The Ford GT and the Mustang, both iconic cars rolling out of the American automotive giant’s production line. While both of them are magnificent pieces of machineries, how awesome would it be to have both of them mashed into a single car? Enter the Grand Turismo Tribute (GTT), the brainchild of Zero to 60 designs, a fusion of the Ford Mustang and the Ford GT.
Zero to 60 designs have set a very high benchmark for themselves, aiming to be one of the top automotive and architectural design houses in America. They plan to focus on custom builds as well as dabble on the arena of automotive OEMS. Their business motto: “Tell us what you want built and we will not only build it, but we’ll build it faster and more efficiently than anyone else.”
Kenny Pfitzer, founder and CEO of Zero to 60 Designs, has over 20 years of experience in automotive design and his name is stapled on projects like the Ford Branco Concept.
The GTT is set to be unveiled at the SEMA this week. This automotive minotaur has the body of a Mustang but the intricate design detailing of the GT. The classic and timeless beauty was sketched, designed and hand crafted to perfection by the Zero to 60 team. Highest quality PGG professional paint resulted in the lush paintwork of the GTT which was done in-house as well. Having a clear and crisp look from the front bumper to the back, Zero to 60 tied the elegance knot with a cherry on top by adding solar guard window protection and tinting.
Under the hood, there is a sweet 5.0-liter coyote V8 engine churning out 800 BHP with a little help from ProCharger’s supercharger. The drive train throttles to full power, quite literally in the same time it takes you to blink. A dual exhaust from Magnaflow whistles out a sweet tone that you’d chose to hear over any music in the car. The exhaust system improves the performance as well as help with the outlook of the car not that it needs any help in that department, the exterior of the GTT is superb.
Zero to 60 went all out berserk on the performance and handling. The GTT stands on a special pro-street S suspension from Eibach, Brembo brakes and Pirelli P-Zeros shoes on a 22 inch HRE performance P204 titanium alloy wheels, all of these to take care of the handling department. The aspiring design house also got a performance company to collaborate with them and help the GTT in achieving optimal performance.
The interior wasn’t designed for luxury, rather it provides an immediate connection between the driver and the vehicle. The custom made seats are comfortable and snug, and all that leather certainly helps with the feel of the car. The driver has access to a wide range of controls and the dashboard provide a picturesque view of the classical gauges inlayed with carbon fiber.
The GTT is a bold attempt at creating something inspirational, an aspiring vehicle that demonstrates the power, control and excitement that modern muscle cars can bring to the table. Zero to 60 sought to offer homage to the Ford GT, and they have poured in their passion and innovative ingenuity onto the GTT in an attempt to provide a truly beautiful driving experience.