Unveiling the Ford GT at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January this year, Ford said that the new supercar’s EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine produces more than 600 hp. Now a report from Car And Driver claims that the 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine will pack at least 700 hp. The engine’s bore and stroke dimensions will be 92.6 mm x 86.7 mm (3.64 in x 3.41 in). Ford Performance engineers working on development of the supercar are testing both carbon-fiber and forged-aluminum wheels and considering five-bolt and center-lock retention schemes also.
What is for sure, is that the stopping power will come from the Brembo opposed-piston calipers and carbon ceramic brake rotors.
The second generation GT will see a huge upgrade in terms of technology from the second generation, indicates the report. It will offer four driving modes – Normal, Sport, Track and Wet. An array of other performance features will include active aerodynamics, variable damping, and advanced traction- and stability-control programs. Behind the functioning of these technologies, will be more than 500 sensors, 28 microprocessors analyzing 300 MB of data every second and Six CAN networks carrying 300 digital messages distinct to the GT.
Multimatic Motorsports and Engineering, a company having more than 20 years of association with Ford, will build the all-new GT in Ontario, Canada. According to the new report, it will also manufacture the GT’s molded-carbon-fiber tub and exterior body panels.
Deliveries of the 2017 GT will commence by the end of 2016. The flagship Ford Performance vehicle will be launched in global markets too, but it will see a limited production-run – somewhere around 1,000 copies.
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[Source: Car And Driver]