At the 2015 North american International auto Show and at the unveiling of Forza Motorsport 6, a new Ford GT was introduced and is set to be produced and released in 2016. It will mark 50 years since the GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and has run successfully in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans to mark the anniversary, winning their class.
Ford has been playing the slow game with the all-new GT. The car first debuted just over two years ago, at the 2015 North american International auto Show in Detroit. Today, we finally—finally—get to find out some important numbers on the third revival of Ford’s world-beater: Horsepower, torque, weight, and top speed.
Ford’s claiming 647 horses and 550 lb-ft of torque from the GT’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6. as a reminder, the GT uses the same aluminum engine block as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost you can get in the Ford F-150, among other products. all that twin-turbo power motivates a vehicle with a dry curb weight of 3054 lbs. to a top speed of 216 mph.
Ford is quick to compare these numbers to two exotic competitors, the McLaren 675LT and the Ferrari 488GTB.
How does the GT, made of such exotic materials—and with a passenger compartment nearly four cubic feet smaller than an alfa Romeo 4C’s—still manage to top 3000 lbs. dry? Blame the trick active-adjustable suspension and aerodynamics packages, both of which operate hydraulically using the same pump that powers the old-fashioned steering rack.
Beginning in December 2016, Ford plans to build the GT at a rate of one car per day in this new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario until October 2020. 2017 and 2018 model year vehicles will be reserved for selected GT buyers, 2019 vehicles for buyers passed over in the initial selection process, and 2020 vehicles for new customers.
Here’s the link to the official technical Specs https://www.scribd.com/document/337480691/2017-Ford-GT-Technical-Specifications