What the hell happened to the Ford GT90?

29 júl 2020
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It was a legendary design that looked like it was going to get past the the concept car stage, so why didn't the Ford GT90 make it to production? Mike Fernie has done some digging to find out.
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  • Remember seeing this as a kid man

    Stephen CaputoStephen Caputo23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Got my first 100hr paychecks working on this. The stories I could tell.....it is sitting on XJ 220 prototype 001 I still have the clutch pedal from it, carved out of billet aluminum. 😎🤫

    Paul MulreadyPaul Mulready4 dögum síðan
  • what sticks to me is ....ford is a force to be wrecken with... GT90 is a beauty

    Roland MendozaRoland Mendoza10 dögum síðan
  • Well if the Ford GT40 was 40 inches high, the GT90 must have been a tall tale. 🤣

    Defiance 32Defiance 3214 dögum síðan
  • If they released this today it will sell out fast

    Joe DibJoe Dib16 dögum síðan
  • Full marks for the orange watch ✅

    Lima WhiskeyLima WhiskeyMánuði síðan

    Sara KudrnaSara KudrnaMánuði síðan
  • Thanks for the shoutout of NFS II

    Ben GolanBen GolanMánuði síðan
  • ford was planning to go production with it, but scrapped that plan for some reason, based on some info i'd found from another vid.. and yes, i also remember this beast from nfs2 as well

    NiteRiderEVONiteRiderEVOMánuði síðan
  • I love this Car. First time i Play this Car is Sega GT 2002.

    GTmaster2008GTmaster2008Mánuði síðan
  • it was in the gran turismo 2 where i saw it first

    Paul RipperPaul RipperMánuði síðan
  • I was 4 or 5 when i first fell in love with this car. And now twenty years later, I still believe this is the most beautiful car i laid eyes upon. It's so elegant I'd hate to see a license plate stuck on it.

    A MA MMánuði síðan
  • I had a poster of this car when I was a teenager back in 1995. Also, I remember the shock of this design back then

    BaselBaselMánuði síðan
  • As much as i have fond memories of the GT90, one car stands out as even more legendary as concept than it - the Audi Avus quattro. This was a true alien spaceship to the point where now, almost 30 years later, if you just replace the light bulbs with LEDs, it still looks futuristic and like something that came from 10-20 into the future. It was the most sought-after wrapper from the Turbo bubble gums in the 90s. I traded my whole collection 100+ individual ones, just for this one and when i showed with it at school, for like 2 weeks i was the hottest news on the yard. Ferraris like F40, F355 and F50 always had special place in my heart, but the Avus, it made evolve from a boy into a man i just a moment at the age of 7.

    QuantumS1ngularityQuantumS1ngularityMánuði síðan
  • It's very sad that this car was not finally produced. I remember that I loved driving this car in Need For Speed II and I was dream to see this car in real life. Cockpit view inside car project look great.

    GregGregMánuði síðan
  • You forgot about the Mazda Furai. An amazing rotary powered concept car that sounded like an V12 f1 car and looked amazing.

    rparellorparelloMánuði síðan
  • Usa no replacement for displacement yeah V12 what only 400bhp? Ok quad turbo's. UK v6 400bhp easy oh you want a turbo too okay. Also jaguar wanted v12 quad turbo didnt they for the xj220 more proof when usa wants a great car it shops in uk. Cobra, Lola mk6, xj220, lotus elise all had Americans fooled as American.

  • I would rather have the Shelby Cobra remake

    Richard ScottRichard Scott2 mánuðum síðan
  • No link in the description... for those wanting the link to the video about how Ford can change the design for racing: isworlds.info/item/1a-HiNeCxaO0k28/v-deo

    Simon HigginsSimon Higgins2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we add the Cadillac Elmiraj to the list? I know it's not a sports car or GT but I am so disappointed they didn't produce it.

    Neil MartinezNeil Martinez2 mánuðum síðan
  • My favourite concept car of all time was the Audi Le Mans Quattro, and no, the R8 isn’t the same car.

    HekateHekate2 mánuðum síðan
  • Anyone else just realised that that car is quite literally a ford Ka with a makeover

    M4D_MARK_XTr3MeM4D_MARK_XTr3Me2 mánuðum síðan
  • the poster for need for speed 2. This car still looks so fresh 20 years later. man!

    Yilang ChenYilang Chen2 mánuðum síðan
  • Looks like I'm the dissenting voice. What a hideous mess of random lines at all odd angles. This illustrates how easily the aesthetic design of a midengine platform can so easily go horribly wrong. Better that they gave it a miss and gave us the 2005 GT and the 2017 GT instead.

