Published: Sat, January 28, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

Ford GT's Power Finally Revealed, Becomes Fastest Production Ford Ever

Ford GT's Power Finally Revealed, Becomes Fastest Production Ford Ever

Potential buyers had to fill out an application and, by May 2016, the first two years' worth of cars were sold. Today, we finally-finally-get to find out some important numbers on the third revival of Ford's world-beater: Horsepower, torque, weight, and top speed. The Ford GT will derive 647 horsepower and 550lb-ft of torque from the twin turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6.

Those lightweighting efforts also provide the Ford GT with a 4.72 pounds/horsepower power-to-weight ratio.

The Ford GT is one vehicle that has proven itself time and again over a period of nearly 5 decades with its wins at the Le Mans and IMSA (International Motor Sports Association). On our scales, the McLaren weighed 2982 pounds and the Ferrari 3428 pounds. That seems awfully heavy for a carbon fiber monocoque vehicle with less passenger space than an Alfa Romeo 4C. Blame the trick active-adjustable suspension and aerodynamics packages, both of which operate hydraulically using the same pump that powers the old-fashioned steering rack. We were faster by putting the systems in.

Ford GT's dry weight just tops 3,000 pounds, which places the supercar between its two primary competitors, the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 488.

Ford GT's Power Finally Revealed, Becomes Fastest Production Ford Ever

And despite what you might expect from an engine with this name, the EcoBoost in the new GT is quite thirsty.

And it's safe to say the blue oval has built a belter. The on-screen data is fully customizable, with images varying between the five driving modes. The road-going Ford GT is likely to retain several high performance bits like the advanced aero and suspension features and will also be running at the upcoming Rolex 24 race at Daytona in USA. "The fuel economy is what it is". According to Ford, it has the lap time of 2 mins and 9.8 secs on the Canada's Calabogie Motorsports Park race track.

Even when there was not published information regarding the car's acceleration, experts assume that the GT model could hit up to 60 miles per hour in a matter of 3 seconds or less. As for other performance metrics, like 0-60 and 1/4-mile times?

The new Ford GT has certainly managed to capture our attention, but we've been lacking certain key figures.

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