Zero to 60 Designs introduced the world to the 2017 GTT at the 2016 SEMA Show. The GTT pays homage to one of the world’s most legendary and iconic supercar nameplates: Ford’s all-new 2017 GT.
GTT stands for Grand Turismo Tribute and the vehicle was conceived by automotive designer and lead fabricator on the GTT, Kenny Pfitzer. Showing a striking resemblance to the Ford GT, this all-new muscle car was designed with production in mind and Zero to 60 Designs will begin production in early 2017.
The GTT is designed and built entirely at Zero to 60 Design’s facility in Corona, California and represents the next generation in timeless muscle cars. With an aggressive stance married with a sleek American-themed design, there is simply no other vehicle like the GTT on the market. Purpose built, the GTT is not just another pretty show car; both track ready and programmed for all-out competition performance, the GTT is also a comfortable touring sports car ready for a road trip to Vegas.
“Zero to 60 sought to create an aspirational vehicle that demonstrates the performance, control, and excitement that is possible with a modern muscle car,” said Pfitzer, CEO, Zero to 60. “We have poured our passion and innovation into the GTT in an effort to deliver a truly amazing driving experience, and we’re honored to present the Production Prototype of our car at the SEMA Show.”
Although fabricator and custom car builder Pfitzer launched Zero to 60 Designs in 2016 with his business partner Gerry Marron, Pfitzer has been in the industry for 20 years with more than 500 vehicle builds under his belt. Zero to 60 is a premiere design studio which is set to be one of America’s most creative automotive and architectural design houses in the country.
Pfitzer’s background as a former fabricator at Metal Crafters USA, former Operations Manager at West Coast Customs and former COO for Foose Designs has helped him perfect his skills in the art of automotive design.
Zero to 60 chose ProCharger as its official supercharger partner and that is mated with the Ford Mustang GT 5.0L, 32V, DOHC Coyote V8, when run at full throttle, the motor produces more than 800 horsepower. With the ProCharger Supercharger providing so much added horsepower to the GTT, it was imperative that Zero to 60 use the best programming solution in the market. The SCT Performance Programming now allows both Zero to 60 and inevitably the customer, the ability to tune their GTT to their exact driving needs.
Achieving the right exhaust note with the GTT was critical for the build. Zero to 60 had many options as to who to select for an exhaust partner, but the answer was quite simple. It had to be Magnaflow dual flow exhaust.
Zero to 60 set out to create a performance vehicle that was both track and street ready. To accomplish this, the partners associated with this vehicle had to represent the very best in automotive engineering. The GTT stands on HRE Performance P204 Brushed Titanium wheels and mounted on Pirelli P-Zero 22×9.5 (front) and 22×11 (rear). Stopping power for the GTT was paramount. Zero to 60 selected Brembo as its official production partner. The suspension system has to be both responsive on the track, but comfortable for the street. Zero to 60 chose the Eibach Pro-Street-S suspension system.
“Our motivation to design and build our cars is based on our passion to build the very best vehicles in the market. Having been associated with project builds for nearly 25 years, I am also proud to have ventured out to create this new brand,” Pfitzer continued. “Simply put, we can do things with vehicles that can’t be replicated by a lot of other shops. When we have a vision, we can not only engineer and build it, but we can do it faster than anyone else.