Iron Fist, Lead Foot: John Coletti and Ford's Terminator

Iron Fist Lead Foot John Coletti and Ford s Terminator Like every other Mustang fan as soon as I heard about this supercharged car I couldn t wait for it to be built William Clay Ford Jr Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Co

  • Title: Iron Fist, Lead Foot: John Coletti and Ford's Terminator
  • Author: Frank Moriarty
  • ISBN: 9780595409709
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Like every other Mustang fan, as soon as I heard about this supercharged car I couldn t wait for it to be built William Clay Ford, Jr Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company A factory supercharged Ford Mustang had long been on the wish list of muscle car fans, but it took the passion of a single man to make it happen O John Coletti C Like every other Mustang fan, as soon as I heard about this supercharged car I couldn t wait for it to be built William Clay Ford, Jr Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company A factory supercharged Ford Mustang had long been on the wish list of muscle car fans, but it took the passion of a single man to make it happen O John Coletti Coletti That was one name in the Ford Motor Company phone book guaranteed to stir up differing opinions among the huge auto manufacturer s upper management Maverick or visionary Tyrant or leader One thing was certain about the mercurial Coletti he had an unswerving faith in the value of high performance And after almost single handedly rescuing the Ford Mustang from discontinuation via a covert, renegade program, Coletti had ridden his notoriety into his own throne within Ford as head of the elite Special Vehicle Team But in late 2000, Coletti stretched the boundaries of his own legend, abruptly canceling the division s highly anticipated 2002 Mustang Cobra while disrupting marketing plans and enraging SVT s network of dealers.This is the untold story of how Coletti s performance mandate led to the creation of a car known as the Terminator, the 2003 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra It s a tale of closely guarded secrets and daunting challenges as a small, elite team struggled to create a car that will long stand as an icon of American muscle With interviews ranging from company chairman Bill Ford to the assembly line workers of the historic yet antiquated Dearborn Assembly Plant, Iron Fist, Lead Foot takes readers behind the scenes of this breakneck program and brings them face to face with the towering presence of an auto industry legend, John Coletti.

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    1. This book is the definitive story of Ford’s ‘Terminator’ Cobra. It begins with head of SVT demanding more from SVT’s flagship vehicle. From there, it covers the complete design process of the car. From the starting-from-scratch clay designs, to the IRS suspension geometry-calibrations and ending with the grand and well received public unveiling. The book goes very in-depth into each facet of designing the car. Interviews are conducted with various members of the SVT team that provide ins [...]

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