With the new car releases, taste and priorities of people have changed. Competition is increasing day by day. Ford unveils its new second generation Ford GT 2017 with an amazing performance.
Ford has confirmed the production of 500 more samples of this car, as the new car may be sold out within no time. The production run will extend from two to four years. Originally only 500 samples were built for this car, which meant many customers who love Ford would miss it. So another production of 500 examples is confirmed now. The car is inspired by the GT40 that won the Le Mans race four times. When the model was revealed, it received huge applause than any other vehicle on display, though there were many other cars present with it on the show like NSX supercar, Cadillac sedan, and the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.
The car was selected by judges and designers as the Detroit Auto Show’s best production vehicle due to its spectacular looks and amazing performance. The award title may seem a little bit confusing at the first glance, as GT was presented as just a concept. But later, Ford made it clear that it holds the intention to build it for a return to Le Mans 24-hour race. The car uses carbon fiber mostly on its passenger room and body panels, along with aluminum on the front and back suspension components. The car also includes racing accents like shock absorbers and carbon ceramic brakes. The height for the ride is also adjustable, with a scissor-style door and the wings like that of 2005-2006 Ford GT.
Moreover, according to Ford engineers, the car’s engine will be an updated version of an Eco-Boost with twin turbos, and direct fuel injection, generating more power. The plus points of the car are an attractive carbon-fiber body, amazing power, and exterior customization options. It is an all-new supercar that offers plenty of options from exterior paint colors to interior combination choices. Its first deliveries are coming soon. The car is styled to look more unique and most selling car of Ford in history. Not only this, it has already taken 1st, 3rd and 4th position in the Lemans 24 Hours race in 2016. The same department, Ford, is producing the car, which has given masterpieces to car world like Ford Escape, Ford Focus and Ford F-150, Ford Fusion, Ford Edge and Ford Flex recently.
FORD GT 2017-EXTERIOR
Outside, the car comes with a coupe-like body, having two doors, better aerodynamics, mid-engine and a rear-wheel drive. The body of the car is sleek that adds to the elegance of the car. Coming towards the front side, it is made of aluminum with carbon-fiber accents. The fiber helps in building the strong layout foundation of the car as well as the chassis components. The car uses 20-inches wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup2 tires, having multiple spokes surrounding a carbon-ceramic brake disc. Steering wheel inherits its style from F-1 with built-in driver controls. Wheels are arranged in the way to access paddles easily.
Steering is user-friendly. Overall, the efficiency, braking system, acceleration and safety of the car are all well-balanced. The lighter materials used in the manufacture of its body result in its reduced weight and increased aerodynamics. The car gets a dramatic look with a wedged-shaped profile. Huge buttresses connect to the roof and rear wings channel, influenced by the styling of F1 machines. The new GT is low and incredibly sleek. The back spoiler is power-operated and constantly changes its height and angle, depending on the driving conditions. Also, the buyers have a choice of choosing from five brake caliper colors. The spoilers and side skirts are also available in matte or glossy carbon fiber.
FORD GT 2017-INTERIOR
Inside, the car uses carbon-fiber mostly to provide a wide performance and efficiency and in order to reduce its weight. The car adopts a narrow profile to reduce the width of the front area. The door swings upward in order to reach the cockpit. The seats use carbon-fiber as well. Though the interior is less flashy, still it has fully digital instruments, which you can choose depending on the type of driving. Like other cars of the same category, the car receives no indicator or windscreen wipers, providing more access to the gearshift paddles. The car buyers can choose the color from gloss, matte or Shadow Black paint for the carbon-fiber trim that is present on the instrument panel.
The driving position is similar mostly that of an F1 car. There is no need for a heavy seat-adjustment mechanism. This saves weight. Moreover, the car has a good distribution of weight all along its body due to the fixing of driver and passenger seat. According to Ford, this setup provides plenty of space for drivers of all sizes due to the increased headroom. The car is provided with eight different color options, four interior themes and ten designs of wheels. Also, the car features eight different ‘racing stripe’ decals and three different treatments for exterior trim elements. The seats use leather to provide more comfort. More features for convenience and safety are added inside the car, such as satellite navigation system, automatic dual-zone climate control system and an array of electric gizmos.
FORD GT 2017-ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
The car receives a spectacular engine. The engine is highly powerful EcoBoost production ever. Talking about its configuration, it is a 3.5-Liter EcoBoost, twin-charged with a capacity to produce over 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The top speed of the engine is 200 mph, and the acceleration is 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds.
The engine derives its platform from that of Ford GT Le Mans race car. According to Ford, the engine is going to have a wider power band, making it more useable on the road. Fuel economy is also superb. Moreover, the engine is paired with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The engine is placed behind the seats, but ahead of the rear wheels, which gives it the ideal weight distribution.
FORD GT 2017-PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
It is one of the most anticipated and desired series of vehicles. Its price is expected to be higher than that of other predecessor models, with increased functionality. The car expects a price up to $400,000. By the end of 2016 only 250 examples will be produced, however, it expects to increase production of its examples in 2017. Its features are unique.
FORD GT 2017-RELEASE DATE
The car is expected to come in markets by the end of 2016 or early 2017.