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GD Mk3 Spec
Developed for road and track use, the backbone design cloaks the power train and accurately locates the suspension for excellent power delivery with positive and precise control. Designed for huge V8 power the chassis always feel taught and responsive when pushed to the limit.
Quite unlike conventional body shells the GD body shell is a one-piece rigid semi-monocoque (tub) design with double skin mouldings. A composite construction made of glass fibre reinforced plastic with critical areas strengthened with advanced woven glass materials.
The tub rigidity is enhanced with front and rear bulkheads, engine bay, foot-wells, transmission tunnel and all inner mouldings as an integral part of the structure. Further occupancy protection is gained by injecting energy absorbing polyurethane foam into the body sides and the use of sliding anti-intrusion beams within the doors.
The body tub is insulated from the chassis with anti-vibration mounts adding further comfort and longevity.
The chassis features independent double wishbone suspension with aircraft grade alloy uprights. Compared to conventional designs the suspension offers lighter unsprung weight and provides better camber control with adjustment for static camber, caster and toe-in settings. The suspension design gives the GD unrivalled levels of road holding and ride quality.
Alloy bodied shock absorbers are fitted with coil springs rated for intend use. The units are adjustable for damping resistance and ride height changes.
The GM Gen3/4 LS range of V8 engines have been installed in Gardner Douglas cars since 2001. We regard them as the best choice for power/weight with smooth drivability and offer better fuel economy, reliability and lower service costs. Today’s standard fitment is the 6.0 Ltr LS2 or optional 7.0Ltr LS7.
Tremec TKO 600 close ratio 5 speed or Borg Warner T56 6 speed.
BTR Hydrotrack speed sensitive limited slip differential provides awesome traction and neutral handling.
Brakes are dual circuit with ventilated discs as standard and optional AP 4 pot calipers.
Toyo tyres offer good all round performance with optional track day compounds.
Wheels are offered in several sizes to suit preferred aesthetics and driving style. Typically 8.5×18 front and 10×18 rear.
An optional quick rack is available.
Stainless steel construction. For safety the fuel tank is mounted between the rear axles. The upright design serves to minimize fuel surge.