Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia > Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-24-2004, 07:28 PM
Matt's Avatar
Matt Matt is offline
Size Queen
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 11,267
Wichita, Kansas USA
Send a message via ICQ to Matt Send a message via AIM to Matt Send a message via MSN to Matt Send a message via Yahoo to Matt
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept

FORD SHELBY GR-1 CONCEPT DISPLAYS PERFORMANCE ART

Ford unveils new Ford Shelby GR-1 concept sportscar at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., August 12, 2004 - Ford took the occasion of the world's foremost showcase of automotive splendor, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, to unveil the Ford Shelby GR-1 concept, calling the new sports car a salute to "performance art."

The Ford Shelby GR-1 is a uniquely emotional American sports car design that makes a bold statement about Ford's performance future.

"The Ford Shelby Cobra concept was a small step in our plans for the Ford GT supercar architecture and our relationship with Carroll Shelby," says J Mays, Ford Motor Company group vice president of Global Design. "And the Ford Shelby GR-1 is a giant leap toward the future."

The GR-1 concept takes the performance car genre in a new direction combining modern sculptured surfaces in a sleek muscular fastback design. The result is a forward-looking supercar with attention grabbing Ford presence and Carroll Shelby inspiration.

The Ford Shelby GR-1 is a front-engined, two-seat, fastback supercar that is based on the architecture of the Ford GT.

Ford and Carroll Shelby
More than 42 years after their original agreement to produce performance cars, Ford Motor Company and Carroll Shelby are back together producing production and concept cars. Shelby, a former race car driver and creator of numerous collectable performance cars returned to collaboration with Ford in the design of the 2005 Ford GT, which goes on sale this summer.

Shelby worked closely with the Ford Design team and Advanced Product Creation group to develop the Ford Shelby Cobra concept car. In addition, Shelby will produce a high-performance, limited edition, Shelby Ford Expedition, for sale through select dealers next year.

Design
Racing inspired and wholly modern in design, this show car builds on the success of the Ford Shelby Cobra concept - the 2004 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) "Best in Show" winner - and reinforces Ford's on-going commitment to performance excellence.

The Ford Shelby GR-1 concept is a sinewy, athletic design with a dramatic front engine proportion. The long hood blends seamlessly into the teardrop-shaped cabin while the dramatic fenders dart rearwards into curvaceous haunches thrusting the car forward and enhancing the aggressive stance and width.

The car looks as if it is in motion, even when standing still. The optimized wheel arches and compact overhangs define the dramatic proportion while the sensual surfaces express the car's athletic nature. A chiseled physique is achieved with sheer and full surfaces working together, interfacing one another in harmonious lines such as the strong shoulder line orbiting the car's form.

The front of the GR-1 is dominated by an impressive air intake aperture and air flow splitter, directing cooling air into the engine bay and wheel wells, while air vents on the top surface of the hood exhaust hot air from the radiator.

The V10 engine pushes unashamedly upwards into the hood's surface exposing prominent bulges - a potent reminder of the car's powerful performance - while air vents at the base of the front screen allow the motor to breathe. Intakes and vents perforate the body side and Kamm tail, further exhausting hot air out of the vehicle.

The front corners of the GR-1 are dominated by the front wheel well and trapezoidal HISS (high intensity solid state) and LED headlamps. The distinctive Kamm tail, a strong concave section, is further defined by the bold vertical tail lights at the rear.

A visor-like side glass graphic gives a hint of the dramatic motion of the butterfly-hinged doors.

The race-inspired, ultimate high performance, Ford Shelby GR-1 is the next chapter in a long line of emotionally-charged Ford supercar concepts.

Building Another Showstopper
Ford worked closely with Carroll Shelby to develop the Ford Shelby Cobra concept for the 2004 North American International Auto Show. The show car was the brainchild of Ford's Advanced Product Creation Group, engineered in Michigan and designed in California, a partnership which is charged with developing future car concepts and technologies with an eye toward production possibilities. The group used the Ford GT architecture and fully engineered the Ford Shelby Cobra concept. For demonstration purposes, two chassis were ordered for the Cobra concept, but only one show car was built.