    Robert MillerRobert Miller2 mánuðum síðan
  • When I was a kid this featured in the 'coming soon' section of my 'supercars' book of every car in the world capable of over 150mph. I'm still waiting! On a separate note, how massive would that book be now!?!

    GoldenwolfteethGoldenwolfteeth2 mánuðum síðan
  • i remember it, wow a long time ago

    thomas beauvaisthomas beauvais2 mánuðum síðan
  • Really now ? V 12 ? Last time i checked that was the FIRST car in the world with 16 cylinders engine and 4 turbos ever produced .

    George IsaakGeorge Isaak2 mánuðum síðan
  • The GT90 has to be my favorite concept car. I remember seeing it before need for speed 2 came out, and when I seen it in that game I was happy as can be.

    madmax2069madmax20692 mánuðum síðan
  • I had the privilege of working on the gt90 ~6 years back when it was brought out of one private collection and sold to another. True story is that ford accidentally sold it for $1 to the first private owner as part of a lump prototype vehicle lot purchase which were to be destroyed or disassembled. This private owner had a contract with Ford for hauling and storing prototypes and show cars and was storing it at the time. When Ford realized what happened, the deal was legally done and an agreement was made that it would be forever preserved and not dismantled. I was tasked with making it run again. Petty wild setup, could clearly see where two cut up 32v 4.6 blocks were welded together into the v12. The turbos were completely fake however. The exhaust went through a turbine housing, but it was an empty turbo and the intake tract went straight from 90s Era Ford taurus air boxes to the intake manifolds. The chassis was crazy cool though, lots of billet aluminum cross members and aero tubing control arms. Whole oil pan was a billet dry sump setup also. I have pictures and a video of it running somewhere on a memory card.

    Matt WhitbreadMatt Whitbread2 mánuðum síðan
  • I forgot about that Lamborghini

    xXNeroXx XxXNeroXx X2 mánuðum síðan
  • The GT90 is extremely beautiful. Like it's how the future looks, curvish and edgy, yet not too toyish, but down-to-earth and sophisticated. Ford should bring it back.

    Nostrum84Nostrum842 mánuðum síðan
  • Anyone know this car from sega gt 2002

    X2shadX2shad2 mánuðum síðan
  • Nobody gonna mention Sega GT 2002?

    Brandon HartungBrandon Hartung2 mánuðum síðan
  • From the days prototypes had a combustion engine...And were no SUV's...sadly a trip on memory lane...

    VW GolfVW Golf2 mánuðum síðan
  • Look they remaking The Wraith I love that movie

    Joe LouJoe Lou2 mánuðum síðan
  • I remember this vehicle. It was not appealing then, and it is still not appealing now.

    Richard IkeRichard Ike2 mánuðum síðan
  • This was one of those "one day supercars will look like this" moments. Italdesign Scighera, Bertone Nivola, DeTomaso Guara...I always loved them all but the Nazca BMW was by far the best for german me, folowed by the Alfa SZ ;)

    YeeSoestYeeSoest2 mánuðum síðan
  • Ford needed a technology jump in order to build the GT90. They had nothing to base it off of. And they'd soon get it by reverse engineering a Ferrari 360 Modena when building the 2005 Ford GT.

    Rob LockhartRob Lockhart2 mánuðum síðan
  • The GT90 supposedly has a drag coefficient of .32 as compared to the Veyron's .36 in top speed mode. Bob Natkin, the designer of the GT90's engine, was quoted in a 1995 issue of Motortrend as saying the 720HP figure was produced with 6-8 PSI, but was capable of 900HP with the boost turned up. This car would have held the top speed record for sure.

    KniteKnite2 mánuðum síðan
  • It had a theoretical top speed of 253. But realistically it's actual top speed was no 30 or 40 like they limited the concept to. Ford did a test with it on their track with the turbos connected. It got to 235 MPH before overheating badly. So 235 is it's actual speed. Still slower than the F1. Still it was a cool creation by Ford. Just imagine if it went through. What kind of cars we have today would be different because of the old concepts of yesterday

    War ThunderWar Thunder2 mánuðum síðan
  • I used to have a scale model of this car as a kid. Loved it but forgot all about it till this video popped up. Thank you! Such a mega looking machine

    Michael RowdenMichael Rowden2 mánuðum síðan
  • If you ask me Bugatti stole the veron's proportions from this car.

