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– The windscreen and the glass engine compartment cover in the rear of the new super sports car are made of this very thin and very light special glass <-! - sh_cad_2>
– weight saving for even more agile handling of the new Ford GT
– The US manufacturer Corning has launched Gorilla Glass in 2007 to market
The windscreen and the glass engine compartment cover in the rear of the new Ford GT supercar will be – for the first time in a production car – made of so-called Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass is a very thin, very lightweight and yet very resistant special glass, which the US manufacturer Corning in 2007 under the product name “Gorilla Glass” in particular for applications in the consumer electronics – as a cover glass for displays of portable electric devices with touch screens – on has brought to the market. In the course of developing the new Ford GT Ford engineers tested the consistent use of innovative lightweight materials and pushed it quickly to Gorilla Glass. After these glass technology had been thoroughly tested for use in the Ford GT, Ford developed together with Corning, the corresponding series-product of the new super sports car.
The Gorilla Glass technology
A conventional windshield consists of two laminated sheets of glass. This two-layer glass was originally introduced by Henry Ford in the US and has been used for nearly a century in the automotive industry for use (laminated safety glass).
Gorilla Glass, The manufacturer calls this hybrid glass, on the other hand is multilayered – consisting of a tough outer layer, a sound-absorbing intermediate layer and a further stabilizing inner layer. Nevertheless, the Gorilla Glass is only between three and four millimeters thick for the new Ford GT, whereas comparable conventional laminated glass between four and six millimeters
The bottom line is this. <- - sh_cad_6!>: The Gorilla Glass windscreen and the Gorilla Glass engine compartment cover of the new Ford GT are thinner despite the different glass layers between 25 and 50 percent – and by 12 pounds (about 5.4 kg) lighter – than comparable products from conventional glass. There are also advantages in terms of scratch resistance and breaking strength. <-! sh_cad_7 ->
For the driver of the new Ford GT, the weight advantage of Gorilla glass acts in an even better handling of – for less Vehicle weight will generally mean more agile driving characteristics. <-! sh_cad_8 ->
“Gorilla glass is a good example of how Ford works with suppliers to encourage innovation in all areas of our business,” Hau Thai said -Tang, Ford group vice president, Global Purchasing. “The Ford GT sets new standards in terms of the relationship between power and weight We look forward to the applications of these great new glass technology.”.
Wendell Weeks, CEO , Corning Incorporated, said: “This successful cooperation with Ford will help us to find innovative solutions for new applications Ford has recognized the value of our weight-saving glass technology and exploited the resources for a real production application Our Gorilla Glass survived thousands of hours.. durability test and will be first used in a production vehicle we are delighted to be able to accompany this innovation from the outset “..
The new Ford GT
The new Ford GT supercar is at the forefront of high-performance pilot program of Ford – he has an aerodynamically sophisticated carbon-fiber body and sets new standards in terms of lightweight construction and EcoBoost engine technology. With an output of more than 600 horsepower to be 3.5-liter six-cylinder Bi-Turbo is the strongest EcoBoost series aggregate at all. The power transmission to the rear wheels via a seven-course takes Ford PowerShift dual-clutch gearbox. Ultramodern, particularly lightweight composite materials are used. Thus, for example, the security cell as well as the carbon fiber body, the front and rear frame structures are made of aluminum. The result:. The Ford GT has a stunning acceleration, precise handling, stable braking and highest safety standards
The new Ford GT is expected to middle of next year on the market , The racing version of the new Ford GT will come already on 17 April 2016 Silverstone / Great Britain for use and for the first time on a European track.
Link to Ford GT / Gorilla Glass -Video
This link is a YouTube video about Ford GT / Gorilla Glass available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UENtstzpHU8&feature=youtu.be
Link to Ford GT Pictures
About the following link are pictures from the Ford GT (street and race version) available: http: //goodwood2015.fordpresskits. com / <- sh_cad_14 ->
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