Ford Motor Company has announced the new Ford GT all Carbon-fiber edition in limited quantity for worldwide distribution, The Ford GT has been the Blue Oval’s top brass Performance car, Supercar and has been in production for more than two years.
In the motorsport scene. Ford Performance division has decided to utilize the additional production of the Ford GT to race in both IMSA and World Endurance Championship (WEC) series events for next four years, which extends through to the 2019 season. While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.”
Ford GT: Unrivaled performance and heritage
The Ford GT is one of the top brass Ford Performance vehicles, alongside the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R.
In looks, the 2016 Ford GT is a step-up of the previous generation’s GT. Featuring advanced lightweight composites and broad application of structural carbon fiber elements, the GT is slated to be one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production sports car. Furthermore, aerodynamic efficiency is at the heart of the GT design, actively reducing drag while aiding downforce and stability. From its optimum tear-drop shape to its aircraft-inspired fuselage and visibility-enhancing curved windshield, every slope and shape is designed to reduce drag and optimize downforce. To the rear, an active spoiler is keyed to both speed and driver input, reactively deploying and adjusting its height and/or pitch angle depending on conditions.
Anchored by a carbon fiber passenger cell, the GT features aluminium front and rear sub-frames encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels. The state-of-the-art chassis is suspended by an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height. The 20-inch wheels are shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tyres, featuring a unique compound and structure designed specifically for the Ford GT. Multi-spoke wheels encircle carbon-ceramic brake discs at all four corners.
Interior-wise, the narrow-profile canopy reduces frontal area and caps a purposeful interior that provides state-of-the-art technology to ensure control, comfort and safety. The two-seat cockpit (fixed) is accessed by upward-swinging doors, and features driver and passenger seats integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell.
An F1-style steering wheel integrates all necessary driver controls, creating a stalkless steering column that allows uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls. A fully digital and configurable instrument cluster provides a wealth of driver-focused data. The display is configurable for multiple driving environments and different driving modes.
The rear-wheel drive GT supercar boasts the most powerful EcoBoost production mid-mounted 3.5-liter engine ever. The powerplant on the GT is the next-generation twin-turbocharged V6 that’s capable of producing more than 600 horsepower.