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FORD
C100

1981 - 1986
United States

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History of the FORD C100

Ford Motor Company began the C100 project in 1981, with Len Bailey, who had also been involved on the successful GT40 project in the past, being the man whom was selected to design it.[1] Bailey penned a car with a shovelled nose at the front, and a lofty decking at the rear, and the car was designed to use a Cosworth V8.[1] However, Bailey soon became disillusioned with the project, and left prior to the development of an updated version for the 1982 season.[1] Tony Southgate was soon called in to look at the C100, and was unimpressed by the car.[1] He stated that the steering rack was misplaced, and that the rear suspension looked like it was designed for a totally different car.[1] The original C100s used a simple aluminium chassis, but an updated model, initially built for Alain de Cadenet, used a stronger aluminium honeycomb chassis.[1] Thompson redesigned the suspension at both ends of the car,[1] which led to a significant reduction in lap time.[1][2] Impressed with his work, Ford offered Thompson a deal to redevelop the C100 for the 1983 season.[2] Thompson promptly redeveloped the car from scratch, bar its windscreen, and the redeveloped C100s used the same aluminium honeycomb monocoque as the de Cadenet car had, whilst the body was initially made out of glassfibre.[2] Thompson and Keith Duckworth worked on a turbocharged version of the Cosworth DFL V8 engine, and its installation in the C100's chassis.[2] However, a week after the new C100 had undergone its maiden test at Paul Ricard, albeit with a regular DFL as the new engine was not yet ready, Ford pulled the plug on the C100 project.[2] Thompson claimed that the updated C100 developed 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of downforce in its sprint race configuration, and that it was superior to the Porsche 956.[2] The C100 did, however, suffer from high-speed understeer during the test; Thompson put it down to having a low proportion of front-end downforce.[2]

Upgrades & Evolutions during the FORD C100 production

🔸 FORD - C100 : 1981 - 1986

🔹 Produced for each model year :

🔹 1981 FORD - C100

🔹 1982 FORD - C100

🔹 1983 FORD - C100

🔹 1984 FORD - C100

🔹 1985 FORD - C100

🔹 1986 FORD - C100

What are the FORD C100 paint codes?

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Renovation tutorials for the FORD C100

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The FORD C100 has been produced in several configurations

🔹 1981 FORD - C100🔹 1982 FORD - C100🔹 1983 FORD - C100🔹 1984 FORD - C100🔹 1985 FORD - C100🔹 1986 FORD - C100
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