Thanks for the confidence boost; I doubt I'd ever lose interest in the forumYou done such a great job at relatively good pace and short time, I just love to see it finished and not lose you in the forum.
Somehow the last %20 seems as hard as the first %80 for me...
or my car for that matter.
For the short time that I've been working in my new career, I've gained more
motivation to complete my car and have even picked up some ideas to make
Unfortunately, I can't elaborate on much on what we're doing for the customer.
They have a very strict non-disclosure policy and zero tolerance for photos/video
inside the facility.
It turns out that I'm not working on the race cars at all, but I'm very involved
in the final test of the Proto-type and production GT's. My job will be programming
all of the control modules and test of the car as it completes final assembly
(which may get me in the driver's seat for road and/or dyno test).
I've never been much of a Ford fan, but these cars are breathtaking.
I can't help but admire the design and style of this new GT. Everything from
the tire choice to the interior fabric options are absolutely stunning. I'm
fortunate enough to see some design changes from the first proto-type up
to the 17th (25?) version that cycle through the building on a daily basis.
Some not so secret info that might interest all of you is that Ford is using
a 7 speed Getrag transaxle that's about 30% shorter than a G96.00.
The tires are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 that might as well be race slicks.
315 wide in the rear with huge rotors and 4 piston callipers that would make
most front braking systems look like entry level kits. The front gets 6 piston
Brembos. Everything on this car is 'big time'; it's a computer on wheels!
The seats are hardly split by a small waterfall. It's pretty much shoulder-
to-shoulder as the cabin is teardrop shaped.
The rear spoiler is a wicked multi-stage design that elevates, tilts, and also
features an airbrake. The ride height adjust is also cool with adjustable
spring rates on-the-fly. Both systems were developed by Multimatic (among
These guys have treated me like gold and I've only been here a week. It's
a great atmosphere and most co-workers have a solid race/tuning/mechanical
It has been an awesome ride so far, but I know it will get tough when the
build phase starts.
Sorry about the minimal and vague info; I'd rather not lose my job! :surprise:
I will however post some info about the LeMans race in a couple of weeks.
4 of the GT cars will be competing. Now that I have an interest in this
vehicle, I've somehow become interested in LMP racing.