Ford Shelby GR-1

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Ford Shelby GR-1
Shelby GR-1 at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show.jpeg
The Ford Shelby GR-1 at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show
Overview
Production1 unit produced
Model years2005
AssemblyWixom, Michigan, United States
DesignerGeorge Saridakis
J. Mays [1]
Body and chassis
ClassConcept Car
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine6.4 L V10
Transmission6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,540 mm (100 in)
Length4,412 mm (174 in)
Width1,895 mm (75 in)
Height1,168 mm (46 in)
Curb weight3,900 lb (1,769 kg)[2]
Ford Shelby GR-1 at the 2007 Canadian International AutoShow.

The Ford Shelby GR-1 is a high performance concept car developed and manufactured by Ford. It was first introduced to the public at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as a clay model. A fully functional concept was revealed at the 2005 North American International Auto Show; the GR-1 was inspired by and bears resemblance to the Shelby Daytona.

Much of the GR-1 chassis and running gear is based on the Ford Shelby Cobra Concept, a modern version of the 1960s original Shelby Cobra, which was presented one year earlier at the 2004 North American International Auto Show; as with the Ford Shelby Cobra Concept, the GR-1 project was led by Manfred Rumpel and developed by Ford's Advanced Product Creation group.

The GR-1 uses a 6.4L all-aluminum V10 engine and uses some components from the Ford GT. The GR-1 is officially rated at 605 hp (451 kW) and 501 lb⋅ft (679 N⋅m) of torque, it uses a 6-speed manual transmission. The GR-1 can accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and has a projected top speed of approximately 190 mph (306 km/h).

In early January 2019, Superformance announced they will be building a limited production line of the GR-1 concept, and will sport a 700bhp+ Supercharged V8 as Ford didn't make any V10's other than for their commercial truck fleet. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Ford GR-1". road and track. 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  2. ^ "Ford Shelby GR-1 specifications". Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  3. ^ http://www.thedrive.com/news/25853/uber-retro-ford-shelby-gr-1-concept-is-finally-entering-production

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