Ford GT is one of 12 Ford Performance vehicles
The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.
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 fibre passenger cell, the GT features aluminium front and rear subframes 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 new 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. Moreover, the GT features an all-new, port/direct dual fuel-injection setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle for near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control.