It was built by a small team in under six months using many components from other companies owned by Ford at the time. It utilised a monocoque chassis, double wishbone suspension, and a 5-speed manual transmission from the Jaguar XJ220. The car's quad-turbocharged DOHC V12 engine was crafted by welding two Modular V8 engines which were cut to have six cylinders each, on to which Garrett turbochargers were added.
The GT90 was shown in January 1995 at the Detroit Auto Show. The car's engine produced 720 horsepower and allowed the car to reach a top speed of 235mph.
The car's exhaust system was claimed to be hot enough to damage its body panels. As a result, the GT90 had to be fitted with ceramic tiles similar to those on the space shuttle in order to stop the car from melting.
The car's design was the first display of Ford's "New Edge" design philosophy, although it also contained elements from the GT40's styling such as the roof cutting doors. It was crafted around a honeycomb-section aluminium monocoque with its body panels moulded from carbon fibre.
Need for Speed II
The Ford GT90 concept car is featured in Need for Speed II as a Class A car. It also appears in the demo version of the game.
The GT90 has the highest power output of any car in the title but is very difficult to drive in corners.
|Ford GT (Model Range)|
|GT40 (Mk1) • GT90 • GT • Matech GT1 • Matech GT3|
|Need for Speed II - Cars|
|Class C||Ferrari 355 F1* • Ford Mustang Mach III* • Italdesign Cala • Lotus Esprit V8|
|Class B||Ford Indigo • Italdesign Nazca C2* • Jaguar XJ220 • Isdera Commendatore 112i|
|Class A||Bomber BFS* • Ferrari F50• FZR 2000* • Ford GT90 • Lotus Elise GT1 • McLaren F1 • Tombstone*|
|Traffic||Army Truck • Audi 100 quattro • BMW 5 Series (E34) • Citroën 2CV • Convertible • Jeep Comanche • Jeep Wrangler • Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousine • School Bus • Toyota Land Cruiser • Volkswagen 1600 • Volkswagen Beetle • Volkswagen Type 2 • Volvo 850|
|Hidden||Crate • Log • Monolithic Studios Bus • News Stand • Rock • Tram • T-Rex|
|* denotes Special Edition exclusive vehicles|