The new GT pays homage to the GT40, but with half a century of technological advances built in. A twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine employs a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gear system to route its 647 hp to the ground. An adjustable suspension, carbon-fibre construction, and active-aero elements add to the GT’s awesome performance. Big tyres provide tremendous amount of grip, and while the suspension is tuned for sport, it’s also surprisingly refined. Only 1000 will be built and each will cost more than $ 450,000. That means, whether on the road or on the track, every single element of the Ford GT was designed to deliver the extraordinary speed and exceptional handling found only in purpose-built racing cars.
The Ferrari-fighting hypercar is also a wild-styled track star worthy of its name. It has a rear wing that automatically adjusts not only the height and position, but changes shape to fine-tune how it produces downforce. Under hard braking, it acts as an airbrake. The front end is balanced by active flaps. The GT’s doors swing up and out to reveal a cockpit whose sleek design lives up to the exterior’s angular silhouette. This is high tech, simplified: The GT’s seats are anchored to the floor while the dial and the button-covered steering wheel tilts and telescopes to meet the driver. A spring-loaded pedal box adjusts via a nylon release strap.
The view from behind the Alcantara-lined wheel is dramatic: Up ahead is a configurable digital instrument cluster, flanked by wheel-mounted paddle shifters, finished with weirdly satisfying drilled ribs. The dashboard-mounted infotainment screen sits within a slick structural carbon fibre member. Aircraft-style aluminium buttons and dials lend the GT’s cockpit a 1960s-era feel; though a few details, like the window switches and rotary shifter dial, betray the contribution of the dreaded Ford parts bin. – Source: Press Release