GD T70 Moda

The GD T70 moda represents the evolution of this iconic performance machine.

The GD T70 moda represents the evolution of this iconic performance machine. Featuring an all-weather, modular roof system which blends seamlessly with the classically muscular body proportions giving this awesome machine a coupe profile.

The GD T70 moda is available in three factory built forms:

moda – 440bhp High performance 6.2 ltr V8
modaS – 500bhp Super performance 6.2 ltr V8
modaR – 560bhp Ultra performance 7.0 ltr V8

The GD T70 moda is also available in component form for self build.
Specifications apply to all forms unless uniquely stated.

GD T70 Moda Spec

A comprehensive braced fabricated space frame fabricated from steel tube. It offers great rigidity, strength and lightweight as you might expect, but the design incorporates vital safety features to give you maximum peace of mind. As well as front and rear crash resistance, the T70 has fully triangulated side pontoons which offer superb side impact protection. A steel panelled front bulkhead provides exceptional object intrusion resistance. A single foam-filled fuel cell also offers increased resistance to puncture and subsequent ignition. The roll-over bar is fully triangulated and cross-braced to meet current race regulations.Designed for huge V8 power the chassis always feel taught and responsive when pushed to the limit.

The body panels are moulded in self colour composite glass fibre reinforced plastic. Front and rear panels can be easily removed for access to mechanical components. The optional windscreen offers pleasant road comfort at speed while being detachable if preferred for track use.
Options include moulded-in colour stripes, rear canopy vents a rear venturi and front spoiler. The windscreen is specific GD design, E marked with integral demist element.

The chassis features modern independent double wishbone rocker arm suspension with aircraft grade alloy uprights. The design offers improved wheel travel while maintaining excellent camber control. Combined with carefully selected spring rates result in the GDT70 boasting exceptional levels of mechanical grip while maintaing a surprising high standard of 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 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 driveability and offer better fuel economy, reliability and lower service costs.
If you choose a factory built car you have three options:

moda – 440bhp GM Gen. IV LS3 6.2 litre V8
modaS – 500bhp GM Gen. IV LS3 6.2 litre V8
modaR – 560bhp GM Gen. IV LS7 7.0 litre V8

If you choose to self build your car you can choose the engine package which best suits your build. Please contact GD for more information.

Typically 5 or 6 speed Porsche 911 family transaxles.

For frequent track use the Porche differential unit is quite often changed in favour of the Quaife ATB LSD to provide awesome traction and neutral handling.

Brakes are dual circuit non-servo assisted as standard. Optional bias adjustment is available for track use.

The system is comprised of a rear canopy with integrated high-level brake light, rear bulkhead partition, roll-bar support, gullwing doors and T-bar connecting piece.

This uniquely engineered solution allows the owner to use all or any of these components in which ever configuration they choose. The car can be used with the full system in place providing all-weather protection and coupe proportions. Removal of the gullwing doors brings the elements closer, along with the sensual excitement of wind in your hair and that V8 soundtrack. Complete removal of the roof is quick and easy and leaves very little trace behind should you wish to give your car the classic open-racer appearance.

The gullwing doors feature access-assistance and can be locked for security. As an added comfort measure the upper most areas of the doors and rear canopy are tinted providing vital shade and a sleeker profile.

A functional roof mounted air intake serves to funnel much needed air to the heart of the beast whilst adding an additional aesthetic touch which further boosts the GD T70-moda’s desirability.

You can choose from a large range of wheels to suit your package and driving requirements. We offer a split rim in F-9Jx17/R-12Jx17 diameter to give the car a more authentic classic look. Alterntively you can choose an F-9Jx18/R-12Jx18 wheel for improved handling and more contemporary looks. The wheel centres are either cast or billet aluminium with the latter being stronger. For the modaR we specify the use of forged centres which are stronger still.
Please contact GD for more information on wheel options and sizing.

High performance ZR rated tyres providing excellent grip and ride quality. Optional track day tyres available T70-Tyres include Khumo and Toyo.

An optional quick release steering wheel is is available to aid access and security.
Alloy construction. For safety the fuel tank is mounted midship between the bulkhead and engine, this position provides protection from all angles and maintains the cars balance point full or empty. A separate swirl pot is used for anti surge.
Wheelbase: 2400mm (95″) Length: 4026mm (159″) Width: 1740mm (67″) Height: 1092mm (43″)
GD T70moda – 1000kg GD T70modaS – 1000kg GD T70modaR – 880kg The GDT70 has been designed to comply with current UK road legal requirements.
Preferred engine choice is the GMLS family all alloy fuel injected small block V8′s from 6.0Ltr. to 7.0ltr.
Recorded figures for T70 Spyder with 400bhp LS2, top speed is dependent on gearing.