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66 Photos of the 2017 Ford GT

2017 Ford GT (42)

Do you remember that two years ago Ford announced a 2017 Ford GT, which the company touted to have “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car”? It took eons for Ford to finally complete this one, but they’ve really been busy with races at Le Mans, and in China and japan.

Thankfully, Raj Nair, Ford’s top tech officer, took time to focus on the GT before the Daytona 24-hour endurance race takes much of his attention.

Powertrain

For two years, we have waited for how powerful the GT is going to be, and here is it, finally: it will be fitted with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that can produce an astounding 647 horsepower at 6250 rpm and a maximum of 550 lb-ft of torque at 5900 rpm with 495 lb-ft available at 3500 rpm.

The use of a V-6 engine disappoints some sectors since everyone was expecting a V-8 after two years of preparation and waiting. However, this specific engine tops that of the Porsche 911 Turbo’s twin-turbo flat-six. The GT’s V-6 has a specific output of 185 horsepower per liter of gas.

Fuel economy

Ford has been boasting of the GT’s anti-lag strategy, and that’s really fine because we’re sure racers would love to be behind a car that keeps the turbines spinning during shifts and lift-throttle moments when accelerating after a turn.

There is a downside to this, though. The EPA mileage ratings are horrible, even worse than the V-10 Dodge Viper. It has a rating of 11 mpg city, 18 highway and 14 combined, though we doubt this can stop fans from shelling out for the GT.

Power-Weight Equation

The most important feature is Nair’s reported dry figure of 3054 pounds, falling between its primary competitors in the McLaren 675LT and the Ferrari 488GTB. With 200 pounds for fluid, that means the GT weighs an estimated 3250 pounds, falling far below the Corvette Grand Sport.

This allows the GT to have a top speed of 216 mph, which should be enough to have it battle with Europe’s hottest cars, except for Bugatti’s Chiron, the Koenigsegg Agera, the Lamborghini Aventador SV, and Pagani’s Huayra.

Photos

Here are photos of the new 2017 Ford GT:

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