Ford has announced that the 2017 Ford GT has the highest top speed and fastest lap time of any production Ford, ever!
Ford has announced that the 2017 Ford GT has the highest top speed and fastest lap time of any production Ford, ever! With 647 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque generated from its new 3.5-liter V6, the new GT’s engine also produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine.
“Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT – both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race car that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT. We are extremely pleased with how it performs, both on the track and on the road.”
The 2017 GT has a top speed of 216 mph. The new Ford GT is also faster on the track than both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale.
With the same driver behind the wheel, the Ford GT beat both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada. The Ford GT came in at 2:09.8, while the McLaren came in second at 2:10.8 and the Ferrari at 2:12.9.
“The Ford GT is all about performance,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development and chief technical officer. “We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbon fiber architecture. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most – performance, specifically, the active dynamics. The result is an even faster car.”