Ford has released bunch of new images of its ultra high performance supercar – the 2017 Ford GT. This car features light weight composite structure, the next generation twin turbocharged Ecoboost V6 punching 600 horsepower, height adjustable rear spoiler and tear-drop shaped body design inspired from an aircraft fuselage.
The car will go into production in late 2016 and will hit the road in first quarter of 2017 in selected global markets. This is also to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT racing cars which dominated the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 2017 Ford GT is one of the 12 new Ford Performance Vehicles coming by 2020 and will join the existing line-up of Shelby GT350R, F-150 Raptor and Focus RS. Its advanced light weight structure has contributed to its improved performance, handling capabilities, acceleration, braking, safety and efficiency. This beauty shares its legacy with classic Ford racing cars featuring state of the art chassis design supported by an adjustable ride height pushrod suspension and racing style torsion bar. The new GT rolls on 20 inch Multi-spoke wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The upward-swinging doors gives an easy access to the interior, which features driver and passenger seats directly integrated into the passenger cell. There’s a F1-style steering wheel with all necessary driver controls integrated into it. A fully digital and configurable instrument cluster is available to display vital driver focused data. Talking about the power source, this vehicle gets a mid-mounted 600hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that is paired with a seven speed dual-clutch rear wheel drive transmission system.
Only 250 examples are expected to be manufactured per year, with each unit costing around at least USD 400,000 on the road.