FORD GT 2017- A MODERN TAKE ON A LEGEND

All pictures have been taken from the official Ford Website https://m.ford.com/performance/gt/

To learn about the Ford GT 40’s credibility, one must browse through the LeMans history books. The GT is essentially a modern remodel of the fondly remembered classic. 

4This one doesn’t need an extravagant introduction. It’s a carbon fibre clad mechanical monster. Talking about its mechanical origins, let’s move on to the oily bits. We get a beast of a power plant from the well known ecoboost line of engine offerings from Ford. In essence, it’s a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine pumping out a whopping 647 BHP. YES, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. 647 BHP FROM A V6. 

There was a previous reboot of the Ford GT in 2006, a car that was not only lauded but also bought by Jeremy Clarkson. This car had poor economy, poor accessibility, poor ergonomics…..

But it was not all bad. In fact, it was fantastic in only one area,

IT DELIVERED EMOTIONS AND ADRENALINE LIKE NOTHING ELSE.

The 2005-06 version was a tribute to the old classic. Much like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Beatles tribute bands. A major throwback or a trip down memory lane. Something like that.

This Ford GT though, is new from the ground up. It’s been built with attention, an eye for detail and love. Its design has a lot going for it. It pays homage to its successful grandfather, and also portrays Ford’s design language over the next few years. To be honest, those twin exhaust rear tunnels can intimidate anyone.

It’s a race car made for the road. As simple as that.

Top speed’s at 216mph. Dry weight is roughly 1385 kilograms.

Some may say it’s priced too high for Ford, but I would rather say its priced appropriately for a supercar/hypercar/track weapon, if not a bit more.  

 

Petrolhead’s Happiness quotient – 647%


It really is that magnificent.

P.S- I DO NOT DRIVE THE CARS I TALK ABOUT, I JUST GIVE MY HONEST OPINION


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