You’ve probably heard of the Ford GT / GT 40, now here’s a rare look at the GT90. It was first unveiled in January 1995 at the Detroit Auto Show as “the world’s mightiest supercar”. It’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 720hp V12 engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, enabling it to hit a top speed of 235mph. The exhaust, which was claimed to be hot enough to damage the body panels, required ceramic tiles similar to those on the Space Shuttle to keep the car from melting. Continue reading for two videos, including a Top Gear test by Jeremy Clarkson, and more information.
The GT90 was built by a small team in just over six months and, as a result, borrowed many components from another high profile stablemate – the Jaguar XJ220. In regard to angles and glass, the Ford GT90 was the first Ford to display the company’s “New Edge” design philosophy. The GT90 was built around a honeycomb-section aluminum monocoque and its body panels were molded from carbon fiber.