The successor to the iconic GT40, the new Ford GT, has been spotted testing on public roads. A video uploaded by YouTube user Daniel Parlin, shows the yet to be painted Ford GT with its exposed carbon fibre body parts and protruding tail pipes, possibly undergoing reliability trials.
The new Ford GT stated to cost upwards of $400,000 was unveiled as the second generation model at the 2015 North American International Motor Show held in Detroit, with a limited production of only 250 units per year. Ford is attempting to showcase their advancements in engine technology and aerodynamics which includes the use of light weight materials in the new Ford GT.
The GT is one of the 12 performance oriented models Ford is planning to introduce by the end of 2020. Extensive use of lightweight advanced composites has been incorporated into its construction enabling faster acceleration with improved handling characteristics. The supercar has been designed with aerodynamic efficiency at the core, with the aircraft inspired front end, curved windshield and body panels designed to minimise drag while increasing downforce.
The new Ford GT features a racing style suspension with adjustable ride height. It gets 20-inch wheels along with bespoke compound and structured Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and carbon ceramic brakes all around. The passenger compartment is encapsulated in a carbon fibre shell featuring lightweight seats and hardware for a connected feel to the chassis. The interiors feature a minimalistic design with adjustable pedals and a steering column along with F1 inspired steering wheel. The infotainment system features Ford’s latest connectivity SYNC3 system.
A 3.5 litre V6 EcoBoost engine that develops in excess of 600 bhp mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission is offered on the Ford GT. It features additions like an all new port/direct dual injection, to improve response times along with a low friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. Recently the Ford GT was displayed in central London with all the badges being covered and the public was asked to guess the supercar as a part of the company’s marketing initiative.
[Source – inautonews]