2017 Ford GT unveiled

One of the undoubted stars at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit has been the all-new Ford GT.

Rather than follow the unashamed retro styling themes of its predecessor, the 2017 model is ultra-modern. That dramatic change in design direction is most obvious when viewed from above, as the GT’s lightweight carbon fibre bodywork forms a teardrop shape which is both striking and aerodynamically efficient.

Ford GT (2017 Rendering) Front Side 1

Likewise, powertrain thinking has moved on considerably since the 2005 GT was launched with a supercharged 5.4 litre V8 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. For the updated version, Ford has decided on a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6 engine. It’ll produce more than 600 horsepower (about 450 kW) and send that output to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The 2017 Ford GT is also going to feature innovations such as an active rear spoiler, carbon-ceramic brake discs, a configurable digital instrument display and fixed seats that are integrated into the car’s structure. Production is scheduled to begin late next year.

Ford GT (2017 Rendering) TopFord GT (2017 Rendering) Rear Side

Ford GT (2017 Rendering) InteriorFord GT (2017 Rendering) Front Side 2


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1 comment:

  1. This seems to be a very major project by Ford. From this GT's modern and trendy appearance to its many engine and technological functions, here is to hoping it can really perform and even exceed expectations.

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