The 2017 Ford GT-40 represents the automaker’s commitment to a future in motorsports. The fans of the GT40 are unapologetically diehard and may have been firmly behind the decision to introduce the new sports car with old school war paint.
2017 Ford GT-40 Engine Specs
The power for the vehicle comes from a V-6 3.5 liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that is promised to produce 600 horsepower with a proposed 500 pound per feet of torque. The horsepower of the monstrous engine will be feed the rear wheels by way of a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Carbon ceramic brakes allow for impressive speed reduction and stopping as the Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires wrap the vehicle’s 20 inch wheels keep it stuck to the pavement.
2017 Ford GT-40 Interior and Exterior Redesign
On the most basic level, the shape of the 2017 Ford GT-40 is that of a Le Mans prototype vehicle. The wideness of the front hinds heavily reminds consumers of the GT40 of yester year as the remainder of the vehicle screams modern supercar. The two seat tapers just above the duo of cannon sized central exhaust outlets while the rear fenders are entirely apart from the main fuselage.
This version of the 2017 Ford GT-40 has doors that hinge upward and forward without the incorporation of roof portions. The cabin remains business like and simplistic. Its gauge cluster is digital and has been augmented via a central color touch screen display that is equipped with the Sync 3 infotainment setup. From behind a “squircle” shaped steering wheel, there can be found a pair of paddle shifters and the cabin also hosts door mounted HVAC vents.
2017 Ford GT-40 Specs
The concept car that was debuted at the auto show is predicted to enter production next year. The arch nemesis for the GT will remain the mid-engine Corvette from Chevrolet and the Audi R8. The American made supercar will remain as much of a staple as its Le Mans winning, Ferrari beating GT40 of 1964. Given that Ford is calling the new GT a global market; our northern neighbors can expect to see it hit their dealerships in time to commemorate the anniversary of the 1-2-3 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
It will be a welcomed and highly anticipated moment to see the GT once again to enter in the Le Mans. Given Ford’s vocal nature has many sitting on the edge of their seats as they attempt to see if the GT can reclaim its crown 50 years after it made history?
2017 Ford GT-40 Price and Release Date
Although the American automaker has yet to release a specific pricing amount, industry analysts predict that the iconic supercar will wear a price tag in the neighborhood of $150,000. Many critics believe that the predicted price may be a base figure beginning; while also contending that once it moves from the realm of concept vehicle, it will outshine many competitors that warrant prices takes that are much more step that this. When debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show the new GT hyper car delivered no surprise in aesthetics; especially since it was already widely known that the American automaker would be taking the latest GT to Le Mans in the year 2016.