Ford made the Detroit Auto Show highlights reel with the debut of the latest version of the GT Supercar.
One of 12 high-performance Fords on the drawing board before 2020, the latest GT gets the EcoBoost treatment with power coming from a +450kW twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine.
This engine has been honed on the race track and powered the wining car at the 2014 12-Hours Of Sebring IMSA race as part of more than 15,000 endurance racing miles.
No surprises the V6 is Ford’s most powerful EcoBoost powerplant so far.
This time around the mid-engined, rear-drive update of the update of the 1966 Le mans 24-hour winner is lighter and includes a carbon-fibre passenger cell.
On the styling front, the latest Ford GT features a narrower canopy to reduce the frontal area and 20-inch alloy wheels with specially-developed Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tyres.
Inside is the hallmark Ford GT adjustment system which moves the pedals and steering column rather than the seat to cater for different-sized drivers.
And the latest Ford GT scores an F1-style steering wheel with lots of functions covered by buttons.