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The guy in charge of desinging the Ford GT owns a Ferrari

Discussion in '308/328' started by VPC, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. VPC

    VPC Formula Junior

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  3. No Doubt

    No Doubt Six Time F1 World Champ
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  4. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
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    sleeping with the enemy...
     
  5. don_xvi

    don_xvi F1 Rookie

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    There are plenty of gearheads at the big 3 that own Ferraris and all manner of other interesting cars. I'm one of them! :)
     
  6. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    Didn't FORD actually buy and disassemble a 360 just to have a look at the other guy's work before doing their own?
     
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  8. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ
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    FORD bought two of them, a red and yellow one with Manual Transmissions. The head of GM, Mr. Chuck Jordan, for a number of years always had the Flagship Model Ferrari in his fleet, in addition to some of his designers.
     
  9. neighborhood

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    The main reason why the FORD GT40 came about is because Henry Ford pitched buying Ferrari from Enzo, and was turned down. Ol' Ford said that if he couldn't have the company, he was going to build a car that would put Ferrari to shame on the track........

    Just a little History lesson, but might be off topic a little.
     
  10. Tenney

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    At least one of the Ford GT mules had Ferrari "racing" seats installed. Poached from a 360, perhaps?
     
  11. fiat850

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    this was on top gear =)
     
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  13. b-mak

    b-mak F1 Veteran

    Thanks for the quality post.
     

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