The Ford GT is a sporty rear-drive two-seater that has a gasoline engine V6 EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5-liter that exceed 600 horsepower (Ford does not offer the exact figure). Their production is planned for late 2016 and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic treble Ford Le Mans 1966.
The new EcoBoost engine with two turbochargers and, according to Ford , is the same as used in the competition “2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series.” As for his gearbox, Mount Automatic gearbox dual-clutch seven-speed transaxle, which can be used by paddles located behind the wheel. Remember that the previous Ford GT it replaces had a V8 supercharged 5.4-liter, 558 horsepower, while the gearshift was 6-speed manual.
Aerodynamics plays a very important role in car design paper is that the wedge-shaped design taken from the original Ford GT40. The 2016 GT will have different active aerodynamic systems to improve their performance, both at top speed and braking and cornering stability. The frame is made entirely from carbon fiber and the body panels. While some parts of the front and rear subframe if they are aluminum.
One thing to mention is its tires (Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2), which has been developed specifically for this model and are accompanied with 20-inch wheels. The brakes are carbocerámicos, made to be lighter than conventional cast iron and are most effective when withstand high temperatures.
The launch of the Ford GT is scheduled for late 2016 to honor the 50th anniversary of that victory at Le Mans.
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