Ford GT Twin-Turbo V6

by under News on 13 Jan 2015 11:57:16 AM13 Jan 2015

Ford made the Detroit Auto Show highlights reel with the debut of the latest version of the GT Supercar.

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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.

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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.

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