It was during an evening premiere that we discovered, one day before the opening of the Geneva Motor Show, the new Ford GT for its first outing on European soil.
The Ford GT was THE big star but THE surprise of the latter the Detroit show. Designed in the greatest secrecy, the descendant of the legendary GT 40 of the 60 passes for the first time the Atlantic. No doubt, this is indeed a supercar the twenty-first century. However, it shares much in common with his illustrious ancestor such as its template (very wide and very low). To make the most efficient possible, Ford has worked hard on the aerodynamics with particular attention given to the management of air flow, as evidenced by the lack of rear spoiler. Beyond the beauty of its lines, the Ford GT deserves to be seen from every angle as evidenced by the many details such as double high exhaust outlet, the LED headlamps or tail lights branded GT.
The engine is always located in the rear central position but it is more of a V8 but with a V6 3.5 Ecoboost developing more than 600 hp mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed. Although at present, nothing is known about the performance of the GT, Ford announces which already possess one of the best weight / power in its class. A feat made possible by the massive use of carbon for the body and the shell. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels only. Braking will be provided by carbon-ceramic discs associated with Brembo calipers mounted on 20-inch wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires 2 (325/30/20 rear and 245/35/20 in the front )
We have not been able to take place inside but we already know that the instrumentation will be 100% digital with a steering wheel inspired by the world of F1. Even if the car is off, the place will be counted in the cockpit as internal sources of Ford told us we should be as tight as a Lotus Elise , that’s mean!
Marketed globally from 2016, the Ford GT will be manufactured in Canada in a hundred copies only at prices that should be close to those of the Lamborghini Avantador (about € 330,000).