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Ford Indigo concept car photos and detail

By luanpa in | January 4, 2010 | Comments Off on Ford Indigo concept car photos and detail

Ford first show het Indigo concept in 1996. Ford  Indigo concept is a -12 concept sports car that takes its design and technology inspiration from some of the fastest cars in the world, Indy car and Formula 1 racing cars.

The Ford Indigo concept combines Ford and primarily Indy car technologies Two versions of the car have been produced: a non-driveable Show car that will tour the major international auto shows in 1996; and a fully-functional, engineered and driveable model, nicknamed the Go car by the Indigo team.

 The Ford Indigo concept is equipped with an all-new V-12 engine developed by the Core & Advanced Powertrain Engineering team within Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Technology group, the organization responsible for generating new technologies for future production vehicles.The V-12 is a 6.0-liter, four-cam, 48-valve, 60 degree engine which currently has an output of 435 hp (SAE net) at 6,100 rpm and 405 lbs-ft torque at 5,250 rpm. The engine is still undergoing development testing, but these are the expected final horsepower/torque levels when the engine is tuned to meet current and future projected emissions levels running through catalysts fitted to the stainless steel exhaust system.

The basis for the V-12 is the current production 3.0-liter Duratec V-6 engine used in the 1996 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. It uses the same bore and stroke dimensions (89.0 mm x 79.5 mm) as the Duratec, and also shares its pistons, rings, rods, valves, valve seals, valve springs and retainers.

However, the V-12 block and cylinder heads are all-new, cast from 356-T6 aluminum alloy by Cosworth in Great Britain. The cylinder heads retain the Duratec’s combustion chamber and exhaust port design. The intake ports incorporate a new, tumble-port design that creates low-rpm, intake-charge turbulence without the need for throttling one of each pair of intake valves.

Ford Indigo Concept

Ford Indigo Concept

Ford Indigo Concept

Ford Indigo Concept

In-details

engine: V12
valvetrain: DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement: 5935 cc / 362.2 in³
bore: 89.0 mm / 3.5 in
stroke: 79.5 mm / 3.13 in
compression: 10.0:1
power: 324.4 kw / 435.0 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific: output 73.29 bhp per litre
bhp/weight: bhp per tonne
torque: 549.1 nm / 405.0 ft lbs @ 5250 rpm

body / frame: Cabon Fibre
driven wheels: Mid Engine / RWD
front tires: F 335/30ZR-17
rear tires”: R 355/35ZR-18
front brakes: Vented Discs
f brake size: x 335 mm / x 13.2 in
rear brakes: Vented Discs
r brake size: x 356 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheels: F 43.2 x 58.4 cm / 17.0 x 23.0 in
rear wheels: R 45.7 x 63.5 cm / 18.0 x 25.0 in
steering : Rack & Pinion
weight: 1043 kg / 2299 lbs
wheelbase: 2896 mm / 114.0 in
front track: 1758 mm / 69.2 in
rear track: 1702 mm / 67.0 in
length: 4453 mm / 175.3 in
width: 2052 mm / 80.8 in
height: 1003 mm / 39.5 in
transmission: 6-Speed Manual w/sequential shift
gear ratios: 1
top speed: 273.6 kph / 170.0 mph
0 – 60 mph: 3.9 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile 12.0 seconds



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