There’s cars, there’s sports cars, and then there’s supercars. The peak of road-going performance, the supercar uses the very latest technology and innovation to create a vehicle that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in a street-legal vehicle. The Ford GT then, is unquestionably a supercar.
Originally built to conquer the racetrack, the Ford GT is quite literally a race car modified for the street, and represents the pinnacle of Ford performance. Its unique teardrop design is designed to cut through the air while producing real downforce to stick you to the ground at race-track speeds. A specialized hydraulic suspension is capable to raising itself to lift the GT over driveways and speed bumps, and then lower itself for the lowest drag possible.
The Ford GT also uses the latest in Ford EcoBoost technology with its thunderous 647-horsepower 3.5L V6. Not only does this help create the GT’s distinctive teardrop shape, but also saves weight compared to a traditional V8. Still, some doubt the power of this new engine, but those doubts should be put to rest by this video showing a Ford GT consistently bettering a new Corvette ZR1 at the drag strip despite a 100 horsepower deficit!
The real advantage of the Ford GT however, is how all of its cutting-edge technology trickles down to Ford products that you or I can afford. The Ford F-150 Raptor for example uses a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that shares almost 60% of its parts with the Ford GT’s engine— resulting in a turbocharged powertrain that is more responsive and power-dense than the competition’s.
Other innovations, such as the GT’s track mode and full digital dashboard is already in use in the 2018 and 2019 Ford Mustang, allowing greater driver control at high speeds.
You can expect additional technologies to trickle down, especially in terms of carbon fibre. This amazing material is both stronger and lighter than traditional steel, which could see major benefits for a vehicle’s safety and economy. Thanks to the GT, Ford is developing new ways to create carbon fibre more quickly and make it more cost-effective than ever before. Except to see this incredible material trickle down to more Ford products as time progresses!
If you’re interested in learning more about the Ford GT and how its cutting-edge technology affects the rest of the Ford lineup, feel free to Contact Us today! If nothing else, as car people, we’d love to chat more with you about this amazing vehicle and its racing heritage.