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post #601 of 606 Old 08-30-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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I think I mentioned this on here somewhere already but...

I had a poke around the Ford GT on the concept lawn at Pebble Beach 10 days ago. The build quality of the car looks very good. When I looked through the window (the car was locked but the window was rolled down about an inch) I was really impressed how good all the switches and materials looked inside. The leather work looked great too. It looks like a really nice drivers' car. I can't wait to get a chance to actually sit in one and then drive one!
I spent some time with the silver one at McCall's last year and was lucky to see the door open. The interior was definitely pretty spartan but looked gorgeous, lots of carbon, very well-done.
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Cool. Jealous of those who got allocation. Maybe I'll get lucky in round 2.

Sounded OK. It's a turbo, so it is what it is. Looks are most important to me anyway, and the car looks awesome.
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Interesting article.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...sions-at-once/

I don't however think the suspension is anything quite as novel as R&T are suggesting. Pushrod suspension has been done before (cgt and aventador) and the spring setup is very neat and is what every sports car that is conventionally damped car is crying out for but again it's been used in motorsport for ages and isn't even new for a road car I think assuming the 4.0 RS runs that kind of dual spring at the rear rather than the much simpler helper + main spring that the gt4 uses. Using the ride height drop to fully block the softer spring is a pretty nifty solution on track mode though i have to say.

Would love to see how the completed road car goes anyway, does look to be a very well engineered thing for sure. I'd really love to see what completed customer cars actually weigh in at too given a lot of talk around the light weight......!
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Interesting article.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...sions-at-once/

I don't however think the suspension is anything quite as novel as R&T are suggesting. Pushrod suspension has been done before (cgt and aventador) and the spring setup is very neat and is what every sports car that is conventionally damped car is crying out for but again it's been used in motorsport for ages and isn't even new for a road car I think assuming the 4.0 RS runs that kind of dual spring at the rear rather than the much simpler helper + main spring that the gt4 uses. Using the ride height drop to fully block the softer spring is a pretty nifty solution on track mode though i have to say.

Would love to see how the completed road car goes anyway, does look to be a very well engineered thing for sure. I'd really love to see what completed customer cars actually weigh in at too given a lot of talk around the light weight......!
The article talks a good storey, reads like their are some good thoughts behind this and they have done it their way. Isn't the bone shaking Morgan with pillar suspenders?

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My read is that the springs are a mid mounted torsion bar similar to F1. And the height adjustment uses the steering hydraulics pump to change the car height and aero similar to McLaren. It is also probable that the car uses FRIC (Front to Rear InterConnected suspension)

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