Randy - your pics are the best!
Kudos to Ford for having the balls to do this kind of program. It's one thing to build a race car and quite another to build a street-legal race car! All the safety requirements - door beams, bumper beams, airbags, etc add weight.... as does AC. Let's hope AC-delete is an option for the really hard-core guys who may really track this beast. Perhaps one of biggest challenges of this "street-legal" aspect is the required emissions components. Having to employ a supercharger to achieve the desired HP in an emissions-compliant way is (IMO) is the most concerning of the necessary evils but I'm sure the Ford & MM Engineers still have a few aces up their sleeve.
Maybe you are confusing emissions with CAFE (corporate avg fuel economy) - but EACH vehicle much meet emissions standards. That said, making at 800HP NA engine that is also emissions compliant is a very tall order. Hence the use of forced induction. Likely many decisions in the back room between turbos and/or SC, but SC's do offer superior low-end (pull me around this corner) power and Ford likely has more experience using them than any other manufacturer. Yes, GM has been using them in (hobbyist) track-driven vettes for the last several years... but many of us know how challenging it has been to keep temps under control for anything longer than a few laps in 90F+ ambient temps.Could it be due to Fords commitment
to build EV's in mass quantities
(Supposed zero emission vehicles) there is a trade off allowing them to build a forced induction/high horsepower vehicle now and then with lessened emissions requirements?
Is Kevin going to be doing deliveries again? Lol
C'est le début....Will there be a Lemans trip this summer?