The fastest production Ford ever: The Ford GT

Ford GT

We’ve known about the Ford GT for a while now, since 2015 in fact but ford has never made clear the technical specs of the V6 supercar, until now. The 3.5 litre twin-turbo charged V6 makes an impressive 657BHP and 550 lb-ft of torque, this teamed with the light weight of 1361KG give the GT a power to weight ratio of just 475BHP/ton which is twenty more than the Ferrari 488 GTB its competing against. Project development boss Raj Nair said: “The Ford GT is all about performance. We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbon fibre architecture. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most – performance, specifically the active dynamics. The result is an even faster car.”

Ford say a lot of what makes the GT so quick on the track though, rather than the power is the active aerodynamics and the suspension tuning. Ford boast that round Canada’s Calabogie Motorsports park the new GT is a second quicker than the McLaren 675LT and 3.1 seconds faster than the discontinued Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Whilst the new GT is an impressive machine, I feel it lacks the classic style of even the 2005 GT. The ’05 GT was designed as a throwback to the original GT40, which famously beat Ferrari at Lemans. I feel the new GT lacks that racing pedigree because although Ford are racing the GT it has failed to make any significant headlines in the racing world, falling behind the likes of Corvettes and Porsches. Overall I like the new GT it shows a future for Ford but it still wants to be a throwback to the GTs of old. If Ford want a future for the super car I would like to see them think up a new name for its monster world beater.

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