The hot and highly anticipated new generation Ford GT has been seen in a test mule form having its way on the streets of hometown Detroit. We’re still expecting the actual production version to be launched in late 2016.
The prototype has been filmed while travelling on the M-39 Southfield Freeway, with the test car having no problem standing out from among the rest of traffic peers thanks to that menacing unfinished bodywork and protruding exhaust pipes. We all know that development of the model began late into 2013 and was kept as a prized secret so it’s only natural that test drones will be popping out on the streets and on the racetrack to be sure that all issues are ironed out before the introduction to showrooms scheduled before the end of next year. The model will set you back around the same figure paid for a Lamborghini Aventador ($397, 500) and a production run of just 250 units per year will make sure it will become a prized collector’s possession.
In case you forgot, the third generation GT is using a new twin-turbo EcoBoost engine that churns out in excess of 600 bhp. All that oomph goes to the rear wheels thanks to a dual-clutch seven-speed transaxle transmission and lucky owners will be treated to carefully crafted yet Spartan and functional cockpit with F1-inspired steering wheel, digital and fully customizable instrument cluster and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system. Thanks to te utterly lightweight design, Ford, expects the GT to “exhibit one of the best power-to-weigh ratios of any production car.”