At the Detroit Auto Show in 2015 Ford has presented GT supercar of the second generation, and it was a prototype however almost ready for release.
Production version of a new 2017 Ford GT coincide with the 50th anniversary of the victory in Ford’s 24-hour Le Mans race. In 1966, three classic Ford GT40 Mk II took all three prizes at the end of the daily race.
2017 Ford GT release date
The production of the new Ford GT will be in this design unchanged, and it will happen at the end of 2016.
It is noteworthy that the company has put forward a number of conditions for potential buyers of the model, but it is not willing to stop. As of May 2016 manufacturer registered more than 6 500 applications for the purchase of a supercar, of which only 500 will be approved, and this number – a production quota for the next two years.
Release date: late 2016
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2017 Ford GT price
According to preliminary data, all plans to build only 1,200 copies of the Ford GT, with an annual circulation of 250 copies limit. The price of the new supercar will be about $408,000, which is comparable to the cost of the European Lamborghini Aventador. Note that the predecessor was produced in an amount of 4,038 cars.
2017 Ford GT exterior
New Ford supercar looks great . The car retained the recognizable features, at the same time become significantly more modern and with more aggressive appearance. It now have front and rear LED lights, doors now open up. Smooth lines are replaced by a sharp edges.
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2017 Ford GT interior
The interior of the new 2017 Ford GT have mounted bucket seats with improved lateral support, fully digital instrument panel, racing wheel with a plurality of buttons, and LCD multimedia system SYNC 3 located on the center console.
Interestingly, the driver and passenger seats are also made of a light and strong carbon fiber, and implanted into the body structure of cars, but the steering wheel and pedals have a longitudinal adjustment in the range of 7.8 in so that the pilot has the ability to adjust the steering wheel and pedals.
2017 Ford GT specs
When designing the second generation of Ford GT manufacturer used lightweight high-strength materials to achieve the minimum weight of the car. Thus, the safety cage made of carbon fiber front and rear subframes are aluminum and the body panels are also made from carbon fiber. New Ford GT is noticeably more hi-tech than ever. For example, it uses active aerodynamics with a retractable rear wing spoiler and carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes.
A high-performance tires Michelin Super Sport Cup 2 with 20-inch alloy wheels were developed specifically for this model. It is not excluded that the supercar can get full carbon wheels with central locking. In place of the previous 5.4-liter V8 (550 hp, 677 Nm) is now a new twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost family producing about 700 hp (Previously reported that the power output will exceed 600 “horses”). The engine is located at the base and combined with a 7-band shiftable automatic transmission with two clutches, providing virtually instant gear changes.
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The exact engine power and dynamic performance of 2017 Ford GT is not specified yet, but the manufacturer assures that the car will be able to boast one of the best power to weight ratio among production cars.