Ford finally releases tech specs of GT hybrid supercar

Posted January 28, 2017

"We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race vehicle that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT", said Dave Pericak, global director of Ford performance, in a statement.

First up, the numbers that we have all been waiting for.

Ford's claiming 647 horses and 550 lb-ft of torque from the GT's 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6. With the same driver for each of the cars, the GT clocked a time of 2:09.8 around the 3.1-mile track.

Ford Performance director Dave Pericak told R&T that adding vital fluids but leaving the fuel tank empty brings the GT's weight up to 3173 lbs.

New Ford GT beats arch rivals Ferrari & Mc Laren on the track

According to Ford, the three cars were driven round the track by the same driver in the same weather conditions, with new tyres and full fuel tanks, with the Ford GT the victor with a lap time of 2:09.8 (Ferrari 2:12.9, McLaren 2:10.8). Hmm. Replacing a traditional analog gauge cluster will be a vibrant 10-inch screen that can be reconfigured based on five driving modes: Normal, Wet, Sport, Track, and V-Max.

The display itself was designed in concert with Conjure, which handled graphical design, and Pektron, which was responsible for the design of the electronics. Well, Ford took one driver and put him behind the wheel of the new GT, a McLaren 675LT, and a Ferrari 458 Speciale, then told him to give it his all around the Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada. The company was working on a new model of Ford GT and it looks like they have finally managed to have one. As a reminder, the GT uses the same aluminum engine block as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost you can get in the Ford F-150, among other products.

The 2017 Ford GT is made up of a mixture of aluminum for the front and rear subframes, and carbon fiber comprising the bulk of the auto, as well as the body panels, c|net Roadshow reported. Being the boss has its perks, apparently. The approximate number of cars produced every year is 250, and some of the models are already being delivered in several countries.

Ford GT, with no excuses to give, has proven itself time and again, racing to class wins at Le Mans and numerous other tracks in both IMSA and WEC last season.

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