Details emerge on the new Ford GT
Further details have been released on the new Ford GT, a model which is causing great excitement amongst motoring enthusiasts across the world.
Paying homage to the GT40 racing cars of the 1960s, this new model effortlessly combines all the technology you would expect from a modern vehicle with an engine that offers the undiluted essence of motorsport. The GT40 will have a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost engine, which will be made primarily from carbon-fibre. Ford said that it will have one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.
It’s Ford’s second attempt to capture the magic of the original racer, a model which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race four years in a row from 1966 to 1969. The victorious GT40 in the 1967 event, the MK IV, remains the only car designed and built entirely in America to win the title.
To arrive in the UK by 2016
The first of the GT40s are expected to reach the UK by the tail-end of 2016. Prices are expected to start from £250,000. While there is still quite a wait for the model, Ford have said that 95 per cent of the features on the concept model shown off at the Geneva Motor Show will be carried over to the production model. However, with just ten of these models expected to make the journey across the pond, there’s a chance that you may have to travel a bit further than your local Ford dealer in Somerset to get your hands on the keys.
The new Ford GT comes as part of the manufacturer’s pledge to release 12 global performance models before 2020, joining the company of the F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and the new Ford Focus RS as models which are all set for a timely refresh.
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