The 2017 Ford GT is the widely anticipated Ford-produced supercar that is going to make heads turn and eyes bulge. The 2017 Ford GT is a modernized remake of the 1966 Ford GT40. That one got famous for winning the Paris Le Mans for four years in a row, leaving all others behind. Even the favourite Ferrari couldn’t keep up. Now, Ford has redesigned their pride and joy for 2017 markets with matching specs. Think of an engine that tops 600 horsepower! Curious to find out more? Read on!
Ford mixed the classic design of the 1966 Ford GT40 with the ornate design trends of modern day supercar manufacturing. It is simply amazing. First of all, the face of the car is exactly like the previous models. A sloped nose with the two wide “nostrils” and headlights shaped like wide slits give the face an ominous expression.
Moreover, the back of the car had an amazing upgrade, with rounder corners and Ferrari-inspired taillights that also function as an air exit for the intercoolers! The buttresses are certainly a throwback to the original GT40, and connect the back fenders to the roofline for extra downfore.
In the middle of the rear right between the two taillights are the two cannon exhaust outlets. Best of all, like a true supercar the doors open upwards. That will certainly make for a mindblowing entry!
There are eight exterior colours with a liquid finish to choose from. Two additional colours come as special editions, these are Matte Black and Shadow Black. On top of that, another eight colours are available for optional racing stripes on the car. These will run in the middle over the length of the car. The 20 inch wheels can come in a total of ten different sets, so many choices! For the finishing touch, the brake calipers can be one of five varieties of colour, of which blue, red and orange are the spiciest of options.
Finally, the last exterior feature that is worth mentioning is the gorilla glass windshield. Gorilla glass is a superthin, superlight and super damage resistant and is already used in products such as smartphones and tablets. The 2017 Ford GT will be the first production car that will feature a gorilla glass windshield.
The interior of this amazing supercar can best be described as a cockpit. The car obviously features two front seats and a hell of a lot buttons. Above all, something interesting about the front seats is that they are constructed directly on top of the chassis, which results in a better feel of how the car is rolling. The seat is not adjustable, instead the steering wheel and the pedals can be adjusted. The steering wheel is obviously inspired by Formula 1 type steering wheels, let’s not deny that the Ford GT is a downright racing car, and a complementary steering wheel is only befitting for such a car.
For the interior there are four lay-outs. One is a luxurious, all black styling, appropriately named ‘Dark Energy.’ Then, there is a black interior with a bright orange or sharp white dashboard and seat wrapping. Finally, a black and a wonderful navy blue detail hue can be opted for to represent the GT’s interior.
The engine is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. When you already think this engine is out of this world, hear this. It tops 600 horsepower. Ford enhanced this engine to make it as efficient as possible through a combination of a direct injection system, a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain and finally the two aforementioned turbochargers. The twin-turbo V8 engine of the similar 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 tops 700, so although the GT looks fantastic, this is a point on which it underwhelms.
Also, the car will have rear-wheel drive, will be hitting 60 mph (100 kmh) within four seconds and will definitely be able to go faster than 200 mph (320 kph).
Even supercars sometimes have to get over speed bumps, this is why Ford installed a button that can suspend the car a little, just to get over that speed bump. A wonderful addition for when you also need to do some grocery shopping and town and this car is the only thing on your hands.
The price of the 2017 Ford GT will be around $400,000 for the US market and over €400,000 on the European market. Ford produces the car in low volumes of an estimated 250 per annum.
October 10, 2016
The application window for the purchase of a 2017 Ford GT closed in May. Ford required purchase application because they expected the demand to be higher than the supply. Ford stated that many factors were taken into account, such as Ford loyalty or if the applicant already owned a Ford GT.