Ford’s new performance division just debuted its best model yet – an all-new GT! The new GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020, which includes the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R.
Ford’s newperformance division just debuted its best model yet – an all-new GT! The new GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020, which includes the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R. But the best part is that the new GT is expected to go into production next year.
The GT supercar takes off from the last one with its mid-mounted engine and two-door coupe body shell. It is powered by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower. The V6 features a port/direct dual fuel-injection setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The new GT will also be very light thanks to a carbon fiber passenger cell and aluminum front and rear subframes encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels.
“The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio – another proof point that Ford continues raising the performance bar while ultimately improving vehicles for all of our customers.”