New Ford GT makes 647 hp and 745 Nm
The Ford GT was first released in 2002 and it remained in production till 2006. The GT was known to be a reincarnation of the legendary GT40 Lemans racing car from the 1960’s. The GT is considered to be one of the most iconic supercars of the modern era. A completely new Ford GT was showcased at the 2015 North American Motor Show and now after 2 years, we have some numbers that tell how capable the new GT is.
Starting with the important side of things, the new GT has the strongest EcoBoost engine from Ford. The 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 churns out a massive 647 hp and 745 Nm of torque which is more than adequate to rocket the 1385 kg car to a top speed of 347 kph. Ford compares the numbers with the European competitors, the Ferrari 488 GTB and the McLaren 675LT, to announce that the Ford GT is faster than both of them despite being down on power. A 7-speed dual clutch transmission channels this power to drive the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential. The numbers also reveal that the addition of the EcoBoost hasn’t helped the GT to attain some ‘Eco’ behavior. The fuel economy figures are 21.3 liters/100 km in the city while the highway figure lurks around 13 litres/100 km.
The aesthetics of the GT hasn’t changed from what they showcased in 2015. It still retains the design that is reminiscent of the old GT40 but with a cloak of modernity. The production of the GT is being handled by Canada’s Multimatic in Markham, Ontario. The first examples of the new GT have already reached the garages of some customers.