In today’s hypercar-infested world it’s easy to overlook what Ford has accomplished with the current GT, but in case you did, Doug DeMuro is here to remind you why you shouldn’t.
It’s not easy to create a genuine supercar that can take the fight against the established players of this crazy segment, but the Ford GT just oozes excitement from the first moment you lay eyes on it. Nothing else can really match its razor-sharp bodywork, with those flying buttresses stealing the show.
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In fact, the GT is a prime example of how you integrate pure race-car aero pack into a supercar and make it look visually appealing at the same time.
Then there’s the engine. Instead of going for a big capacity V8, Ford decided to throw in a smaller-displacement V6, which could spell disaster for any supercar before it even reached the market. Not for the GT, though, as Ford now famously picks who will get their handbuilt supercar.
The engine is a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost unit that pumps out 647 HP (656 PS) and 550 lb-ft (745 Nm) of torque and is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 0-60mph comes in less than 3 seconds and top speed sits at 216 mph (348 km/h). Proof, if any was needed, that this is a true supercar in every sense of the word.
There may be others that are way more comfortable on daily driving or more powerful, but none of them exudes the same race-car vibe as the Ford GT. And that’s quite an achievement.