2016 Ford GT - Newly designed 50th Anniversary Supercar
Those familiar with Ford's Supercar, the GT40 was a 60's vehicle to be reckoned with as it proved to be a winner in the 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969 24 hours of LeMans. The future for the GT off the track was short lived however and was discontinued until the remake in 2005 and only lasting 2 model years and just around 4000 units built.
Here now in 2015, a revived battle of the manufacturers to create the ultimate sports cars has reminiscence of the 60's. Ford is no stranger to producing great technology, and would not be left out in making their impact on the racing world and auto enthusiasts alike, hence they're introducing their latest version of the famous Ford GT40.
What once has large displacement at 7.0L, and went to a supercharged 5.4L in the 2005-06 versions is now a much smaller 3.5L V6 twin turbo EcoBoost engine. Some have already started the comments of how Ford would put in a smaller engine and does that make it any less of a supercar like the rivals of supercars today using V12 engines. We look right at F1 and see this is also what they're doing in a push for efficiency.
With cues we pick up from the LaFerrari, the 2016 Ford GT features Carbon Fiber body panels for the ultimate in weight savings while keeping a nice solid carbon fiber cockpit. The Drivetrain consists of the above mentoined 3.5L Twin Turbo EcoBoost engine coupled to a 7 speed dual clutch transaxle. Michelin was gladly on board to provide a special tire for this new supercar, and rightly so, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires will make it stick to the road and track.
Expect to hear more news about this car as the release date closes in and we get more information.
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