"We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people's hearts pound."
Mark Fields, Ford President and Chief Executive Officer.
Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will be one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020 as it joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.
The new Ford GT will be the ultimate performance Ford. It will be an ultra-high-performance, two-seat, two-door, mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive supercar, and will also feature the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever - a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower. Paired with the seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle, the New Ford GT will have near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control.
The GT makes extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum – enabling outstanding acceleration and handling with improved efficiency. With the broad application of structural carbon fiber elements, the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.
Ford’s commitment to and capability in delivering technologies typically offered only in elite vehicles is evident in the GT. These include advanced active aerodynamics, such as a deployable rear spoiler, and a host of material and technology innovations to help better serve the driver, such as SYNC® 3 – the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system.
“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,” Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President, Global Product Development.