Some of the features that highlight the 2017 Ford GT and aid in spearheading Ford’s return to Le Mans include a 600-horsepower EcoBoost engine, advanced carbon fiber construction, and reduced weight. Additionally, the interior is cutting-edge and so are the myriad of performance specs it comes with. The Ford GT release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.
The new GT joins the more than 12 new performance vehicles the automaker is planning to offer by 2020. They include the F-150 Raptor, Focus RS, Shelby GT350R, and Shelby GT350. For starters, the new 2017 Ford GT is a supercar that features a rear-wheel drive system, is propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever, has a two-door coupe body shell, and comes with a body that is constructed using lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum metal.
2017 Ford GT Exterior & Interior Changes
New Ford GT – Made To Be Light And Powerful
According to Ford, the extensive use of lightweight materials using its construction is meant to improve the GT’s handling, acceleration, and fuel economy. Technologies offered in typical elite vehicles are evidently available on the Ford GT 2017. Such technologies include a deployable rear spoiler, advanced active aerodynamics, and a host of technology and material innovations.
According to Raj Nair – Ford Group vice president, “the newest Ford GT represents the ultimate execution of innovation for an enthusiastic supercar. The technologies and innovations used on it can be applied broadly across future products.” Carbon fiber innovations, for instance, in isolation can help improve a myriad of capabilities including efficiency, acceleration, braking, handling, and safety.
Additionally, the carbon fiber material is one of the world’s strongest material that enables a stiff foundation for mechanical underpinnings. Beginning last year, Ford’s EcoBoost technology became available for every Ford’s new cars including utility and light-duty pickups at least for the U.S market.
It’s quite apparent that Ford has been putting in extra time and effort to make the 2017 Ford GT one of the best performance cars a standout. However, rivals haven’t been sitting down with their fingers crossed. They also have their own competitors. Some of the rivals the new Ford GT is expected to compete with include the Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1, the Lamborghini Huracan, Acura NSX, McLaren P1, and Audi R8.
Who Are The Main Rivals Of The New Ford GT?
The 2017 Audi R8 coupe price starts from around $162,900. For that price point, the German marque offers features such as an awesome handling and acceleration, an easy-to-drive character, an exquisitely trimmed cabin, and an innovative infotainment interface. Two trims are available for the 2017 Audi R8: V10, and V10 Plus. In terms of performance, it comes equipped with a 5.2L V10 juggernaut that puts out an incredible output rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lbs. ft. of torque. Production for the Audi R8 has already began and should go for sale this spring.
The 2017 Acura NSX MSRP starts from around $156,000. For a car that once competed with the finest exotics around, the Acura NSX 2017 promises a triumphant entry return thanks to impressive features such as a new hybrid powertrain and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, a comfortable cabin, and an exotic style. Acura hasn’t announced the engine specs yet, but industry pundits say the new model will probably send around 550 horsepower to the ground.
The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan coupe price starts from $199,800, and $262,350 for the Huracan Convertible. Highlights include a thrilling performance, plenty of driver aids, an impeccable cabin, and breathtaking acceleration. It comes with a 5.2L gasoline engine rated at 610 horsepower @ 8,250 rpm and 412 ft. lbs. of torque @6,500. The Lamborghini Huracan release date should be expected sometime this summer as a 2017 year model.
Rumored Engine Specs For Thee New 2017 Ford GT
Motivation is offered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that makes a whopping 600 horsepower. There’s no word about its torque but expect a similar ravaging figure. Sorry kids, the new 2017 Ford GT isn’t offering a manual transmission as power will be send via the seven-speed, dual-clutch trans-axle.
Top speed and 0-60 mph aren’t known yet but details are expected in the coming weeks.
When Will 2017 Ford GT Come Out?
Its availability should be expected before this fall. The price starts from around $400,000. The 2017 Ford GT350, GT500, and GT40 reviews are offered elsewhere on this blog.