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I'm really hoping SLA and transaxle make their way onto normal mustangs in the future.GT350 can too with proper levels of camber. I just want that SLA front suspension and associated crossmember.
I agree with this... The "its just a mustang" comment makes absolutely no sense.I have seen a lot of comments like that. But I feel like we are attached to the name a bit too much.
At the end of the day you pay for the build of the car. Calling an LFA a “Prius GTD” doesn’t change the build and performance of the car.
Also I would assume the target customer already has a garage full of or has owned several $250k cars. Ferrari makes a successor to their main car very often. There will always be 911s GT(RS). McLaren 750s is the new girl on the block after just releasing the 765LT a few years ago.
Just my thoughts. If it posts lap times faster than your normal cars in that price range then I don’t see the issue.
The rear brake cooling solution is definitely interesting, going to the caliper instead of to the hub. I've personally never seen that before. I'm assuming it must be due to the way carbon ceramic rotors shed heat, so perhaps the caliper supplants the rotor as the area of concern.Found this very interesting
Probably be unpopular but why would anyone spend $300k on a Mustang? Do what you want to it , it’s still a Mustang..
Well we know at the very least the gentleman who posted above you will undoubtedly take his to the track.How many will Ford actually build? Is it going to be a lottery only purchase similar to the Ford GT? How many will get sucked up by actual enthusiast versus collectors that wrap them in plastic and store them in humidity controlled and conditioned chambers so they can cash in at the Barret Jackson or Mecum auction in 5-10 years?
Some value cars by the virginity of the odometer. Others value cars by the number of Miatas it can pass in one lap.It will be a system similar to the Ford GT , so sadly that will ensure a bunch will go into collections to be stored as 4 tired 401Ks. Sadly, selling high performance limited edition vehicles will often see the majority of the buyers barely driving them or putting them in a giant hermetically sealed chamber of preservation. I have been hammered with calls from past customers and the bulk of them are collectors and as I have no real skin in that super niche market anymore ( I can still help friends and racers with more conventional machines ) I have just directed them to those that can explain the situation. The one really good thing is if Mr. Benjamin Sloss gets one I can guarantee it will be " Hammer Time."
Every time we get a super special machine we wonder if anyone will actually use it for what we think it's intended use should be. The reality is those that actually track their cars ( TTs, HPDEs, autocross, Drag race , etc. ) is likely no more than 10-20% of the population and most of my friends in Marketing think the 20% is too high. So, go look in the mirror and realize you are a special breed and that is why this is such a great Forum to hang out at. You are part of Genus Trackraticus Superbious and though a small part of the Human Race , you understand the word Race truly defines you!
It's dual/double ball joint suspension, which has one joint in tension and one in compression. It's becoming a lot more popular with high-end marques within the last decade. It creates a virtual ball joint located outboard of the spindle (imagine the arm angles continuing until they intersect) that improves the scrub radius, steering, and brake packaging.Anyone know advantage of this style opposed to a conventional lower A-arm?
Great article on the double ball joint suspension. Ford engineers must have thought the improvements it offered was worth it as they did put it under the S550 rather then keeping the S197 setup.It's dual/double ball joint suspension, which has one joint in tension and one in compression. It's becoming a lot more popular with high-end marques within the last decade. It creates a virtual ball joint located outboard of the spindle (imagine the arm angles continuing until they intersect) that improves the scrub radius, steering, and brake packaging.
This seems like a great writeup if you want a deeper dive: https://www.theautopian.com/our-for...ouble-ball-joint-suspension-is-so-incredible/