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FordGT vs. 430?

Discussion in '360/430' started by zsnnf, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    the time difference is not as big as you think if you know that is the long silverstone ( big straights) course.

    the gt was 7 seconds faster thann the 360 at road atlanta which is a good bit shorter tha silverstone.
     
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  3. calsam

    calsam Rookie

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    I will be buying a 308 since it is my favorite car of all time. I do like the Gts I also would like to see one without the white striping. I think they would look better. Ford blue, no stripe..... yeah
     
  4. enzoz

    enzoz Karting

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    F430 screams Ferrari heritage, passion and exciting F1 technology. GT screams return of a hero, hot roding passion (truck engine with blower...), and classic, timeless design while still incorporating modern (I hope) aerodynamics.

    I haven't heard the F430 but I think the GT sounds great.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey Formula Junior

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    A Ford is a "Ford"
    A Ferrari is a "Ferrari"

    The rest is immaterial.
     
  6. angshuman

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    WHAT ?!???!!!
     
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  8. YenkoYS100

    YenkoYS100 Karting

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    Just a few corrections.

    The GT motors only "similarity" to the S/C 2-valve per cylinder 5.4 is its displacement. It does not share one part with the standard 5.4. The block is custom built for this application, as is pretty much everything else. According to those involved in the development of the engine (racers), this engine will easily and reliably produce the 700hp that is the limit of the transmission.

    Remember that the "anyone can buy" S/C'd 4.6L Mustang Cobras (2003/04) can reliably produce over 600rwhp, and this is a garden variety engine (it's weak point, when approaching 700hp is the wrist pins).

    Thus, the only "true" problem with the GT is that it will be serviced at Ford dealerships. If I bought one, I would do any and all work on it myself, and it would never be left unattended at a dealership (would be a lot guys wet dream).

    As the latest numbers on the GT are 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 11.2 @ 131.2, 60-0 in 110ft, 71.8mph in the 600ft slalom (for a preproduction pilot car. For those who do not know, pilot cars are the first cars to go down the line, to check manufacturing processes. It is a production spec vehicle) as per Motor Trend............ if the F430 beats those, then it will indeed best it.

    I think they are both beautiful cars.

    When is the production F430 supposed to be released???
     
  9. I was just saying people keep comparing entry level Ferrari's to other company's supercar's why not compare Ferrari's Supercar to there supercar and see who gets owned x10.
     
  10. Mark(study)

    Mark(study) F1 Veteran
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    Because ferrari has the stupid habit of only building 300 or so, of its supercars.... and you have to be famous to get one now-a-days.

    Ferrari supercars never make it to the public and the journalist sort of agree.

    Ferrari supercars are kind of worthless in build numbers under 1,500.
     
  11. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    This one did and the new one does as well. The 430 looks like a great car. The Ford GT is a great car as are the G, Murcie, and the CGT etc., etc., etc.
    We are all very lucky that there are so many great cars out there to enjoy.
     
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