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GTJack

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There aren't adequate words to describe how incredible the car looks!

Question: in the video of DBK driving into Cars n Coffee there is something blue and yellow showing in the duct in the door under the numeral 2. Is that something added you added to keep Detroit sand and gravel from blasting the door?
 

DBK

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There aren't adequate words to describe how incredible the car looks!

Question: in the video of DBK driving into Cars n Coffee there is something blue and yellow showing in the duct in the door under the numeral 2. Is that something added you added to keep Detroit sand and gravel from blasting the door?
The clear bra guy was on vacation this week. That area where air flows through comes out right along the CF rocker. I used xpel tracwrap (temporary clear bra primarily for track days) all over the inside of that area and then trimmed cardboard pieces to close the hole and blue taped them in place so pebbles wouldn't spray down the rocker. Once I parked, I removed one and Garen Nicoghosian (GT design staff) removed the other. I also put the tracwrap all over the wheel wheels and lower carbon edges, and then put a sign in the car. :lol

tracwrap.jpg
 

BtwoG

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Is it there yet? Is it there yet?
 

Sinovac

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There aren't adequate words to describe how incredible the car looks!

Question: in the video of DBK driving into Cars n Coffee there is something blue and yellow showing in the duct in the door under the numeral 2. Is that something added you added to keep Detroit sand and gravel from blasting the door?
Jack, that looks like cardboard and blue painters tape to me.
 

Ed Sims

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Yes, it's today!

Ed
 

DBK

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On the topic of clear bra, I would recommend put paint protection film on as much of the car as you can. There are so many areas where air flows through that it's just ripe to get whacked and chipped. And I shudder at the thought of the exposed carbon lowers getting wasted, which they definitely will if you don't clear film them. I would even think about double CF in the keel area. You'll rarely see it but it's such beautiful hardware I shudder to think of it getting pelted at high speed.

The tires are VERY sticky as well. Between the sticky tires and the crazy air movement, just do it immediately rather than waiting. I'd also clear film the carbon sills if you get an optional interior. It's a replaceable component but why bother, just clear bra it from the start.
 

DBK

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The space in the middle gets a new resident.

 

DBK

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Funny how in like every video as soon as the car drops into vMax mode you hear people go "ooooohhh ffuuuuuuck." :lol
 

Cobrar

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If you're talking against the wall, you'd better plan on moving out at least a couple of those cars. Door openings are around 30" from side of car to extended tip of the door - somebody told me that.
 

PL510*Jeff

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Backup camera is excellent. Sync works great, Car Play works great .
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DBK

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Yeah Rex, not the giant empty space in the middle, the one along the wall :lol
 

PeteK

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I'd be afraid to drive that thing as much as I drive my '05. Somehow, I don't mind a few nicks and scratches on mine, but maybe because it already has a few.
 

davefordgt

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Feb 10, 2006
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People who are ordering the cars know all the details as far as price and available options. that's all that matters. there are no secrets.. it's just a ninja society kind of thing.. :lol

was just wondering curious how much ford charge for tit exhaust vs McLaren options so assume ford wont let any one scan and post their sticker then is that why big secret? maybe some day I can join the ninja society on the 2nd round of GTs
 

CJ428

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alright just a few days away.
 

thegtguy

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Apr 20, 2006
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That was fun! First time an 05/06 and a 17+ have been on the road together and they look GREAT! Thank you Mr. Brooks for bringing the machine out! Maybe during the fall we'll switch, I'll bring the 06 and you bring the new one?

Lots of good photographers there so there should be some sweet photos when everyone has a chance to edit.


Thanks DBK, no problem on coming out as it was our pleasure. You made quite the entrance with the NFGT and it was quite the show to see the new car on the streets. Hopefully some of the video my boy took will turn out ok. Will be good to see more video of it moving on the road. A few pics from my view and some others before the drive.














Vmax mode!!! Only while engine is running.
 

DBK

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was just wondering curious how much ford charge for tit exhaust vs McLaren options so assume ford wont let any one scan and post their sticker then is that why big secret? maybe some day I can join the ninja society on the 2nd round of GTs
Tit exhaust was definitely not on my options list. :lol

I don't really think Ford cares, but I don't think you're gonna find many people in a hurry to post their window stickers. Lots of info on there. And every sticker has the car as configured on it as the background. Nice touch.

At the end of the day, the car is $450k. My feeling is most cars will MSRP between ~$475k and ~$510k. Beyond that, I would just say for a car that is years away from being available, why the big interest?
 

STORMCAT

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The clear bra guy was on vacation this week. That area where air flows through comes out right along the CF rocker. I used xpel tracwrap (temporary clear bra primarily for track days) all over the inside of that area and then trimmed cardboard pieces to close the hole and blue taped them in place so pebbles wouldn't spray down the rocker. Once I parked, I removed one and Garen Nicoghosian (GT design staff) removed the other. I also put the tracwrap all over the wheel wheels and lower carbon edges, and then put a sign in the car. :lol

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funny.. :biggrin
 

Roadtrip

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Dream Garage!!! Awesome!
 

DBK

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[video=youtube;NswfqpKe14s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NswfqpKe14s[/video]
 

JohnKeil

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Gongrats Dave!

I'll be in Detroit the following week! Maybe I'll see you ripping through town!

In case that doesn't happen, looking forward to seeing pics!
 
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