2016 Ford GT

Official: 2016 Ford GT
Well the rumours proved to be entirely correct and the brand new 2016 Ford GT has just been revealed at the Detroit Motor Show 2015. Production of the new Ford GT will kick off in 2016 and when it does, it will act as Ford’s range-topping performance car and is being created in part to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GTs taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Beneath the skin of the 2016 Ford GT is Ford’s most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever and just as speculated, it is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 unit delivering more than 600 hp. Final specifications have yet to be released nor have performance times, but one can be assured the 2016 Ford GT will be faster off the line and feature a higher top speed than the previous-generation Ford GT. This engine makes use of dual fuel-injection as well as a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission.
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Underpinning the 2016 Ford GT is a carbon fibre monocoque with aluminium front and rear subframes also featuring. Carbon fibre has also been used for the new Ford GT’s body panels and while Ford has yet to reveal how much the car weighs, it is claimed to have “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car”.
Design wise the 2016 Ford GT is a revolutionary step over the previous GT. With that in mind it features a plethora of curves and carries an overall tear-drop shape. While the entire body of the new Ford GT has been created to provide for the best airflow, the new American supercar also makes use of a selection of active aerodynamic components including an active rear wing which can adjust its height and pitch depending on driving conditions.
Official: 2016 Ford GT
Elsewhere, the Ford GT includes racing-type torsion bar and pushrod suspension making for an adjustable ride height while 20-inch wheels with Michelin Super Sport Cup 2 tyres are also found. Large carbon ceramic brakes at all four corners will help bring the 2016 Ford GT to a brisk stop.
Discussing the car, Ford group vice president of global product development, Raj Nair, said, “The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar. GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio – another proof point that Ford continues raising the performance bar while ultimately improving vehicles for all of our customers.”

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