Put your hands up for Detroit! Ford GT successor might be seen at 2015 NAIAS image

The successor of the Ford GT supercar is expected to make its public debut during the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit, next month.

Ford has some big plans for its future lineup which will expand with the addition of the Shelby Mustang 350R, with the Focus RS and possibly with the GT successor. All of these models will be officially presented to the public next month, at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, as a recent report published by Road and Track is announcing.

The 2016 Ford GT will be created in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the company won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the GT Mk II, and this will also coincide with the carmaker’s returning to the Le Mans grid, for the 2016 race. The new generation of the supercar is believed to get an evolutionary design, along with a new platform underneath its body and a more powerful engine. No details on it are known exactly at this time.

As a small reminder, the Ford GT, in its newest version, has been produced between 2005 and 2006, in just 4,038 units, in Wixom, Michigan, U.S. The model cam in a rear mid-engine rear-wheel drive layout and it had a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 engine under its hood, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. The total output stood at 550 HP (410 kW) and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. This was enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 3.7s and a top speed of 370 km/h (205 mph).