NAIAS 2015: 2016 Ford GT Walkaround
By Bradley Iger
January 14, 2015
Salivate with us as we mull over the numerous nooks and crannies of the all-new Ford GT. Featuring a carbon monocoque with structural carbon-fiber body panels with aluminum sub-frames front and back, the new GT takes a much more modern design approach than the retro-inspired aesthetic of the first GT.
To further that notion, the new GT tosses the supercharged V8 and will instead get motivation from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 mounted in the middle, with output said to be “over 600 horsepower”. That motor will be will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission rather than a six-speed manual unit like the one found in the previous generation GT. Other modern touches include an active rear wing and a completely digital instrument cluster.
The new GT will 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.
Let’s take a closer look at the new GT’s design and compare that with the previous GT
and the original GT40
, both of which are also featured here:
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