We’ve seen a lot of beautiful automobiles, and seeing the 2017 Ford GT supercar gives a warm feeling of fine lines and an impressive design to our hearts.
This mean looking car is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost engine and has a massive 600 horsepower. Despite being mid-engined 2017 Ford GT should prove to be one of America’s most impressive supercars ever and can even claim the top place in this competition.
We continue to the transmission, the 2017 Ford GT has a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle, nestled deep in a cocoon of aluminum subframes and carbon fiber passenger cell/bodywork.
Extensive and Lightweight Materials
The guys from Ford didn’t spare the money bag when it comes to resources. For example the chassis is made out of extensive and lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum. This gives the FORD an impressive power-to-weight ratio.
The cockpit cell sort of speak is all made out of carbon fiber while the front and rear aluminium subframers are mounted on this and are encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels. Those mean wings that are visible to side of the engine.
The body, by the way, features active aerodynamics and has an awesome deployable rear spoiler.
The suspension is made up by the racing-style torsion bar and pushrod setup and has adjustable ride height. This all is moved by 20-inch set of wheels that are actually Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires designed specifically for the new 2017 Ford GT.
The designers have made the cabin have a narrow-profile canopy in order to reduce the frontal area and keep the car sleek. You can enter the car in style through a pair of doors that swing upwards, and you and a passanger can sit in a pair of seats that are integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell. The adjustable pedals and steering column to accommodate a very wide range of driver statures, just like in Ferrari’s LaFerrari flagship.
Production Will Begin 2016
The production of the new Ford GT will begin late 2016, and this beautiful car will hit the road in select markets just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford’s historic 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans victory with the original GT40.
A racing program like it’s little brother the Ford Focus RS is yet to be announced, but its expected the car to participate in both the 2016 United SportsCar Championship and the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In the United SportsCar Championship, Ford is expected to team up with Chip Ganassi Racing and compete in the GTLM category. In Le Mans, we’re likely to see the new GT competing in the GTE category, going up against the likes of Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Porsche and old foe Ferrari.
As we start to announce only a fraction of more than 12 exciting vehicles, the new 2017 Ford GT is just one in the line established Ford Performance sub-brand that will show up on motor shows between now and 2020. Others will be the Shelby GT350, Shelby GT350R, Focus ST and F-150 Raptor, all of which are on show in Detroit this week. As you already know the Focus RS will be arriving on a much later date.