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2011 AJ Allmendinger ♯43 Best Buy FORD FUSION '11
2011 AJ Allmendinger ♯43 Best Buy FORD FUSION '11
Appears in Gran Turismo 5[1]
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 PR[2]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[3]
Manufacturer Ford
Drivetrain FR[4]
Max Power 865 BHP
Performance Points 620 PP
Max Torque 745 Nm
Weight 1,565 kilograms (3,450 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 1.81 kg (4.0 lb) per horsepower

The 2011 AJ Allmendinger ♯43 Best Buy FORD FUSION '11 is a 2011 NASCAR race car produced by Ford. It appears in Gran Turismo 5[1], and in Gran Turismo 6.

In the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, A.J. Allmendinger drove this car to a 15th place points finish with no victories.

In-game descriptionEdit

This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.



Now driving the legendary number "43" car, the number belonging to NASCAR legend Richard Petty, A.J. Allmendinger is poised to become a shining star in America's most popular racing series.

A.J. made his professional debut in major league auto racing in 2004 driving for the RuSport team in Champ Cars, America's open-wheel racing series. He performed well with the underfunded team, finishing in the top six on six different occasions and being named Roshfrans Rookie of the Year. In 2006 he moved to the better funded Forsythe Championship Racing team, won five races and finished 3rd in the championship. He then accepted a lucrative offer to move to NASCAR and drive for Team Red Bull.

While the driver and team showed glimpses of promise in the beginning, the overall results were inconsistent, and Red Bull released A.J. in 2008. Driving in one-off appearances for several NASCAR teams for the rest of the year, he caught the eye of legendary driver and owner Richard Petty and was signed to drive for his racing team in 2009. A.J. made the most of this big break and finished an excellent 3rd in his first race with his new team at the Daytona 500.

Things are now looking up for this hard-charging racer from California: A.J. scored his first pole position in 2010 and in 2011 has displayed speed equal to that of the top teams in both qualifying and in the series. It shouldn't be long before he wins his first race in NASCAR.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased in the NASCAR section of the Recommended Cars dealerships for 500,000 Credits. It is a detailed car.

GT5Edit

As a Premium car, the 2011 AJ Allmendinger ♯43 Best Buy FORD FUSION '11 can be purchased from the dealership for 500,000 Credits. It is a Level 21 car. The car is available only if the game version is 2.00 or higher.

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Added to Gran Turismo 5 in the Spec 2.0 update
  2. Appears as a Premium Car in Gran Turismo 5
  3. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  4. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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