Ford decided to release a second-generation of the GT in 2017, even though the first generation of the Ford GT lived only for 2 years before its demise. According to the company, the 2017 Ford GT should be the best one yet.This model comes with extra-light carbon fiber and aluminum construction, along with EcoBoost V-6 with more than 600 hp. This new GT is the best supercar in the history of the company.
Exterior wise, the GT has a very recognizable design when compared to its older siblings. The front end has a long wedge shape, thanks to the mid-engine and it also has a sloped nose with a pair of ducts which are creating its unique and aggressive look.
Around back, the new GT has a more modern look than the previous one. A set of flying buttress wings is providing some extra downforce. The new GT has nicely looking round hips and clear cuts near the taillights. There is also a large set of cannon exhaust outlets and an aggressive rear diffuser.
The greenhouse of the new GT is less open and wider than the old ones. Also, the model is now much sleeker.
To keep in touch with its predecessors, the GT kept some of the subtle details and one of them is the outboard circular taillamps. The overall weight of the GT is reduced, because the shape is made from carbon-fiber. To keep the stability and to make this model as fast as possible, every curve on this car has been fine-tuned for a specific purpose.
Interior wise, it is designed for usability and control. The seats are integrated into the model’s monocoque shell, which provides a direct connection to the chassis and the driver has better control of the car’s behavior. This model will also come with an adjustable and F1-inspired steering wheel and pedals.Tech wise, the gauge cluster is a large LCD display, along with multiple modes.
Drivetrain and performance
The new 2017 Ford GT will be powered with a new 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 that makes use of two turbos. The numbers haven’t been announced yet, but Ford said that this is the most powerful EcoBoost ever, with amazing 600+ ponies. The torque is unknown, but it can be expected to be at a similar number.
This model comes with a combination port/direct injection system, low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain and with two turbocharges. Thanks to these enhancements the company is able to put so much power out of this small engine. The engine will mate with a seven-speed, dual-clutch trans-axle, but it won’t come with manual transmission. The GT will also come with the traditional rear-wheel-drive system.
Thanks to its 20-inch alloys wrapped in Michelin rubber and its low weight, this model should achieve from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds, while the maximum speed should be in 200 mph range.
2017 Ford GT price and release date
The price of this super car will be $400,000. The main rivals to the GT are: the Chevrolet Corvette Zora Z1 and the Lamborghini Huracan. This model comes with some amazing stuff. One of them is the most powerful EcoBoost ever with the capacity to produce more than 600 hp. Another great thing is advanced carbon-fiber construction for reduced weight. Unfortunately, the price will be pretty hefty and the GT will come with no manual transmission option.We can expect this car to hit the market sin February and only 100 units will be made.
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