Ford Performance – you know, the division that has reunited all sporty efforts at the Blue Oval under one roof – has decided to unleash more footage with the 2017 GT, probably to ease the pain of waiting for so long before the supercar hits the streets and tracks.
The special operations unit has decided on the latest order of business should be placed the aerodynamics and design of the iconic supercar – not in its third generation. Garen Nicoghosian, which is the Ford GT design boss, comments on the 2017 GT and keeps us interested by delivering the usual speech that aero and design were here more than just for show and the supercar was intended as a “celebration of performance” and a due tribute to Ford’s racing heritage. Only this time around the speech is based on the real deal – since we’re talking about a car that is at the absolute pinnacle of Ford’s development. Garen also says the unit was first looking to just have the street car delivered, but they changed the course and also came up with the racing variant.
While the GT is a true expression of the “form follows function” strategy, the design has remained attractive and also relevant to its heritage, which makes the model highly appealing – though it’s going to have a price to match, with reports pointing out a price bracket revolving around the $400,000 marker. It’s going to be powered by a twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine 3.5-liter, delivering 630 bhp (469 kW) and 539 lb-ft (730 Nm), if we take for granted the specs unveiled by the Forza Motorsport 6 video game. The production model should reach the public sometimes next year at one of the major North American auto shows.