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EVO Explains The Buttresses And More

The 2017 Ford GT, equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 with Ecoboost engine pushing over 600 horsepower, is a wonderful and beautiful American supercar with a very Italian sticker price of $400,000. Getting your hands on one is also a strange process as demand is quite sky high. The best thing we plebes can do is to stare at pictures and videos while others experience the enjoyment on our behalf. Sad face.

EVO magazine’s Youtube channel has done an Unwrapped series on the Ford GT and it’s another visual delight for fans of the iconic supercar. They get into the more gritty detail of the Ford GT that you wouldn’t normally appreciate unless you are inches away from the surface of the car. They also compare Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ford GT Race Car for the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship

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Here are some of the interesting tidbits from the video. The buttresses of the Ford GT may seem flat but in actuality they have an upside down wing shape so it can generate downforce to the rear axle. The shape of the cabin helps funnel the air through the buttresses and into the active rear spoiler that can go up and down. Beside the buttresses are massive intercoolers to help cool the engines. The processed hot air then exits through the center of the rear brake lights, which explains the design of the lights and the cooling fins.

The Ford GT Race Car is even crazier in design as the active rear spoiler has been replaced with a gigantic rear wing. The diffuser found on the regular Ford GT has also undergone carbon fiber surgery and a helping of steroids to become much more massive, necessary for reducing pressure drag in the rear.

There are no details of the interior for both cars, unfortunately, as the Ford GT is still a preproduction version. Regardless, this video is eye candy for fans of the supercar. Check it out below!

Source: EVO

About Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.

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