Ford GT, at last has appeared. it is fabulous, a super car, third incarnation that is distinct truly from the Ford GT moderately fabulous solid in before a decade in 2005-2006.
The Ford GT racing version dominated its class at Le Mans, finishing first, third, and fourth. Its stellar performance came more than a year after Ford GT made a sudden surprise appearance at the 2015 North American International Auto Show at Detroit as a prototype, completely stealing the show by unveiling the Acura NS-X.
Right since then, car enthusiasts are continuously waiting. Now, there are seven productions GTs in the hands of private citizens. Two owners — Bill Ford Jr., and Mark Fields — have close ties to Ford Motor, chairman and CEO, respectively.
Ford’s program was staged in Utah, for the media and it included a run on public roads, including some stretches of sinuous mountain with decreasing radius turns ranging from slow to OMG fast.
An adaptation of Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6, the twin-turbo street legal engine in the GT edition is rated for 647 horsepower and torque of 550 pound-feet.
In a mid-engine low-riding sports car it adds up to 0-to-60 m.p.h. in three seconds. As expected, the fuel economy — 11 m.p.g. city, 18 highway and this is not any bragging point. Nor is it some owner concern. In manual mode, the automatic snaps shifts up and down much quicker than any driver really manages with a manual transmission.
Power is the only element in the Le Mans equation, while aerodyamic efficiency is critical and so are the steering, brakes and handling.