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Dan McClinton
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Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept

The Shelby GR-1 concept establishes itself as one of the most contemporary and dramatic front-engine, two-seat, fastback supercars. This running prototype impresses with a 605-horsepower, 390-cubic-inch all-aluminum V-10 engine, a road-tested version of the Ford GT suspension and a stunning new polished-aluminum body.

GR-1 combines modern sculptured surfaces and a muscular fastback design into a car that could succeed the Ford GT once its production cycle concludes. All of the sophisticated mechanicals of this extraordinary coupe are wrapped in a sleek, muscular aluminum skin left bare and polished bright. The result is a forward-looking supercar with attention-grabbing Ford presence and Carroll Shelby inspiration.

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New Cars: The Shelby® GT350R Mustang
Ford today unveiled the new Shelby® GT350R Mustang, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever built. In 1965, Ford and Carroll Shelby developed a road-racing version of the popular Ford Mustang – the Shelby GT350 Competition model. Lighter, more powerful and with a highly developed suspension, it is one of the most iconic racing Mustangs ever produced.

Arriving later this year, the new Shelby GT350R has been designed and engineered in the same spirit, delivering never-before-seen track capability from a Mustang – thanks to innovations in aerodynamics, chassis engineering and light-weighting. The car features the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft – the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced – plus a specially tuned suspension. It is fitted with revised spring rates and antiroll bars, lower ride height, unique track-tuned alignment settings, revised bushings and jounce bumpers, cross-axis ball joints in the front suspension, and revised calibration controlling the MagneRide dampers.

Track technology for the street
Lightweight carbon fiber wheels are standard on Shelby GT350R, making Ford the first major automaker to introduce this innovative wheel technology as standard equipment. Carbon fiber wheels have been offered on only a handful of exotic supercars and will benefit Shelby GT350R performance by shaving critical unsprung weight and reducing rolling inertia. The 19x11-inch front and 19x11.5-inch rear wheels provide approximately 13 pounds of unsprung weight reduction per wheel and offer higher levels of stiffness than equivalent aluminum wheels. The lightweight wheels will be shod in Michelin’s top-shelf Pilot Sport Cup 2 high-performance tires with rubber compound and a construction unique to Shelby GT350R. This combination of incredibly stiff and light wheels with bespoke tires offers customers exceptional steering feel and levels of performance.

Weight reduction in pursuit of performance
Ford engineers delivered against aggressive targets for weight reduction on the Shelby GT350R. If a part did not make the car faster around a road course, it was considered for deletion. Items removed include air conditioning, the stereo system, rear seats, trunk floorboard and carpet, backup camera and emergency tire sealer and inflator. Exhaust resonators also have been removed for weight savings with the benefit of creating a sharper exhaust tone. Shelby GT350R is more than 130 pounds lighter than the Shelby GT350 Track Pack model, which has proven its durability in multiple 24-hour racetrack tests. For customers seeking more comfort in their Shelby GT350R, Ford is offering an optional Electronics Package. Included is dual-zone air conditioning, 8-inch touch screen with navigation, seven-speaker audio system, turn signal mirrors and more.

Aggressive aerodynamics
Shelby GT350R has been optimized for aerodynamic excellence. Details including the hood vent for heat extraction and lift reduction, underbody belly pans front and rear, an aggressive diffuser, vented wheel wells and turbulence-reducing fender vents, wheel air curtains and side skirts all remain on Shelby GT350R, but the car’s downforce capability has been increased. Revisions to the front splitter maximize downforce, while an all-new high-efficiency carbon fiber rear wing has been added in anticipation of competition. The wing moves the vehicle’s center of pressure rearward while improving downforce and lift balance – ideal for high-speed track work.

World-class powertrain
The new 5.2-liter dual-overhead-cam V8 engine is the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft – an architecture typically found only in racing applications or exotic European sports cars. Unlike traditional V8s, where the connecting rods are attached to the crankshaft at 90-degree intervals, this design evenly spaces all crank pins at 180-degree intervals to optimize high-speed engine breathing. It is the most powerful naturally aspirated production Ford engine ever, with more than 500 horsepower and more than 400 lb.-ft. of torque.

An air-to-oil engine oil cooler typically found only on race cars maintains engine temperatures under the most severe conditions, as does a standard cooler for the six-speed manual transmission. A Ford-tuned limited-slip Torsen differential with 3.73 axle ratio is optimized for cornering grip and straight-line traction, while an electronically modulated rear-mounted air-to-oil differential cooler maintains ideal temperatures during track driving.

Dedicated R design details
Aside from carbon fiber wheels, larger front splitter and rear wing, Shelby GT350R features distinct design details. Exterior touches include red painted brake calipers, red pin striping at the edges of the optional over-the-top racing stripes and Shelby GT350R badging. Inside is high-contrast red stitching, Shelby GT350R badging and the D-shaped steering wheel fitted with a red center mark at the top.

New breed of performance
The limited-production Shelby GT350R will be available in the United States and Canada later this year, and is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020.

#shelbymustang   #musclecars   #americancars   #auto   #car  
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Meet the all-new #FordGT supercar which debuted at #FordNAIAS today.

View the +Ford Motor Company album here: plus.google.com/+ford/posts/8i3KczigsVy
Confirmed: it will come to Europe.

#FordPerformance
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Experience All Eight Hype Videos During Cowboys “#FinishTheFight” Series http://oak.ctx.ly/r/2azvc
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Merry Christmas!
 
Looks like we're ALL getting in the #Marvel holiday spirit this week!
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We've amped up the Apache helicopter with our color #sensor. Now in color, the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor, or the "eyes of the Apache," provides AH-64 Apache pilots with advanced targeting and pilotage in day, night, adverse weather and extreme environmental conditions. Learn more: http://lmt.co/1A8G8tx
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Get that guy away from my car.
 
President +Barack Obama tours +Ford Motor Company's Wayne Assembly plant, falls in love with the 2015 Ford Mustang. Read more and watch the video footage here:

http://motrolix.com/2015/01/president-obama-visits-ford-plant-lusts-2015-mustang-video/

+Ford Motor Company | +Ford Mustang List 
With resident car-nut Joe Biden along for the ride, President Obama stopped by Ford's Wayne assembly plant to tout Detroit's recovery since 2009.
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What will tomorrow's #Orion flight test entail? Here's an infographic of things to look for: http://1.usa.gov/1tcwbHn 
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Education
  • Jefferson Moore High School
    1978
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco
    Drafting and Design, 1982 - 1984
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Story
Tagline
If you were a hot dog and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
Introduction
Wars started, revolutions quelled...see me for your attack helicopter needs.
Bragging rights
Survived 3 OIF tours as an AH-64D pilot in command
Work
Occupation
Program Manager for the Bell 412 Training Program
Skills
Photography, Flight Instruction
Employment
  • Flight Safety International
    BH 412 Program Manager, 2013 - present
  • FlightSafety International
    Instructor, 2011 - 2013
    Instructor on the Bell 412 Helicopter.
  • US Army
    Chief Warrant Officer, 1986 - 2011
    I flew helicopters and broke things.
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Currently
Irving, TX
Previously
Belton, TX - Camp Taji, Iraq - Waco, TX
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