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General Information
Vehicle Type: 2-door coupe, production car
Price: $---,---
Miles Per Gallon: --/-- mpg
Drivetrain
Configuration Mid Engine/RWD
Engine: Twin-Turbo V6
Displacement: 2800 cc
Horsepower: 580 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ ---- rpm
Max RPM: ---- rpm
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Dimensions
Weight: 2640 lbs
Height: --.- in
Length: ---.- in
Width: --.- in
Wheelbase: --.- in
Track: f: --.- / r: --.- in
Performance
0-60 mph: 3.3 sec
0-100 mph: --.- sec
Quarter Mile: --.- sec @ --- mph
Top Speed: 200 mph
Lateral Acceleration: .--g
Braking, 60-0 mph: --- ft
Slalom Speed: --.- mph
Nürburgring Lap Time: --.- minutes
The Farboud GTS is an evolution of the GT, a car that is not only powerful and spectacular to the eye but could also be driven everyday encompassing all the pleasures of driving a sports car.

The thought process when developing the GTS included a powerful engine, lightweight high-tech construction of chassis and body, lightweight race type seating, powerful brakes, efficient aerodynamics and cooling all wrapped in an aggressive and beautiful styled body. Combine this with easy door entry, limited overhangs, good all round visability and you get the Farboud GTS.

Engine

The GTS uses a 580 hp lightweight water-cooled unit linked to twin turbochargers to force induct combustion. Internally the engine uses the finest quality materials. The V6 is efficient at low speeds where the turbo chargers are not used, however strong horsepower output and torque come into play when the turbochargers phase in.

Turbo lag is reduced in the GTS by shortening the distance of the exhaust manifold to the turbocharger. This allows "spooling up" of the turbo fan to be achieved quicker and hence allowing the speedier forced induction into the compression chamber. Advances in turbo bearings further improve turbo lag.

The position of the engine has been conciously put in the "F1" style position. This mid engine configuration allows for a central weight load in the car for excellent handling. Performance is further improved for handling by a low set engine postition. The gearbox is set longitudinal for improved weight distribution.

Chassis

The chassis is an aluminum tub with a steel rail cradle. An aluminum honeycomb center tub is used for further stiffness as in most modern day racing cars. The steel system has been designed to run the full length of the car to provide maximum rigidity and minimum weight. Rigidity is achieved by 2 rails and many triangulations. The engine is set in a triangular steel bay set on rubber bushings to avoid passenger cockpit vibration.

Body

The GTS is constructed from Advanced Composites Z-preg carbon fiber. These composites are further strengthened with Kevlar and honeycomb sheets.

The GTS achieves CD results of 0.36 and 0.37. All ground effect devices have been proven in the wind tunnel, including the rear diffuser and the front splitter. Many hours of wind tunnel testing and CFD testing have resulted in the efficient and beautiful styling of the GTS.

Interior

The interior of the GTS includes the use of carbon fiber, leather and aluminum. These materials are true to their nature as being stylish, attractive, and lightweight. The interior of the car follows the same these as the outside of the car, with flowing lines and simplicity; beauty as well as aggressive racing touches.

Air conditioning and stereo are standard equipment for maximum driver enjoyment. Traction control and power settings are found on the steering wheel for quick and easy setting.

photos
Image Credits: Farboud
2005 Farboud GTS Original Car Review Print Article J525 picture
2005 Farboud GTS Original Car Review Print Article J525
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2004 Farboud GTS Exotic Sports Car Dealer Sales Brochure Features & Specs picture
2004 Farboud GTS Exotic Sports Car Dealer Sales Brochure Features & Specs
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