver’s seat, with further storage pockets behind the seats.

The Ford GT even features the Ford Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system that is standard on models across the Ford range. The system is designed for ease of refuelling and to prevent misfuelling of the 647 horsepower** 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine.

“We developed the Ford GT road car and race car side-by-side, and that led to some creative engineering, such as the road car’s fully integrated roll cage that also meets FIA racing safety requirements using only a small number of add-on components,” Pericak said. “From the turbochargers to the cup holders, every component of the Ford GT has been developed with the driving experience at its core.”

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford
Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.​​

 

Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 52,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 66,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (16 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and eight unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

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