    Kill em' to enjoy the silenceKill em' to enjoy the silence2 mánuðum síðan
  • Thanks for the great video subscribed

    Edward ChanceEdward Chance2 mánuðum síðan
  • The McLaren still is one of the best looking cars ever. Way better the gt90.

    Dontaye AlighieriDontaye Alighieri2 mánuðum síðan
  • I remember it from Sega GT 2002 myself, but it was also in Project Gotham Racing 3. Personally the car is gorgeous and looks better than 90% of the current cars made by Ford.

    J EJ E2 mánuðum síðan
  • So as of 2005(when I worked there), the actual Ford GT90 was in a warehouse at Roush Industries in Livonia, Michigan. It was parked next to the Orange Boss Mustang that was built in the mid 90’s for some magazine challenge with a 429 motor that was punched out and converted to fuel injection.

    Tim GTim G2 mánuðum síðan
  • I had to have one in every racing game back then lol

    LunamariaLunamaria2 mánuðum síðan
  • Use to love driving it in oldschool need for speed

    DR SensuBeanDR SensuBean2 mánuðum síðan
  • I liked the video until you mentioned something about electric motors!

    Eric FowlerEric Fowler2 mánuðum síðan
  • Well they can still make it and look like bonkers even today it's design is awesome and yeah the recipe is there V12 engine from 2 V6's ecoboost from the GT and sleek aerodynamics can definitely make it a top speed contender and on level with Bugattis and Koeniggseggs.

    dreadalexdreadalex2 mánuðum síðan
  • The exterior might have aged well but that interior.... Is just awful!

    Daniel Peixoto MartinsDaniel Peixoto Martins3 mánuðum síðan
  • I have a Modell in 1:18. Got it as a child. Must be nearly 30 years old now. Its still on my cupboard in my livingroom.

    Geggy0815Geggy08153 mánuðum síðan
  • 3 mil cheap?

    Raymx slapped y'allRaymx slapped y'all3 mánuðum síðan
  • Was this the car originally meant to come with Yamahas SHO v6? Or was it another mid engined concept

    ziPnAstyziPnAsty3 mánuðum síðan
  • why James May wear same shirt?

    ZGRAKIJUZGRAKIJU3 mánuðum síðan
  • First time and only time I saw this car was in need for speed 2 on psone

    Dennis BrownDennis Brown3 mánuðum síðan
  • FZR2000 If You know what i mean 😂😂

    sachin sharmasachin sharma3 mánuðum síðan
  • I used to have a lovely model of thos car from right after the concept was released... and I'm sad I can't remember what happened to it. 😥

    Kevin ReaganKevin Reagan3 mánuðum síðan
  • Had a die cast Maisto 1/24 ? Model of this car during the 90s. I still think its looks futuristic.

    airtec87airtec873 mánuðum síðan
  • One sweet looking car.

    jorge NUNEZjorge NUNEZ3 mánuðum síðan
  • Simple, its futuristic looks scared the old heads at Ford🤔

    ohbogeyohbogey3 mánuðum síðan
  • Waiting for the 2005 example with the modified and blueprinted truck 5.4L engine was a better choice, even better was the racing program (that gave legitimacy to the car) in 2016 with the 3rd generation car. Forcing something like this back in the 90s would have just made Ford file for bankruptcy when the bottom fell out in 2008...

    JPJP3 mánuðum síðan
  • What happened? It would have sapped $$$ from SUV development, (and in a way stunting the development of mustang performance today) so it was scrapped.

    JPJP3 mánuðum síðan
  • And the Ford Gt 90 wins

    Diwash1Diwash13 mánuðum síðan
  • I still have this in the box from 1995 or 1996 from MIASTO.

    Notmy RealnameNotmy Realname3 mánuðum síðan
  • First experience with this car was in gran turismo 2. Car was highly unstable and high speed and oversteered easily. But it was my favorite car.

    alex mejiaalex mejia3 mánuðum síðan
  • Cool fact: back in 1970, the porsche 917 long tail reached 240 mph. Yes its a racing prototype but still impressive.

    Tyrox 222Tyrox 2223 mánuðum síðan
  • I loved this car in NFS2

    Wycliff StudiosWycliff Studios3 mánuðum síðan
  • The the gt 40 was uglier so like Ford, they kept it..

