Ford just knocked everyone’s socks off at the Detroit Show unveiling a Ford GT supercar with an Ecoboost V6 that will produce more than 600 horsepower.
The Blue Oval wanted to make sure that not all the attention today will be on Acura’s showing of its new NSX later this morning.
Beginning production late next year, the GT will be offered in select global markets in time to make Ford’s winning of the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans.
It will be rear-wheel drive with a mid-mounted engine, and makes use of lightweight materials including carbon fiber and aluminum.
“The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president. “GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio.”
The twin turbo V6 will be paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transaxle, adjustable suspension, and 20-inch wheels. There are upward swinging doors and room for two inside with seats that are integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell. The seats are fixed but the pedals are adjustable as is the steering column.
An F1-style steering wheel integrates all necessary driver controls, creating a stalk less steering column that allows uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls. A fully digital and configurable instrument cluster provides a wealth of driver-focused data. The display is configurable for multiple driving environments and different driving modes.
“While we hope enthusiasts rejoice about this all-new GT, all Ford customers will benefit from the ultimate performance Ford and its new-generation innovations,” said Nair.
No price or performance data – Yet.