Trend Vehicle Test
Coming in the October Issue
July 1, 2004
are going to go to the Arizona desert in late June, it might
as well be to see three great country Super cars (Germany,
Italy, and America). On the left is the Porsche Carrera GT,
in the center is the Enzo Ferrari, and on the right is the
new Ford GT (also known as the GT 40). The test was held at
the Ford Motor Company Proving Grounds outside of Kingman,
Arizona. We were all here for a Motor Trend Magazine road
test which will hit the stands in the October issue.
most exciting for me to see the Porsche and my long time friend,
Bob Carlson, let me drive it.
and the Ford were represented by Factory Tech Specialists,
who took care of their cars during the test. All of these
guys are brilliant engineers and technicians. Bob Carlson,
Porsche North America PR Boss, represented the GT with Bill,
the tech man.
pictures were taken by my disposable Kodak camera. I'll let
Motor Trend do the story.
shots, but not simple cars.
was represented by Kent Harrison, Performance Development
Supervisor and Dan Paeth (Super Dan). Dan was responsible
for assembling the prototypes. Kent told me that nobody knows
the GT better than Dan. These guys were awesome! The car speaks
crooked, not the car, the photographer.
really say retro??
charged and all.
invited by my old mate, Preston Henn, to be his technical
advisor representing the Enzo Ferrari. I have actually worked
on three Ferrari's in my day (all Preston's), so it might
seem funny that I am representing Ferrari and not Porsche
at this test. We are going to let Motor Trend give you all
the story and specifications between the three cars. The Enzo,
being the most expensive.....
interior, paddle shift, no radio...