Our research returned this definition of awesome, Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear. We’re intrigued by this particular interpretation, especially the negative concepts of apprehension and fear. Keep this definition in mind when you look at Jason Steven’s awesome 1187WHP Ford GT.
The Aventador screams, leaves hard and pulls out a huge lead as the Evo sits spooling up. But that all changes once the Evo launches—its boost spikes, its turbo howls and the 8 puts JDM foot to Italian ass. When it’s all said and done, the 165-mph Lambo’s loss is measured in bus lengths, and the Evo’s trap speed hits 202 mph!
In the case of this 650-horsepower Ferrari 430, there’s a bicycle that’s faster.
Last week we introduced the wide-body components and our overall objective for the exterior. We wanted to go after an appearance that nobody has yet to complete, and yet is attainable for anybody who wants an aggressive, track-oriented look. At the same time, we want the finished product to have a fit and finish that appears to come straight from the factory. To achieve that level of perfection, we knew Paul Silva and SLVA Automotive Studio would be the company responsible for all the bodywork and exterior modifications. All of which brings us to this week’s installment where we discuss the processes that SLVA employs to mold in the body kit and create the unique and clean look we require.
As you recently read, we’ve completed modifying the cylinder heads and valve train to make sure the FA20 has sufficient and efficient breathing ability. In this installment, we’re going to pull back the curtain on what was done to modify the cooling, lubrication and fuel/spark systems to withstand the power and reliability we expect to achieve with this build.