Ford has decided to bring back the 2017 Ford GT for another run. The car that is going to be released now is the second-generation of this model which is released after the demise of the first-gen one which was short lived and which did not pose good numbers on sales and popularity. But with the 2017 second-gen model we are getting something that is going to fix everything that the previous car saw as flawed.
This is going to be a direct descendant from the Ford GT40 model, a legendary vehicle which competed at the race track of Le Mans and the model which managed to win against the current Ferrari. The events that happen almost 40 years ago saw the dismissal of Enzo Ferrari to sell the company to Henry Ford which latter on prompted Ford to make their own version which were dominated the racetrack. The designers were issued a blank check to do so and the result was as you know it a model that won at the racetrack of Le Mans and the model which dominated the races of the period.
The model was shown to the word for the first time at the Detroit Auto Show this year, where the fans were given the first opportunity to lay their eyes on the model that was announced for release next year. The release date of the 2017 Ford GT has been set for 2017 but they managed to show it earlier and get the fans hyped up for the release.
The model is going to have a super light carbon fiber and aluminum construction and will combine with a EcoBoost V-6 engine that will give it the power to generate up to 600 horsepower. The legendary car is going to have a modernistic approach to the car and will provide us with perhaps the best supercar that Ford has managed to produce. Read all about the Ford GT 2017 in this review and get a taste about what the car is going to represent.
The 2017 Ford GT is going to resemble its older brother a lot in terms of exterior style. The mid-engine design is going to adopt a long wedge shape and combine it with a signature sloped GT nose up front. The dual ducts placed to the front also create a menacing look for the model. The rear part of the car has adopted a more modernistic approach compared to some other past GT models. With crisp cut taillights and some round hips it reminds us of the modern Ferrari models and it even adds a set of flying buttress wings which create extra downforce. Mounted high and center, there is a set of cannon outlasts while to the lower part there is an aggressive looking diffuser added.
The greenhouse of the car is less open and less wider than other cars in the lineup. Compared to the older models, this one is far more sleeker and has some added aerodynamic properties that the previous models also lacked. There are also a bunch of subtle details that are added to remind us of the older models. The shape of the car has been carved out from a light weight material like carbon fiber and aluminum which reduces the overall weight of the car. Each and every curve of the car has been fine tuned to enhance the cars stability on the road and enhance its driving potential. All in all, certainly the best looking and the most purposeful Ford GT 2017 model.
The main characteristics of the interior of the 2017 Ford GT are control and usability. The design of the cockpit has been made in a way that it is going to fit the primary purpose of the car. The seats have been fully integrated into the monocoque shell of the car, which makes you directly connected to the chassis and that way gives you full control and feel for the car. because the seating position is fixed, the steering wheel is adjustable as well as for the pedals so different type of people can fit in and feel relaxed inside.
Ford has also decided to give an F1 inspired steering wheel to its model as all the necessary control for the function of the car have been mounted on it. This actually opens up the steering column a little bit and manage to declutter the area a bit. The gauge cluster is made out of a large LCD display which is configurable to display various types of information on it. Actually there are multiple modes that you can choose and enable the display of the information to happen.
The initial draw was that the 2017 Ford GT was going to use a Mustang GT350 inspired engine and that the model was supposed to go with a flat-plane crank V-8 engine. But come release date all of that is going to change as the car has been actually announced with a 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 which has two turbos to it. This is the next generation EcoBoost motor and was inspired by IMSA Daytona Prototype endurance racer. They are saying that it is going to reach a power of 600 horsepower and deliver us an acceleration of 0-60 mph of less than 4 seconds and it can also achieve that with a top speed of 200 mph.
Release date and price
As mentioned, the model is going to be released next year. The 2017 Ford GT has already been shown and fans are quite familiar with what this car is going to represent, so at the official release date there is not going to be anything kept secret and fans are going to enjoy the model in every sense. The car is going to be released in the first quarter of next year with a price tag of around $400,000, making it close to the price of an Lamborghini Aventador model. Perhaps the closest competitors in the market are going to be the Lamborghini Huracan and the Chevy Corvette ZR1 models.