The new Ford GT brings the excitement of the Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE Pro Class winner to the roads. And the key is in the more than 50 different sensors that serve to monitor its performance and behavior, the external environment and even the responses of the driver.
The ultra-high-performance sensors in the Ford GT provide real-time information on factors ranging from the position of the pedals, the steering wheel and the drop-down rear spoiler to the humidity and sunlight levels.
The data is generated at a rate of 100 GB - the equivalent of downloading 25.000 songs - per hour, and is processed by more than 25 on-board computer systems comprising 10 million lines of software code, more than an airplane of Lockheed Martin F35 Lightning II fighter. Together, the systems can analyze 300MB of data - the equivalent of downloading an hour-long episode of a television series - every second.
"Ford GT's sophisticated computer systems work hand-in-hand with the model's racing architecture to enhance performance as well as to offer greater versatility and flexibility," said Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance.
"By constantly monitoring responses, vehicle loads and surroundings, and tailoring the car's profile and responses, the Ford GT is as stable and responsive at 300 km / h as it is at 30 km / h," he adds.
Many of the Ford GT's sensors and computer systems allow engine performance, electronic stability control, F.1-derived active suspension damping, and active aerodynamics to be continuously adjusted within drive mode parameters. configurable, enabling optimal performance in any driving scenario.
Others help provide convenience and comfort both on the road and on the track, including Ford's SYNC 3 communication system and automatic climate control.
It also features innovative drive position solutions that allow Ford GT drivers to enjoy a racing car experience and a top speed of 347 km / h. The base of the driver's seat is fixed in the location that allowed Ford Performance engineers to develop a carbon fiber chassis with a low frontal area for better aerodynamic performance. Instead of moving the seat back and forth, drivers adjust the position of the pedal and the multi-control steering wheel according to the location of the seat.
The Ford GT, while focused on delivering an unbeatable racing experience for 1.000 unit owners through four years of confirmed production, offers features common to other models in the Ford range. Retractable cup holders are some of the features that distinguish the road version of the Ford GT from the racing version. Made of aluminum, the cup holders are hidden in the center console. Added to them is a storage space located under the driver's seat and storage pockets behind the seats.
The Ford GT also incorporates the Ford Easy Fuel refueling system, fitted as standard on models across the Ford range. The system has been designed to allow easier refueling and to prevent the wrong fuel from being used in the 6PS 3.5-liter EcoBoost V647 petrol engine.
“We developed both the track and road versions of the Ford GT, and that led to some creative engineering solutions, such as the fully integrated roll cage of the road version that also meets FIA race safety standards. adding just a small number of elements, "said Pericack. "From the turbo to the cup holders, every part of the Ford GT has been developed with the driving experience as a starting point."[sam_pro id = 0_1 codes = ”true”]