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Ford GT LM
Debut Series 2009 New Models
Produced 2009-Present
Designer John Violette
Number N4042
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Description

The Ford GT LM is an American mid-engine two-seater sports car that was produced by Ford for the 2005 and 2006 model years. A completely redesigned Ford GT is planned to enter production in 2016 as a 2017 model.

The Ford GT began as a concept car designed in anticipation of the automaker's centennial year and as part of its drive to showcase and revive its "heritage" names such as Mustang and Thunderbird. At the 1995 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford GT90 concept was shown. Carroll Shelby was brought in by Ford to help develop the Ford GT; which included performance testing of the prototype car. While the project was still secret, it was called Petunia.

Like many exotic vehicles, when the Ford GT was first released, the demand outpaced supply, and the cars initially sold for premium prices. The first private sale of Ford's new mid-engine sports car was completed on August 4, 2004, when former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley took delivery of his Midnight Blue 2005 Ford GT. Shirley earned the right to purchase the first production Ford GT (chassis #10) at a charity auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Auction after bidding over $557,000 (~€500,000). A few other early cars sold for as much as a US$100,000 (~€88,000) premium over the suggested retail price of $139,995 (~€124,000) (Ford increased the MSRP to $149,995 (~€133,000) on July 1, 2005). Optional equipment available included a McIntosh sound system, racing stripes, painted brake calipers, and forged alloy wheels adding $13,500 (~€12,000) to the retail price. The production run of 4,038 GTs ended the 2006 model year on September 21, 2006, short of the originally planned 4,500. The Wixom Assembly Plant has stopped production of all models as of May 31, 2007. Sales of the GT continued into 2007, from cars held in storage and in dealer inventories. During the GT's lifetime, the car was featured on the cover of the video game Gran Turismo 4, and was also featured in Need for Speed: ProStreet.

The mid-mounted 5.4 L Modular V8 engine is all-aluminum with a Lysholm twin screw-type supercharger. It features a forged rotating assembly housed in an aluminum block designed specifically for the GT program. A dry sump oiling system is employed, allowing the engine to sit low in the car's frame. The DOHC 4-valve heads are a revision of the 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R cylinder heads (with slightly increased wall casting thickness in the exhaust port). The camshafts have unique specifications, with more lift and duration than those found in the Shelby GT500. Power output is 550 hp (410 kW) at 6,500 rpm and generates 500 lb·ft (678 N·m) of torque at 3,750 rpm. A Ricardo six-speed manual transmission is fitted featuring a helical limited-slip differential. Car and Driver magazine tested the GT in January 2004 and recorded a 0-60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) time of 3.3 seconds.

Even though this diecast model features a LeMans racing setup, including the huge rear spoiler and down-to-the-ground chin spoiler, a real life version of such car never existed. There was never a Ford GT racing in LeMans with such a big spoiler.

Versions

The Ford GT LM has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
039 2009 2009 New Models #39 Satin Blue White, Black & Gold tampos, '1' & race deco on sides, stripes across top Black / Plastic Clear Black PR5 N4042 Malaysia Fordgt
039 2009 2009 New Models #39 Pearl White Blue, White & Red tampos, '1' & race deco on sides, stripes across top Black / Plastic Blue Black PR5 N4042 Malaysia Base code(s): B45 Ford GT LM - 09NM White
- 2010 Speed Machines Turquoise White, Black, Yellow & Blue tampos, '6' & race deco on sides, stripes across top, '6' on hood Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Grey Yellow Line grey CM6 R8504 Malaysia FordGTLM speed1
- 2010 Speed Machines Metalflake Black White, Gold, Red & Blue tampos, '2' & race deco on sides, stripes across top, '2' on hood Dark Grey / Plastic Clear Pearl Gold Chrome & Gold CM6 T4435 Malaysia FordGTLM speed2
157 (USA) 2010 HW Racing 9/10 Green Black & White tampos, '1' & stripes on sides, stripes on hood Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Black PR5 R7582 Malaysia Base code(s): C26 FordGTLM Racing green
157 (USA) 2010 HW Racing 9/10 Yellow Black & White tampos, '1' & stripes on sides, stripes on hood Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Grey PR5 R7582 Malaysia Kmart exclusive Ford GT LM Kmart 2010
219 2011 Thrill Racers: Raceway 3/6 Orange Light Blue, White & Black stripes & '7' on sides & hood, race deco on sides Black / Plastic Clear Light Grey Chrome Blue & Black OH5SP T9926 Malaysia Base code(s): D11, D12

Named Ford GT

FordGTLM Raceway Orange
219/244 2011 Thrill Racers - Raceway 3/6 Dark Blue Red, White & Black stripes & '7' on sides & hood, race deco on sides Dark Grey / Plastic Clear Black Chrome Red 10SP V0033 Malaysia Base code(s): D26, D37

Named Ford GT

Ford GT (800x600)
054 2012 Treasure Hunts 4/15 Red White & Light Blue stripes on sides & across top, '4' on sides & hood Grey / Plastic Blue Grey PR5 V5342 Malaysia Base code(s): D42 IMG 5543
N/A 2013 Hot Wheels Boulevard Black & Yellow Black stripes on sides & roof, Yellow stripes on hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Yellow Yellow RR10SP X9292 Malaysia

Base code(s): F05

Named Ford GT

2013-HWB-FordGT-Yellow
24 / 30 2014 Hot Wheels Cool Classics Spectrafrost Silver Red & Blue stripes on sides, Red stripes on hood, Blue stripes on roof Unpainted / Metal Clear Blue RSW BDR45 Thailand Base code(s): G49 HW-2014-Cool Classics--24-Ford GT.
182 / 250 2016 HW Speed Graphics Light Blue Orange stripe op top & sides, Dark Blue "15" in White circle on sides & hood, HW, Ford & Gulf logo on sides Orange / Plastic Tinted (Black) Black Chrome Orange & Black PR5 DHR78 Malaysia Base code(s): H41

Named Ford GT

2016 Ford GT LM
182 / 250 2016 HW Speed Graphics 7/10 Unpainted Orange stripe op top & sides, Dark Blue "15" in White circle on sides & hood, HW, Ford & Gulf logo on sides Light Blue / Plastic Tinted (Blue) Black Chrome Orange & Black PR5 DHX89 Malaysia Base code(s): J13

Named Ford GT

HW Ford-GT-(LM) Silver 2016 RF DSCF8814
3 / 8 2016 Gran Turismo Series Matte Black '4' & Gran Turismo logo on sides & top, sponsor logos on sides Black / Plastic Clear Grey White & Black PR5 DJL15 Thailand Base code(s): J15 Ford GT LM package front
1 / 5 2016 Hot Wheels Entertainment - Gran Turismo Flat Black ? Unpainted / Metal Clear ? Goodyear Eagle Chrome & Black D7SPRR ? Malaysia Base code(s): Image Not Available

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