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Ford GT

     As one of the lead chassis design and development engineers for the 2005 high performance supercar, the Ford GT, Scott Ahlman’s presentation will cover GT program targets and capabilities, a chassis design over-view, and some of the program challenges. The 2005 Ford GT is visually based on the historical and 1966 LeMans winning Ford GT Mark II cars (nicknamed GT40 due to its height), but the rest of the car has very little relation to the original. The 2005 version of the GT started as a concept car, but was turned into a full production program in 2002, one year before the Ford Motor Company’s Centennial celebration. 4,038 of the originally planned 4,500 Ford GT’s were produced over a 30-month period with completion in 2006. The 2005 Ford GT made the front cover of over 30 magazines nationally and internationally due to its rare combi-nation of high performance, beauty, craftsmanship and reliability. The Ford GT dominated its class of car in nearly every respect, and was often compared to cars well above its price range. The GT’s rarity and demand for the car has actually caused current sale prices of the 7-year-old car to rise 20%+ over the original list price of $139,995. Please join us for Scott Ahlman’s presentation, which will cover many of the lesser known de-tails of the famous Ford GT.