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Ford GT engine test mule = F250

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  1. C. Losito

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    #1 C. Losito, May 23, 2004
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    Working prototypes of the GT were not ready in time for engine testing, so the engineers built their own test mule. The only vehicle with enough space to install the dry-sump oiling system, intercooler and extra cooling was, surprise surprise, the F250. From what I read, these were stripper trucks with vinyl seats and rubber floor mats. 500 horsepower...work truck style. :D
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    Now that is the definition of a sleeper! Be cool if you could buy one of those if you wanted to.
     
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    The answer to Dodge's SRT 10 ... the F-250 GT-RS ... LMAO!!
     
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    Actually,this shot is more real than you could believe.Ford has already planned on dumping the gt40 motor in the lightning.I would really be pizzed if I shelled out 200k+ for a gt40,and the guy down the street had the same motor in his lightning.
     
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    The coolest thing I have heard about the new Lightning model is the Nitrous style system that runs of the air conditioner.
     
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    Absolutely!!That is WILD!!A true gearheads dream come true.A 50 shot at your disposal,from the factory!!
     
  7. C. Losito

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    I was under the impression that it was a cooling system for the supercharger, not a nitrous system. I heard that at WOT refrigerant from the AC compressor is routed through the supercharger's intercooler to super-cool the incoming air, thus increasing horsepower (since cooler air = denser air = more horsepower). Either way, it'll be a killer setup.

    *edit* Whoops, I see now that you said "nitrous style". Sorry! C'mon Losito, wake up...
     

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