Ahlman Performance

Ford GT

Originated, Developed and Applied

  • Completed the production suspension geometry and bushing stiffnesses that met all kinematics and compliance targets, with significant commonality, in two weeks time
    • One common upper control arm at all four corners
    • Three bushings total for all eight arms
    • Utilized four simultaneous kinematics and compliance Design of Experiments (DOE's) to achieve these results
  • Ford Chassis Technical Excellence award for frame torsional stiffness target methodology successfully applied to the Ford GT
  • Control arm fastener strategy
    • Threaded into the frame castings- a first for Ford Motor Company
      • Included specific tapered counter bores for assembly and clamp load
      • Completed all joint design, fastener calculations and and resultant sizing