Ford GT Concept Announcing American Supercar Rebirth
|   Saturday, January 24, 2015
Ford wants to return in the supercars segment in 2016. The American manufacturer launched the Ford GT Concept, a prototype that maintains the traditional forms of a classic GT, but promises 600 horsepower.

Ford promised its fans that they will have a surprise at the Auto Show in Detroit and they kept their word. The American manufacturer unveiled the new Ford GT Concept, a prototype that brings to life in a contemporary form the forms of the classic GT one of the symbols of the Blue Oval cars.


Designed to anticipate a future production model, scheduled to debut in late 2016, the new Ford GT Concept wants to be a reinterpretation of the old GT and a modern supercar. Apart from evoking classical forms, the design has an efficiency role, being extremely aerodynamic. This design has been optimized to provide more aerodynamic downforce and reduce air friction.

Also concerning the design, we have noted the presence of vertical opening doors, adjustable active rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 and generous air intakes for the front bumper.

Those at Ford adapted to the new trend and the concept provides a safety passenger cell made of carbon fiber, with high structural rigidity. The list of lightweight materials used does not stop there. Ford opted for an aluminum structure and body panels made of carbon fiber. All these measures will have a positive impact on the power to weight ratio. About this ratio, the Americans claim that it will be one of the best in the segment.

The interior takes a steering wheel inspired by those used in Formula 1, a digital board instrumentation, fully configurable, as well as the new generation SYNC3 multimedia system projected on a large screen located in the center of the dashboard.

In terms of power, Ford has decided to go for a new concept engine, a V6 twin-turbo Ecoboost, capable of delivering a total output of 600 horsepower. This power is administered with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox with seven reports. The Americans promise a quick gear change and a generous torque.

The EcoBoost V6 twin-turbo engine from Ford has obtained three wins in his first season of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship 2014. Also, it has won a victory in the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring.

By 2020, the GT will be one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles. It will join the Focus RS, Shelby GT350, F-150 Raptor, and Shelby GT350R in the expanding Ford Performance lineup.

"As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it's worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack. We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people's hearts pound" declared Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, in a reference to Henry Ford's win in a 1901 car race, after which investors send their money his way.
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