2015 Detroit Motor Show: all-new Ford GT supercar showcased
The original Ford GT made its debut at the 1966 24-hour Le mans. It’s been 49 years now and ford has showcased the next gen to celebrate 50 years of the GT. The car was showcased at the Detroit motor show and boy oh boy does it look mean. The car uses a lot of carbon fiber and aluminum to reduce weight and make the car agile.
All it takes is one look to fall in love with this beast. It has been designed to look exactly like its predecessor. The sharp lines and smooth curves on the rear fender with the low aggressive stance clearly show the car has the GT blood. The front end of the car has an extremely low profile, with led headlamps. The rear of the car has taillights, which look like they have been picked up from the Ferrari catalogue. The twin-exhaust poking out between the tail lights are a warning sign for people to keep their distance. The diffuser adds a lot of character apart from its technical purpose.
Propelling the Ford GT is a mid-mounted 3.5 liter V6 ecoboost engine, which Ford says will have a power output of over 600 PS. Transferring the power to the 20-inch wheels will be a 7-speed dual clutch box. Making sure those 20-inch wheels stop when required are the carbon ceramic brakes. The Ford GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar; GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio – another proof point that Ford continues raising the performance bar while ultimately improving vehicles for all of our customers.” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development.
Adding aesthetic appeal to the car will be the suicide doors, and the steering wheel which looks like it was taken off and F1 car. The Ford GT goes into production in 2016, and should be available by 2020. No reports of the car coming to the country have been revealed, though we have our fingers crossed!