2017 Ford GT
unveiled the all-new GT
, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost®
performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.
is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350
and Shelby GT350R
in the growing Ford
Beginning production in late 2016, the Ford GT
hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT
race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The all-new GT hypercar
features rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine
, and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell
. It is propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever - a next-generation twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6
producing more than 600 horsepower
The Ford GT
makes extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum
- enabling outstanding acceleration and handling with improved efficiency.
Fords commitment to, and capability in, delivering technologies typically offered only in elite vehicles is evident in the GT
. These include advanced active aerodynamics
, such as a deployable rear spoiler
, and a host of material and technology innovations to help better serve the driver, such as SYNC® 3 - the latest version of Fords advanced connectivity system.
Few innovations provide a more wide-ranging performance and efficiency advantage than reducing weight. All factors of a vehicles capabilities - acceleration, handling, braking, safety, efficiency
- can improve through the use of advanced, lighter materials.
The all-new Ford GT
features advanced lightweight composites, which will help serve Fords entire product lineup moving forward. With the broad application of structural carbon fiber elements
, the GT
will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.
Anchored by a carbon fiber passenger cell, the Ford GT
features aluminum front and rear subframes encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels
. Carbon fiber is one of the worlds strongest materials for its mass - enabling an ultra-stiff foundation for chassis components, while creating a lighter overall package for increased dynamic performance and efficiency.
Eco-boosted to 600 HP
Based on the same race-proven engine architecture serving Fords IMSA Daytona Prototype
endurance racing efforts, the next-generation twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
in the GT
features a wide powerband with impressive time-to-torque characteristics.
The engine demonstrates remarkable efficiency - a key attribute of its endurance racing-derived powertrain, where exceptional performance combined with efficiency is a critical competitive advantage.
Fords twin-turbo EcoBoost V6
raced to three wins in its first season of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
in 2014, including a win in the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring
, along with seven podiums over more than 15,000 endurance racing miles.
The Ford GT
features an all-new, port/direct dual fuel-injection
setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain
. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6
will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle
for near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control.
Active Aero Innovations
Aerodynamic efficiency is at the heart of the GT design, actively reducing drag while aiding downforce and stability.
From its optimum tear-drop shape
to its aircraft-inspired fuselage
and visibility-enhancing curved windshield
, every slope and shape is designed to minimize drag and optimize downforce.
Although each surface on the GT
is functionally crafted to manage airflow, it also features fully active aerodynamic components
to improve braking, handling and stability.
An active rear spoiler is keyed to both speed and driver input, reactively deploying and adjusting its height and/or pitch angle depending on conditions.
While it shares a legacy with classic Ford racing and performance cars, GT is a fully contemporary and functional shape
that communicates modernity and pure beauty.
The state-of-the-art chassis
is suspended by an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension
, with adjustable ride height
. The 20-inch wheels
are shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires
featuring a unique compound and structure designed specifically for the Ford GT
. Multi-spoke wheels encircle carbon-ceramic brake discs
at all four corners.
The narrow-profile canopy reduces frontal area and caps a purposeful interior
that provides state-of-the-art technology to ensure control, comfort and safety. The two-seat cockpit
is accessed by upward-swinging doors
, and features driver and passenger seats integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell
This configuration significantly reduces seating hardware and weight, and provides a consistent and direct sensory connection to the chassis. The fixed seating
is combined with adjustable pedals and steering column
to accommodate a very wide range of driver statures.
An F1-style steering wheel
integrates all necessary driver controls, creating a stalkless steering column
that allows uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls
. A fully digital and configurable instrument cluster
provides a wealth of driver-focused data. The display is configurable for multiple driving environments and different driving modes.