Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2017 Ford GT Hypercar

The Ford GT isn't available yet, but if you want one, start saving now. The car is a mid-engine twin-turbo V-6 good for more than 600 hp, full carbon-fiber construction and body panels, and active aerodynamics. Power will be sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Said force is transmitted to the rear wheels with 20-inch alloy wheels wearing specially designed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.

The all-new GT starts production in 2016.

Ford has taken a page out of Ferrari’s book, and given the GT an F1-inspired steering wheel with all the needed controls for car function mounted to it. This opens up the steering column and gives uncluttered access to the shift paddles used to control the ’GTs transmission.
The GT should easily break the four-second barrier in the 60-mph sprint, and top speed should be in the 200-mph range.

Ford indicated it would be priced competitively with the Lamborghini Aventador – which carries a base sticker price approaching $400,000