Ford Shelby GR-1
Simply the most beautiful concept car Ford. So clean, flawless form can only come on a whim. Ford Shelby GR-1 became a kind of personification of the spirit of the sixties, when America was booming Muscle cars – compact sports cars classic layout with distinctive silhouettes and rebellious. Now, four decades later, the mood is reinterpreted with modern realities, and that the audience is presented concept in retro style, forcing nostalgia for past times.
Saw him at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2005. It bears the name Shelby – for American fans of fast cars is an icon, a legend. He is inspired by the car Shelby Daytona – six racing prototypes were built in the mid-sixties to race in the GT class against Ferrari. At Daytona the same proportions – low silhouette with a strongly shifted to the rear axle double cab, chopped feed and immense hood. For connoisseurs of Ford Shelby GR-1 – a sample of a sports car.
Young designer George Saridakis created a masterpiece. The appearance of the car there is nothing superfluous – just brilliant fusion of tradition and modern engineering. Exterior body panels – polished aluminum. Carroll Shelby himself, the father of the legendary Cobra sixties, the authors advised Ford Shelby GR-1. Incidentally, in the heart of the machine is another burning concept – Cobra modern times, with its 605-horsepower loud volume V10 6.4 liters, and the chassis of the supercar Ford GT. Stunning Ford Shelby could be mass-produced!
2005 Ford Shelby GR1 godaVse, you need to do – only the good will of company management. In the difficult years of crisis the release of such an expensive sport toys Ford Shelby for fans speed with gasoline in the blood seems bosses Ford venture. In addition, security requirements can absorb many more millions of dollars in the process of finishing. But there is no doubt that if the car is such beauty go to a series, the light will be neither more nor less than a new legend and hit sales – the same as it was once a great Mustang.
Ford Shelby even faster than its progenitor of the race. With hundreds of places to GR-1 is able to jump in 3.9 seconds, top speed of over 300 km / h. In addition, he has a great weight distribution and gambling, GT chassis ensures perfect handling, which does not leave much to be desired. Transmission – six-honest mechanic is not here, and electronic collars that have held back a furious temper uncompromising racer: everything is subordinated to the pure pleasure of speed. In our time, this newcomer from the era of rock ‘n’ roll for many would sip of water in the desert.
Salon Ford Shelby Ford Shelby GR1Salon concise and simple. Digital speedometer, tachometer but – analog, and together they provide an ideal informative. In the middle of the front panel – indicator Tire IQ, which controls the temperature and pressure of the tire, and the level of the longitudinal and transverse accelerations.
Ford management to no news about whether it would be amazing Ford Shelby launched in the series, but if it happens, under its hood, is likely to appear seven-liter “eight” Hurricane, which will provide an even better weight distribution than the heavier V10. Proportion is likely to change a little – pripodnimut roof and climbing up the door for security reasons to replace the traditional swing. In addition, the aluminum body will be painted steel that will add to the weight of about polutoratonnoy one hundred and fifty pounds But the price of the production model should not exceed $ 100,000, while the concept car cost about $ 2.2 million deafening.
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