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The Tenth Concept Car from the Top 17: Ford GT40 Concept

Buckle up, fellow enthusiasts, as we rev our engines and dive into the tenth masterpiece on our list—the Ford GT40 Concept. Unveiled in 2002 at the North American Auto Show, this modern-day rendition of Ford's legendary endurance racer is not just a car; it's a symphony of design, power, and a nod to the golden era of racing. A Glimpse of Racing History Henry Ford II beamed with pride as he presented a modern-day GT40, a tribute to Ford's glorious racing legacy. Following its showcase in 2002, Ford announced that the GT40 would roar back to life in production, carrying a price tag around six figures—a small price for a piece of racing history. Resurrecting the Legend The GT40 Concept breathes new life into the iconic racer of the 1960s, rekindling Ford's fervor for racing. Stripping away frills, this high-performance concept is a raw embodiment of refined performance. Jay Mays, Ford’s vice president of Design, sums it up perfectly: "No voice-activated telematics he

The Ninth Concept Car from the Top 17: Ford Shelby GR1

Welcome to the next pit stop on our journey through automotive excellence—the Ford Shelby GR1. Buckle up, enthusiasts, because we're about to take you on a thrilling ride through the world of high-performance craftsmanship, where the echoes of the past meet the innovation of the future. Unveiling the Legend: Shelby GR1 Emerges Picture the year 2004, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance—the stage where legends are born. Ford presents a clay model, a vision that would become the Ford Shelby GR1. By 2005, the North American International Auto Show witnesses the grand reveal of a fully functional concept, paying homage to the iconic Shelby Daytona. A Fusion of Power and Elegance Crafted from the genes of the Ford Shelby Cobra Concept, the GR1 boasts a 6.4L all-aluminum V10 engine, a beast under the hood. Drawing inspiration from its predecessor, the Ford GT, this powerhouse delivers a whopping 605 hp and 501 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission propels the GR1 from 0–60

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