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View Poll Results: Ford GT
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Both an homage and a reinvention of the famous and successful GT40 of the 60's, the Ford GT is a supercar that came into the scene in 2002.

Engine: Ford Modular 90º V8
Displacement: 5,409 cc (330.1 CI)
Aspiration: Eaton Model 2300 Screw-Type Supercherger
Power: 550 bhp (410 kW) @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 500 lb·ft @ 3,750 rpm
Configuration: Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,538 kilo (3,390.7 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 3.3 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 7.8 seconds
Top speed: 205 mph (330 km/h)
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I voted subzero assuming it was the original. As its not I can't vote it a subby but it is still a cool car to own
 
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uncool. american. silly doors. nasty styling. silly paint jobs. although i cant really say too much on colour schemes

there is only one cool american car and thats the Dodge Viper
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It's cool, definately.

But it's certainly not as cool as the ultimate original GT40, which just might be the coolest car in the world, ever.

*edit* except for the Porsche 917, of course
 
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Uncool - just (not sure why, mind)
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Cool (just) athough wouldn't want one if I had the money - Italian wins every time for me
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Uncool - not the real thing, lack of imagination in the design department




...and JC had one once
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GT40 iconic, historic and cool

GT - pointless, irrelevent and utterly uncool
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As a small boy the GT40 came second only to the 917, but since I read that Noel Edmunds like to drive his naked cool and GT40 can never be used together
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If the GT40 race car is cool I don't see why a more powerful civilised version for the road can't be sub zero.
The doors on the GT40 were designed to allow easier acess for the drivers at Le Mans and on the GT they are just as useful for the big fat blokes that can afford to buy them.

The Ford GT is sub zero, no doubt about it
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The original was sub zero but I still think this is just about cool.

It doesn't matter that it's pointless.
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Cool (just) athough wouldn't want one if I had the money - Italian wins every time for me
Yep, that about sums it up!
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The original was sub zero but I still think this is just about cool.

It doesn't matter that it's pointless.
what if it had a 3ltr essex lump?

it's a kit car in theme
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I voted subzero assuming it was the original. As its not I can't vote it a subby but it is still a cool car to own
Still, you CAN vote for the original GT40.

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Supercars are pointless. That's kind of the point of them.

If that makes sense.
 
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Supercars are pointless. That's kind of the point of them.

If that makes sense.
yeah but if it's just a copy of a classic then what's the point - instead why not try and design something new and wonderful? or new and awful? at least it's new

mind - most supercars are hopelessly derivative
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yeah but if it's just a copy of a classic then what's the point - instead why not try and design something new and wonderful? or new and awful? at least it's new

mind - most supercars are hopelessly derivative
But the GT was new. The only thing it shared with the race car was the basic styling. Race cars on the road are never practical. Ok, they have good performance but that's where any pleasure ends. Heating, ventilation,noise, tempermental race engine, howling gearbox and ride on poor road surfaces would soon spoil the dream drive of an original GT40 I reckon.
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what if it had a 3ltr essex lump?

it's a kit car in theme
But it hasn't.

It's not an exact copy either. Your kit car jibe is not unreasonable but I don't subscribe to it in this instance.

I wouldn't want one personally either but I still think it is just about cool.

I actually think the Hawk replica of the Stratos is pretty cool if well-assembled using the Alfa V6 so I'm not totally against the idea of a copy being cool.
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Thats more liked it
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It's not remotely cool if you ask me. However, on the basis that I don't think any supercars are cool so it's probably the one I'd buy.
 
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Cool for a yank tank.

Salute, Giordano.
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