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Old 01-12-2015, 05:45 PM
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American automakers make vehicles of all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they almost invariably share in common is their front-engine layout. Niche offerings from the likes of SSC, Saleen and Vector (and the almost anecdotal Pontiac Fiero) aside, the most notable exception has been the Ford GT. And now it's back.

Launched on the floor of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the new Ford GT picks up where the last one left off the better part of a decade ago – similarly taking its cues from the original, Le Mans-winning GT40, but in a less retro, more modern form. Instead of the atmospheric V8 in the original or the supercharged one in the retro revival, the new GT packs a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 nestled in the middle of its wheelbase and driving "more than 600 horsepower" to the rear wheels. Although Ford hasn't revealed the specific output or performance figures, it says the engine – derived from its Daytona Prototype unit and mated to a seven-speed DCT – is its most powerful production EcoBoost ever.

Fortunately it's got carbon-ceramic brakes to keep it all in check, packed into 20-inch wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 rubber. The discs aren't all that's made from carbon on the new Ford GT, though: it's built around a carbon monocoque with structural carbon-fiber body panels, but with aluminum sub-frames front and back.

Ford designed the new GT with a narrower canopy than its predecessors, cutting the frontal aerodynamic profile and tapering towards the back. It's also equipped with active aero elements including an active rear wing. Upwards swinging doors ought to make ingress and egress easier to and from the cockpit that's fitted with fixed seats, adjustable pedals and F1-style steering wheel and a fully digital instrument cluster.

The new GT is set to enter production next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT40's famous 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. By the time it does, we're sure Ford will let us know just how fast America's newest supercar will be.



























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Old 01-12-2015, 06:32 PM
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Oh... my... fucking... god...
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:46 PM
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FUCK ME *SLOW CLAPS FOR FORD*
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:06 PM
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They also unveiled the new Raptor and GT350R.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...015-naias.html
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Gorgeous.

Are those 4 exhaust outlets I see? (2 more on the rear diffuser, middle)
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Ford or Ferrari... Yeah, I'll take the Ford, please.
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I've heard mention that it will not have an option for a manual gearbox. I hope that's not true. And I don't really know the reliability of the source.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:38 PM
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Now THAT is a supercar that the United States can be proud of. Holy fuck it's pretty. Like Italy-pretty. Jeremy Clarkson is cacking his knickers right now.
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That is a proper supercar
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Anyone know a price on the GT when it's gonna be released?
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