The new Ford GT has been a long time coming, but now all that waiting largely doesn’t matter. Why? Because finally have some stats and figures to throw at your face and they are hugely impressive.
When Ford did a masterpiece of a mic drop at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automotive world’s panties collectively moistened. Ever since we’ve been clamoring for something, anything that would satiate our palate for how fast this thing might be. Today, we get a glimpse as to how bonkers the GT truly is.
According to Ford they are saying we’ll be seeing 647 horsepower coupled with 550 pound-feet of torque. That’s impressive and should mean the GT will compete with the likes of the McLaren 675LT, Ferrari 488GTB, and Lamborghini Huracan. The curious number is that the weight will be over 3000 pounds (3054 dry, to be exact). For a car that uses carbon fiber and rare materials in nearly every nook and cranny, it’s surprising that it’s not lighter.
But don’t let the weight cast a full-scale black cloud over the car. The performance will no doubt be staggeringly good. We’ll get a better shake down as to with the GT can do once some of the luckier, larger journals get their hands on it to test.
Given the GT’s pedigree, we can’t wait to see the street version in action. The GT racing team seems to be doing just fine with their LeMans win in 2016. Bring on the GT and let’s get some performance numbers!