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Overview: In profile and from the rear the GT-V concept is a handsome looking car. But there’s a bit too much going on at the front – which makes the headlights seem totally lost in a sea of grilles and air intakes. In addition the windscreen looks to be near-vertical – which would have dire consequences for the car’s aerodynamics. So in terms of looks the Ford GT-V concept is a mix of win and fail.
As it’s an independently-designed concept which isn’t destined for production, the engineering and drivetrain underpinning the car is merely a series of words and numbers plucked from the air – but they help to get a feel for the car’s purpose. For the GT-V concept Ciprian has chosen a clever hybrid drivetrain which would offer a three-fold benefit. By combining a supercharged V8 with a 162 horsepower electric motor, the GT-V concept would offer exceptional performance – while also reducing fuel consumption. When required the electric motor could provide an extra boost of power thanks to a ‘push-to-pass’ button. At lower speeds or for shorter journeys, the electric motor could be used on its own for zero-emission motoring.
To further reduce fuel usage, the Ford GT-V concept would be fitted with an advanced stop-start system which would cut the engine when the vehicle is stationary.
Lightweight composite materials would be used throughout the car to keep weight to a minimum.
Designer: Andrus Ciprian