We’ve seen the 2016 Ford GT rendered with a Martini livery in GT3 racing specification and now we have a rendering of the new GT with an iconic Gulf themed livery!
For those that didn’t know, the original Ford GT has a long and rich history of wearing the iconic light blue and orange livery from Gulf Oil. Gulf Racing is currently a privately run team based out of London so it is unlikely that the new Ford GT will wear a Gulf livery when it heads to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year but it’s nice to know how it would look if it did!
As for the road car, 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”.