There is no more prestigious engine int he automotive world than the smooth and complicated V12. Which one is your favorite?
[The new Ford GT isn't the first time Ford tried to do a radical take on the GT40. This is the quad-turbo V12 GT90, a carbon-bodied, 720 HP concept from 1995. Photo: Ford.]
Concept cars are, by their very nature, ephemeral creatures. They appear at auto shows, dazzle us or underwhelm us, and then disappear. Some go into production, some inspire later designs, but most vanish forever. But few — if any — concept cars have remained in our collective consciousness like the 1995 Ford GT90.
That photo above is Camilo Pardo parking his fifth Ford GT at a Detroit car show last weekend. Before judging the show, I pulled him aside to ask a few questions about how the GT came together.