Before body panels were even created, the fully-operational running chassis was test-driven at high speeds at Ford's Dearborn Proving Ground. So pleased were Ford officials with the concept's chassis that they took the extra demonstration chassis and went to work on another concept before the Ford Shelby Cobra concept was unveiled in January.

The Ford Shelby Cobra and its predecessor, the Ford GT were hits of the two previous North American International Auto Shows. The Ford Design team was challenged to follow-up with another exciting concept.

The Designer
In the Irvine Advanced Design Studio, George Saridakis, a young designer, new to Ford in 2000, was known for his contributions in executing the details of some of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury's latest production and concept designs.

Saridakis created a sketch that caught the attention of the Irvine team and resonated with Mays.

"George produced this completely resolved sketch - the best I've seen in 10 years," says Mays. "When I saw it, it wasn't a matter of 'Let's do more sketches.' It was really more of a 'Let's get this into clay.'"

Remarkably, only the original sketch of the car, in three perspectives, was created.

"George nailed it in one crack," Mays opines. "This is a designer so masterful at visualizing every aspect of the car and its story that it literally flowed out of his pen. And because the design is so pure, we really believe this show car will be a hit."

Ford Shelby GR-1
Preliminary Specifications
(Measurements in inches, unless otherwise noted)

Length 173.7 (4413mm)
Width 74.6 (1834mm)
Height 46.0 (1168mm)
Wheelbase 100 (2540mm)
Track Front 63.0 (1598mm)
Track Rear 61.3 (1558mm)
Front Overhang 35.6 (903mm)
Rear Overhang 38.2 (970mm)
Min. Ground Clearance 5.9 (150mm)
Curb Weight 3900 lbs est.
Tire Size 275/40/R19 front 345/35/R19 rear
Engine Ford 6.4L V10
Max RPM 7500RPM
Horsepower 605 @ 6750RPM
Torque 501lb/ft @ 5550RPM
Transmission 6-speed transaxle with LSD
Final Drive Ratio 3.36:1
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_12.jpg (198.8 KB, 47 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_08.jpg (312.6 KB, 122 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_09.jpg (330.8 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_06.jpg (372.5 KB, 130 views)
__________________
I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-24-2004, 07:30 PM
Matt's Avatar
Matt Matt is offline
Size Queen
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 11,267
Wichita, Kansas USA
Send a message via ICQ to Matt Send a message via AIM to Matt Send a message via MSN to Matt Send a message via Yahoo to Matt
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept #2
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_11.jpg (376.8 KB, 50 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_01.jpg (408.0 KB, 92 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_07.jpg (419.5 KB, 92 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_03.jpg (428.8 KB, 56 views)
__________________
I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-24-2004, 07:31 PM
Matt's Avatar
Matt Matt is offline
Size Queen
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 11,267
Wichita, Kansas USA
Send a message via ICQ to Matt Send a message via AIM to Matt Send a message via MSN to Matt Send a message via Yahoo to Matt
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept #3
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_04.jpg (444.3 KB, 76 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_02.jpg (463.4 KB, 56 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_05.jpg (473.3 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg Resize of GR1_10.jpg (480.9 KB, 60 views)
__________________
I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-24-2004, 07:35 PM
MrVette83's Avatar
MrVette83 MrVette83 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 944
Mt. Vernon, KY
Send a message via AIM to MrVette83
So wait, this is a FWD car?
__________________
2005 Victory Red Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
2002 Concord Purple Harley Sportster 883XLC

"I think the Vietnam war is nothing more than the white people sending the black people to fight the yellow people in order to secure a nation stolen from the red people"-Anonymous

UCP's Biggest Chevrolet Corvette fan.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-24-2004, 07:55 PM
TheOne's Avatar
TheOne TheOne is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 813
Texas, USA
right..........

it should be front engine RWD, thats why it says front engine, not mid engine like the GT.
(or at least i hope so, don't think they gonna pack 600hp on a FWD vehicle, tho they can, they wouldn't)
__________________
1993 nissan 240sx hatchback(stock) <<drifter, straight liner, road courser

"Horsepower is the force that determines how fast you hit the wall. Torque is the force that determines how far you take the wall with you after you hit it."

"Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races" - Carroll Shelby

"Real cars don't make power at the front wheels....they lift them."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-24-2004, 07:57 PM
MrVette83's Avatar
MrVette83 MrVette83 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 944
Mt. Vernon, KY
Send a message via AIM to MrVette83
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOne
right..........

it should be front engine RWD, thats why it says front engine, not mid engine like the GT.
(or at least i hope so, don't think they gonna pack 600hp on a FWD vehicle, tho they can, they wouldn't)
Well there are two places that make it sound like a FF, that and that it says the car has a 6spd transaxle.
__________________
2005 Victory Red Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
2002 Concord Purple Harley Sportster 883XLC

"I think the Vietnam war is nothing more than the white people sending the black people to fight the yellow people in order to secure a nation stolen from the red people"-Anonymous

UCP's Biggest Chevrolet Corvette fan.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-24-2004, 11:03 PM
Spastik_Roach Spastik_Roach is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 9,468
Send a message via MSN to Spastik_Roach Send a message via Yahoo to Spastik_Roach
I doubt it, considering its based on the Ford GT
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-25-2004, 02:23 PM
Smokescreen's Avatar
Smokescreen Smokescreen is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 406
10 minutes from Lingenfelter's... aren't you jealous?
Front Wheel Drive?!?! In 600 horse production car? I highly doubt it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-25-2004, 03:30 PM
Coventrysucks's Avatar
Coventrysucks Coventrysucks is offline
'64
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 7,273
UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrVette83
Well there are two places that make it sound like a FF
Which parts make it sound FF?
__________________
Thanks for all the fish
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-25-2004, 05:38 PM
johnnynumfiv's Avatar
johnnynumfiv johnnynumfiv is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,068
Connecticut, USA
Send a message via AIM to johnnynumfiv Send a message via MSN to johnnynumfiv
The vette has a transaxle, but its FR. It is probably the same setup.
__________________
"We went to Wnedy's. I had chicken nuggest." ~ Quiggs
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-25-2004, 07:53 PM
MrVette83's Avatar
MrVette83 MrVette83 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 944
Mt. Vernon, KY
Send a message via AIM to MrVette83
Ok, maybe I am confused, I was always under the impression that a Transaxle was used on a transversely mounted front wheel drive engine, while the transmission was used on rear drive.
__________________
2005 Victory Red Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
2002 Concord Purple Harley Sportster 883XLC

"I think the Vietnam war is nothing more than the white people sending the black people to fight the yellow people in order to secure a nation stolen from the red people"-Anonymous

UCP's Biggest Chevrolet Corvette fan.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-25-2004, 08:18 PM
Ferrari Tifosi's Avatar
Ferrari Tifosi Ferrari Tifosi is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,595
Atlanta, Georgia
Send a message via AIM to Ferrari Tifosi
Great pictures, great looking car.
__________________
VIVA FERRARI!!!!!!

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!" ~ Benjamin Franklin

If everything's under control, you're going too slow ~ Mario Andretti

"We can't stop here! This is bat country!" ~ [U]Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey into the Heart of the American Dream[/U]
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-26-2004, 04:53 AM
thanos's Avatar
thanos thanos is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 322
Kalamata-Greece
I think that the designer is greek-american. And please tell me is this in the same category with GT40;;
__________________
Thanos is a young boy from Greece who doesn't know what to write in his signature.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-26-2004, 05:00 AM
thanos's Avatar
thanos thanos is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 322
Kalamata-Greece
I love it...... Far more the new GT40(sorry GT).
__________________
Thanos is a young boy from Greece who doesn't know what to write in his signature.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-15-2004, 04:32 AM
Ford_boy88's Avatar
Ford_boy88 Ford_boy88 is offline
Novice
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 23
this is just an all round great looking car
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Really useful performance listings... Egg Nog Technical forums 58 06-20-2013 10:45 PM
GT4 whole car list!!!! Mustang Gaming 247 07-07-2010 08:06 AM
Jaguar Concept Eight 2004 Matt Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 18 12-15-2005 05:06 AM
Ford Lightning Concept 2003 Matt Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 5 09-11-2004 01:24 PM
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept TINUZ General Automotive 21 08-15-2004 08:24 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:59 PM.

 

© 1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com