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autoviva2017-01-26 10:59:21

GT confirmed as Ford's fastest car ever

According to the brand the Ford GT can hit the 347km/h mark

 
 
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New Ford GT is faster than the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale

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has released official data about its upcoming sports car GTGT Gen.2Ford GT Gen.2United States of America, 2016 > present3 versions
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. The make claims the supercar is its   most powerful model to date as well as its fastest ever. With an output of 647hp and torque of 745Nm the Ford GT can reach a top speed of 347km/h.

 

Faster than the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale

 

Ford claims that at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada, the new GT proved to be faster than its most direct contenders the McLaren 675LT675LTMcLaren 675LTUnited Kingdom, 2015 > present4 photos
and Ferrari 458 Speciale458 SpecialeFerrari 458 SpecialeItaly, 2014 > present6 photos
. Honoring its racing heritage the GT completed a lap in 2:09.8 , one second faster than the 675LT and 3.1 seconds faster than the 458 Speciale.

According to product development boss Raj Nair these performance levels were possible thanks to the car's active aerodynamic and suspension systems.

“The Ford GT is all about performance,” said Nair. “We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbonfibre architecture. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most – performance, specifically the active dynamics. The result is an even faster car.”

Most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever

With 647hp the 3.5-liter V6 powerplant produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine ever. Ford engineers have also managed to output 90% of the engine's peak torque from 500 rpm.

 

When will we get to drive it?

 

Unfortunately Ford is still to reveal the official market launch date for the new GT supercar. However we know that the model will cost $450.000.

 

Let us know your opinion on the new Ford GT on the comments below

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