The high-performance supercar segment may never be the same. The Ford GT introduced today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit showcases technology and innovation with ultra-efficient aerodynamics, EcoBoost® performance and lightweight carbon-fiber construction.
Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars, placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It has a contemporary performance layout with rear-wheel drive and a mid-mounted engine. And it will be propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever: a next-generation twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that will produce more than 600 horsepower. This new engine is based on the same race-proven engine architecture as that used in Ford IMSA Daytona Prototype endurance-racing efforts. The EcoBoost engine will be a paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle for near instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control.
All of a vehicle’s capabilities – acceleration, handling, braking, safety, efficiency – can improve through the use of advanced, lighter materials, and the GT makes generous use of these high-tech composites.
Aerodynamic efficiency is at the heart of the Ford GT design, with every slope and shape examined to minimize drag and optimize downforce. An active rear spoiler is keyed to both speed and driver input, reactively deploying and adjusting its height and/or pitch angle depending on conditions.
GT is the latest proof point of the commitment by Ford Performance to bring more global performance vehicles to customers worldwide. It joins the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R as the latest addition to the Ford Performance lineup.