The 2017 Ford GT Supercar features a mid-mounted engine that sends all of its prodigious power to the rear wheels with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for lightning-fast shifts. That engine we speak of is a 3.5 liter twin-turbo-charged V6; yes, this car only has half a dozen cylinders under the hood! This blue oval performance machine showcases the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker‘s technological and engineering prowess. Naturally, it’s a successor to the legendary model that raced and won at Le Mans in the 1960’s as well as the previous production version that was discontinued back in 2006.
The 1966 Ford GT-40 became known as the “Ferrari Killer” after stunning upsets in the ’66 24 Hrs of LeMans – it took the first three positions in a race that the Europeans proudly felt that Americans could never compete in. The modern-day supercar Ford GT was built in limited numbers for the 2005 and 2006 model year only – there will be no further production of that model and while some claim there is a 2004 model, it was really the concept car. While the Ford GT40 was busy in the late 60’s defeating contemporary race cars, the Ford GT today quickly and efficiently dominates it’s competition in the Porsche and Ferrari of today!
As for the 2017 Ford GT body, designers and engineers have gone heavy on carbon fibre and aluminum (or rather light on it)! These advanced materials provide strength, rigidity and help reduce mass. The aircraft-inspired body also features active aerodynamic elements such as a deployable rear spoiler. As for the chassis, it rides atop a a racing-styled pushrod suspension which could have been ripped off of a Formula 1 car. The rebord Ford GT rides on 20″ wheels which are dressed in super-gummy Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires.
But don’t make the mistake that just because it doesn’t sport a V8 engine this Ford supercar can’t donkey-kick you down the road. It can! With low-friction roller-
Naturally, the 2017 Ford GT will feature the company’s latest Synch 3 Connectivty Infotainment System as well as an host of other innovations. But who really even cares about all that stuff when you have a body that looks this great and more horses than the state of Montana?
Further details about the reborn Ford GT are somewhat scarce at this time but it is slated to enter full production at Ford late next year as a 2017 model. Much of this information was released at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The 2017 Ford GT is an American legend and certainly one of the most aggressive and smoothest looking muscle cars ever. Most people define it as a sports car, but I like to define it as an American Muscle Car. The 2017 Ford GT really brings out the true colors of America and what the country is about – hard work and muscle! Recently, famous car publisher and appraiser Dave Kinney predicted that the 2006 Ford GT are destined to become the hottest sellers are car auctions because demand for the $150,000 supercar was simply never filled, especially with it remaining so coveted in Europe. Car collectors are being told to keep a sharp eye on the Ford GT as a perennial contender for the most sought-after on the market!
Speaking of colors – which are available on the Ford GT? Probably the most recognizable shade is the striking Mark IV Red, along with Centennial White, Quick Silver, Midnight Blue, Mark II Black, and the stunning Screaming Yellow. Some owners choose the authentic Gulf livery colors as well. All color schemes include optional racing stripes in various shades.
Stay tuned as we add fresh content and new images of the awesome 2017 Ford GT, as well as the “other” Ford muscle car – the Mustang! We’re not the official Ford GT website, but we do promise to provide plenty of relevant info and pics as they become available.
Recent visitors have come to buy or get more information on the new 2016 Ford GT and GT40 for sale, Ford GTX1, and the 2006 Ford GT sports car.
And last but not least here’s a video of a walkaround of a white GT at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.