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2006 Ford GT Tungsten

2006 Ford GT Tungsten
2006 Ford GT Tungsten Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:235/45 ZR18 - 315/40 ZR19
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Type:V8, Supercharged
Displacement cu in (cc):330 (5410)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:550(410) / 6500
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:500(678) / 3750
Redline at RPM:6500
Length Width Height in:182.8 76.9 44.3
Weight lb (kg):3485 (1582)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):205 (330)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):13/21 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2006 Ford GT Tungsten - $149,995 (last update: 2/21/2007)

GT Tungsten Limited Edition

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Ford's first win at Le Mans, the 2006 Ford GT will be offered in a limited-edition Tungsten Silver, which replaces Quick Silver on the Ford GT's color palette. A Quick Silver racing stripe can be added to the Tungsten Silver package.

Tungsten Silver was developed for the 2004 North American International Auto Show Ford "Performance Trilogy" show cars - the Ford GT, the Shelby Cobra roadster concept and the new 2005 Mustang GT. Customer demand was so overwhelming that the color was added to the production palette.

"There's good contrast between the colors," says Camilo Pardo, chief designer of the Ford GT. "But it's a discreet contrast. In Tungsten Silver, the Ford GT is really dressy, like a fine suit. It looks mature.

"This dark silver color also brings out all the design features and the subtleties of the car," he adds. "In fact, people who've seen it thought we'd added a feature line around the side of the car. It's always been there, but you may not notice it in the car's other colors. The Tungsten Silver really brings it out."

Pardo notes that in the design studio, clay models are covered with "Dynoc" material that is a similar hue to Tungsten silver. The color is specifically designed to enhance the vehicle design details for evaluation.

"We use silver to evaluate our designs throughout the whole process," he says. "It brings out the subtleties, the returns and the negatives, the differences between horizontal and vertical surfaces."

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