According to new reports, a mere 100 units of the brand new 2016 Ford GT could be heading to the United States in the vehicle’s first year of production.
Ford has previously revealed that it will initially build 250 examples of the GT annually, with no official allocation details announced. Autoweek reports however, that 100 will be destined for the United States while a further 100 will be shipped to international markets including the UK which could receive about 20 units annually.
Despite being released nine months ago, Ford is yet to reveal just how powerful the 2016 GT supercar is. Thanks to Forza Motorsport 6 however, possible official specifications about the car were revealed. In the game, the 2016 Ford GT pumps out a total of 630 hp and 539 lb-ft of torque from its twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine. The American marque has previously confirmed that the new GT will deliver in excess of 600 hp and given the accuracy of Forza 6, there’s a very good chance that these figures are the real deal, although they are yet to be officially confirmed.
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”.