Report – Ford could be ready to offer the GT Ecoboost V6 as crate option image

Good news might be coming for those who waited patiently to snatch a copy of the Ford GT supercar but were unfortunate enough to not reach the 500 units list.

This is because the latest report states Ford has alleged to the possibility of turning the 2017 GT’s biturbo 3.5-liter V6 into a crate engine option. During a recent interview, Dave Pericak, Ford Performance’s head mentioned the all new biturbo 3.5-liter V6 could become part of low volume manufacturer’s models. Additionally, the motorsport fans are also in for a treat, because the race-ready version of the mill could also be acquired by private track teams. He didn’t mention specifically the Ford GT’s engine version though, and everyone assumes that he is indeed talking about this one, so you might still want to take this with a pinch of salt.

Anyways, the latest evolution of the biturbo 3.5-liter V6 found inside the 2017 GT supercar is capable of delivering more than 600 horsepower. We don’t yet have the exact technical details coming officially from the Blue Oval company, but if you’re a game addict you already know them. That’s because in the Forza Motorsport 6 video game the unit is rated at 630 hp (469 kW) and 539 pound-feet (730 Newton meters) of torque – and since the developer and Ford worked in partnership to have the model stand out in the game, we might be getting the real deal. By the way, the engine is already offered – much in the way GM sells its small-block V8 engines – in various states of tune – to smaller manufacturers.

Via Autocar.co.uk