The Blue Oval company is having the GT showcase anywhere and everywhere – and with customer deliveries not taking place before the latter part of the year, we can still enjoy some pre-production moments.
The engineering team still has its work cut out – as the still refine the model’s shape in the good ol’ wind tunnel. The latest video from the team shows this prices process of perfecting the GT’s aerodynamic abilities – with the engineering team showing up early to check out the readings. So, we know now the GT is closing its development process and is working on the pre-production verification stage. The 124-mile-per-hour (200-kilometer-per-hour) wind tunnel tests come to attest what the engineers found out during the computer-based aerodynamic design stages. “The prime reason we come to the tunnel is to get the actual physical data on the vehicle,” can be heard saying Ford engineering supervisor Nick Terzes during the video.
The GT’s seemingly flowing body works has numerous small tricks up its sleeve to make sure air flows exactly the way the engineers wanted. For example the footage depicts the flaps in the lower part of the front end as they become active and also the adaptive rear wing. The company likes to talk about the GT development, but seems to forget some details are not out in the open yet. For example we don’t know – officially – how much power has the 3.5-liter biturbo V6. The company said it’s above 600 horsepower and the Forza Motorsport 6 virtual racing game says the numbers are 630 hp (469 kilowatts) and 539 pound-feet (730 Newton-meters).