No, this is not a Ferrari but Ford's new GT lightweight carbon-fiber supercar, which is created with the aim to deliver new standards in the supercar segment. It is powered by the most potent EcoBoost production engine ever, delivering more than 600 horsepower. The new GT supercar has rear-wheel drive and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell. The latter is built via an extensive utilization of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. This enables excellent acceleration and handling with improved efficiency.
GT can also show-off with advanced active aerodynamics like the deployable rear spoiler. There are also a host of material and technology innovations such as the SYNC 3 connectivity system, which will assist the driver during its journey.
As mentioned, the powertrain here is the next-generation twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. It features a wide powerband with impressive time-to-torque characteristics, and shows remarkable efficiency.
In addition, the GT supercar features new port/direct dual fuel-injection setup which improves engine response; there is also a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. The EcoBoost V6 will be coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle for instantaneous gear changes and outstanding driver control.
Aerodynamic efficiency is one of the key characteristics of the vehicle. It actively reduces drag while aiding downforce and stability. Literally, each surface on the GT is crafted to manage airflow. There are also fully active aerodynamic components that enhance braking, handling and stability.
All of this is backed up with contemporary and functional shape, 20-inch multispoke wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires and carbon-ceramic brake discs at all four corners. Inside, one finds two-seat cockpit accessed through upward-swinging doors. The cabin features driver and passenger seats integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell.
Have you noticed the F1-style steering wheel which integrates all necessary driver controls? There is also a fully digital and configurable instrument cluster providing the driver-focused data.
2016 Ford GT will go into production next year and will hit the road in select global markets. It will to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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