In 1966, the Ford GT 40 car took the first place at Le Mans race. The 2017 Ford GT release will become the anniversary celebration of that victory.
In January, different auto novelties will be demonstrated at the North American Auto Show (NAIAS) 2015 in Detroit. The sports Ford GT car is rather remarkable among them. This latest edition is almost ready for mass production process.
Distinct Characteristics of the 2017 Ford GT
The new type EcoBoost engine is able to produce 600-plus horsepower. The two turbochargers are accommodated in the V-shaped space between the 6 cylinders. The engine is completed by the 7-band robotized two-clutch transmission, which allows almost simultaneous gear changes.
Since the US producers tend to create cars that consume a small amount of fuel, the 2017 Ford GT is equipped with the 3.5 liters engine, which is considerably less than the engine capacity of the predecessor. According to the automotive engineers, the car body is made of a material combining carbon fiber and aluminum, which minimizes its weight. This allows you to optimally relate the weight and the power of the car, which is put into a lineup production.
One can easily observe large wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires and an active rear spoiler of the two-door racing car. The vehicle is equipped with carbon-ceramic disc brakes. The interior is designed according to the latest achievements of technology.
The car manufacturers equipped the steering wheel with devices that allow the action control mode. It is full of buttons that perform different functions. The steering wheel, with buttons on it, makes it easy for the driver to manage the control of transmission, engine, suspension, etc.
Therefore, the equipping of the driver’s seat in this car is a little weaker than the jet aircraft cabin one. An electronic LCD display provides with all the necessary information to track the status of all devices. You can enjoy a digital dashboard sitting in the sporty lateral support seats.
The exterior of the car is excellent. It is rather recognizable thanks to the traditional unmistakable hallmarks, but at the same time, certain aggressiveness has become inherent. Smooth shapes were replaces by the sharp lines.
The manufacturing techniques of the 2017 Ford GT exceed those used by this company before, so the car appears to be more technological. It introduced active aerodynamics, allowing the rear fenders inward and outward moving.
Most of the dynamic characteristics of the car are kept as a secret, but the manufacturers ensure that it will be a reasonable combination of power and weight.
The mass production of the 2012 Ford GT will start at the end of 2016. Despite the fact, that it will take almost 2 years between the model demonstration and its release, no significant design and equipment changes are planned. It will be produced exactly the way it was presented during the demonstration.
The developers claim that the car was almost immediately designed to deliver pure performance, so there is no need to adjust anything. One can only wait for the anniversary year and start production.
It is planned to release only 1,200 copies of these cars, and each year, only 250 units will come in use. The cost of the car will be approximately 360 thousand Euros. The same price is for the European Lamborghini Avenator model.
The number of the previously released Ford GT was more than 4 million units. Perhaps, the currently planned quantity of the lineup may be increased in case, if this latest edition causes interest and becomes popular among the car buyers. It may even happen that the sales will exceed those relating to their predecessor, since now many dealers are drawing conclusions as for its competitiveness at the market.