While Ford has yet to even release exact pricing details for the new 2017 Ford GT, it appears as though demand for the car is already outweighing supply.
Our friend Alexandre Mourreau of Future Photography even went so far as to create a YouTube video asking Ford to please let him have the opportunity to purchase the new GT. One of the reasons for this is that Ford has publicly stated that they want owners who will drive and promote their cars rather than keep them locked up in a garage somewhere. As such, Ford has gone so far as to say they will be looking at the social media presence of potential buyers in order to gauge their ability to own the car.
We really hope that Alexandre gets the opportunity to purchase the new GT. He lives and breathes cars and will most certainly treat his GT right – by driving it!
As a reminder, beneath the skin of the 2016 Ford GT is 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”.