The Ford GT supercar has been recently picked up as the winner of the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2015, the latest in a lengthening list of awards for the upcoming supercar.
The world of supercars has usually been dominated by European offerings, from major automakers and established brands to exotic one-offs that may or may not remain in automotive history. But in recent years the Americans have also become prevalent in the segment, with such offerings as the Corvette ZR1 and now, the third generation of the Ford GT. The recent awards handed out by the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year jury, consisting of a group of around 30 automotive journalists, were offered during the Concours d’ Elegance of America held Sunday in Plymouth. The accolades included awards for the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup and Mercedes-Benz F015 autonomous car – seen as two of the most important concept cars unveiled at auto shows over the past twelve months.
Naturally, as is traditional with automotive concepts, all three models can be used as a window in the design and technology features upcoming vehicles in the near future will be equipped with. The stunning Ford GT is also a cross between show cars and normal models since the radical sports car is actually being built exactly on the basis of the concept that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. More importantly, the model sets Ford on a new chapter, thanks to the radical style, extremely high-output Ecoboost V6 engine and massive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber.