The very first Ford GT90 concept was displayed at the 1995 Detroit Auto Show. That model was followed by GT40, also a concept, which came to life back in 2002. After that, the American automaker decided to make a supercar based on the 1960s GT40 racing car. The very first GT40 was produced from 1964 until 1969 and a total of 107 units saw the light of day. It was intended to compete against Ferrari that had a longlasting tradition of winning at Le Mans, and played its role well. The GT stands for Grand Touring and 40 represents its height of just 40 inches. The modern day GT started with production in 2003 and that lasted until 2007. Around 4,000 units were manufactured during that period.
The GT looks like the original Ford GT40 cars, but it’s overall bigger, and more significantly, 3 inches taller than the original. That fact almost made the car named GT43, but the company decided it’s going to be called just GT. The 2006 Ford GT was fitted with a 5.4 liter Supercharged Modular V8, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission rated at 550 HP and 500 Ib ft of torque. It was capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just under 4 seconds. Fans are eager to see what the second generation 2016 Ford GT is made of.
2016 Ford GT Exterior and Interior
Looking at the front, the new Ford GT 2016 looks much more aggressive than before. Sharp edges dominate the exterior, as the front bumper looks like it’s taken off of a fighter jet.
Speaking of the front bumper, the center part of the bumper itself is almost completely taken by the air intake opening, needed for the cooling of the powerful engine hidden beneath the hood. Compared to its predecessor, the new GT features a redesigned set of headlights, with sharp edges and thin, but elegant LED lamps circumcising the contours.
Engine of the new Ford GT
The new Ford GT will be limited to a single engine option. Unlike its predecessor which featured the immense supercharged V8 and delivered 550 HP, it will have a twin-turbocharged 3.5 liter V6 Eco-Boost that uses port dual fuel-injection system and also specialized low-friction valve train responsible for prompt engine response. In order to produce a perfect balance, engineers placed the engine in the middle of the car, behind the seats.
The engine is paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission and it is expected to produce up to 600 HP. Ford also didn’t offer the conventional H-pattern manual gearbox. From 0 to 60 mph, the new 2016 Ford GT is capable of getting in just 2.5 seconds, which is an impressive result. Ford didn’t offer any kind of electric hybrid system with this model, unlike its competitors McLaren P1 and Porsche 918.
2016 Ford GT Pricing
The remarkable new 2016 Ford GT debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and the production itself is scheduled for 2016 and the manufacturer probably won’t make more than 1000 units. When it comes to pricing, this powerful supercar will start at around staggering 400,000$.