    Island Rebel Ent.Island Rebel Ent.3 mánuðum síðan
  • Do yourself a favor and DON'T google that buggati. just don't.

    zounoa azounoa a3 mánuðum síðan
    • there is a reason why they are only showing it from the side

      zounoa azounoa a3 mánuðum síðan
  • It’s funny, people today don’t understand “Concept Cars” of decades past. This car was never going to be built, it was showcasing Fords ability as a Company.

    michael smithmichael smith3 mánuðum síðan
  • If Ford would release this car without any changes today (2020) it would be still futuristic. It was my favourite car in Need for Speed 2.

    eli gallereli galler3 mánuðum síðan
  • I just want the gt90 paint!!!!!

    mrexonmrexon3 mánuðum síðan
  • I Remember in Elementry School in a computer class we could play games in the PC after the work put up the teacher and the PC had the Game FORD RACING 2 n in it there ws the GT90

    Joao BaptistaJoao Baptista3 mánuðum síðan
  • The first time I saw that car and it was a Ford my thoughts was WAW....! . What's the chance of Ford resurrecting this car from the nineties, but updated for know as a add on to the GT stable ! , it would be Ford's signature car.

    Barrie WrightBarrie Wright3 mánuðum síðan
  • I would of love to see this car being terrorised by eBay turbocharged 90s Honda's

    just so 1just so 13 mánuðum síðan
  • It's the movie Demolition Man. If you know you know.

    Funk Worth AccordsFunk Worth Accords3 mánuðum síðan
  • this car still looks as futuristic as ever, also the sharp angles this car have might become a thing in the furure like the tesla cybertruck

    djaysenpaidjaysenpai3 mánuðum síðan
  • If you paint Ford on a rock and leave it outside for a week, you will find an oil slick on the ground under it when you pick it up.

    MostlyWeedMostlyWeed3 mánuðum síðan
  • So the real question is, why hasn’t someone bought this and hooked up the turbos? I don’t understand why ford engineers didn’t think it could handle the power if it was based off of a 213 mph chassis. Even still why was a car with a v12 only able to do 40 mph? Odd car.

    Starlight WolvesStarlight Wolves3 mánuðum síðan
  • All of them i remember from need for speed 2 except for the Lamborghini

    Wajid KhanWajid Khan3 mánuðum síðan
  • You can tell they pulled inspiration from the GT90 and applied it to the new GT.

    Justin HenryJustin Henry3 mánuðum síðan
  • So it was a rebadged Jag

    Christian O. HolzChristian O. Holz3 mánuðum síðan
  • it's criminal they didn't put this into production. best supercar ever forever

    DreamWarriorDreamWarrior3 mánuðum síðan
  • I vividly remember this from Need for Speed 2.

    TurboDieselDanTurboDieselDan3 mánuðum síðan
  • The interior looks like an ikea store

    MarshinatorMarshinator3 mánuðum síðan
  • I wished the GT-90 made it to production. I'm not a big Ford fan, but this car was beautiful.

    WdnUlik2noWdnUlik2no3 mánuðum síðan
  • Dauer 962 had 730hp and it had a top speed of 251 mph, so it was already doable in 1993 with that amount of power.

    Laggy LukeLaggy Luke3 mánuðum síðan
  • kinda crazy how much better than f1 was than this considering it was NA

    LlamaLlama3 mánuðum síðan
  • Dodge Copperhead- had a Hot Wheels of it or something when i was little. shame it didn't get built.

    Pete MartinPete Martin3 mánuðum síðan
  • I am almost tempted to pull out the PS2 I haven't used since 2005 to play GT2. Ah now where is my memory cards and game shark?

    devianbdevianb3 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we get the same video but on the Chrystler ME412, please?

    Jon GandyJon Gandy3 mánuðum síðan
  • If you released this car today, people would still think it looks modern.

    Matthew IrizarryMatthew Irizarry3 mánuðum síðan
    • Not really

      Pseudo MortalityPseudo MortalityMánuði síðan
    • Well, externally.

      Felix KüttFelix Kütt3 mánuðum síðan
  • Build a car with components that can’t support the engine power. So, in other words..., a practically useless BS project.

    mercoidmercoid3 mánuðum síðan
  • I first saw it as a 1/24th model car.

    Matt MMatt M3 mánuðum síðan
  • I liked for the shirt

    Cody PrestidgeCody Prestidge3 mánuðum síðan
  • Looks like a koenigsegg

    Alex ruizAlex ruiz3 mánuðum síðan
  • Still bummed you couldn’t drive the GT90 in Gran Turismo 2

    azz666azz6663 mánuðum síðan
  • The lamborghini wut?

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    MrLeo168MrLeo1683 mánuðum síðan