Ford GT beats McLaren and Ferrari rivals

McLaren and Ferrari drivers will have to move aside to make way for the new Ford GT.

With the highest output of any EcoBoost production engine to date, the all-new Ford GT combines extraordinary power with impressive aerodynamic efficiency and advanced active dynamics to achieve a maximum speed of 216 mph – making it the fastest Ford production vehicle on the track ever.

With its exceptional top speed, Ford’s all-new supercar is designed and optimised for track performance to honour its racing heritage. In development testing, with all contenders track-prepped with new fluids, fresh tyres, and optimal suspension settings, in identical conditions and with the same driver behind the wheel, Ford GT outperformed both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada:               

Ford GT:   

2:09.8

McLaren 675LT:

2:10.88

Ferrari 458 Speciale:

2:12.9

SAE rated at 647 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque in U.S. specification, Ford’s new high-output 3.5-litre V6 engine produces the highest horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine ever, making Ford GT the fastest production car ever to wear the Blue Oval badge. The engine’s wide powerband produces 90 per cent of its peak torque from 3,500 rpm.

The active dynamic systems – for both suspension and aerodynamics – are designed to make the car perform with optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed, creating a faster setup regardless of driver skill.

Ford GT, with no excuses to give, has proven itself time and again, racing to class wins at Le Mans and numerous other tracks in both IMSA and WEC last season. The production Ford GT shares a great deal with the high-performance track version, with advanced aero and suspension features taking performance to new heights.

 

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