The third-generation Ford GT has just been announced as the official cover car for upcoming racing game Forza 6.
Forza 6, just like the others in the Forza series, will be available strictly to Xbox users and is set to reach the market later this year. It is being developed by Turn 10 Studios and is promising to deliver an even more realistic gaming experience that previous iterations and at E3 in June, Forza 6 should be previewed for the very first time.
Alongside the 2016 Ford GT being made available in Forza 6, gamers will also be able to drive the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang and the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.
As for the 2016 Ford GT itself, it features 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.
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”.