One of the surprises that nobody saw coming to the Detroit show was the Ford GT Concept. Having created in 2002 to honor the GT40 2016 promises to return with a product manufactured in carbon fiber and with 600 hp under the right foot. Gentlemen raise your bets.
In the film world is a truism that "sequels were never good" but in the automotive world that often seems that fall on deaf ears. Today we will see one of these cases the rebirth of the Ford GT now in conceptual format for Detroit 2015 and as a prelude to what we'll see in about a year on the streets.
Ford used the announcement of the new Ford GT for use as an example of the highlights in performance that can give the family of drivers EcoBoost as well as what can the Oval in relation to the design plan from aerodynamics and extensive carbon fiber manufacture.
The Ford GT Concept is one of the more than 12 new vehicles Ford performance to be launched by 2020. It will accompany the Focus RS F-150 Raptor Shelby GT350 and GT350R in the growing catalog of Ford Performance division. This new supercar will go into production in 2016 perfect to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the signing of Detroit got the 1-2-3 year and leaving humiliation manufacturers European.
This tandem with doors opening "gull-wing type" features rear-wheel drive a central engine and a streamlined body and quite aerodynamics. It is equipped with EcoBoost family impeller made more powerful to date a bi-turbo V6 new generation capable of producing over 600 hp and center-back location.
According to the brief press information makes extensive use of lightweight materials including carbon fiber and aluminum promising him as Ford outstanding acceleration and a more efficient driving.
It will have a carbon fiber carrier and front subframe and rear panels of the same encapsulated light material. The driver meanwhile has a dual configuration with direct fuel injection to improve engine response plus valve tappets low friction. It will be associated with a dual clutch transmission seven-speed.
The active aerodynamics will be key in the new GT. Since its optimal teardrop his style inspired by aviation and curved windshield for visibility every curve and shape have been designed in order to minimize drag and optimize the bond strength.
The study included an active rear spoiler to control the speed and the driver's commands adjusting its height and tilt angle depending on conditions. The chassis is mounted on a torsion bar of competition and a suspension with height-adjustable wishbones. The 20-inch wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 with a compound and unique structure designed specifically for the Ford GT. To stop this yankee monster feature ceramic brake discs.
Inside are a sport steering wheel that integrates all the necessary driving controls creating a column of unique address that allows clear to the cams for the gearshift access.
The instrument panel is fully digital and configurable offering a wealth of data to drivers. The display can be configured for multiple environments and driving modes. No further information regarding this model and now only will wait another year to see it in his street clothes.
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