The Ford GT legend is one of determination, engineering ingenuity and a passion for racing. So the story goes, Enzo Ferrari killed a deal where Ford were about to purchase the Italian brand. All of the plans had been made and the paper work was freshly printed. Enzo decided against signing at the last moment and so, the slightly miffed blue oval, decided to try and beat Ferrari at their own game. Namely Le Mans. In 1966 Ford GTs finished first, second and third in the ultimate “up yours” to the prancing horse. Celebrating the 50th anniversary, here is the 2016 Ford GT.
Returning after an absence of 9 years, the nameplate forms the spearhead of a full performance assault by Ford. This 2016 Ford GT is a startling looking machine with more creases and air channels than a fighter jet. This car represents a modern Ford and so in the middle sits a 3.5 litre twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine as opposed to the thumping V8 of its predecessor. 592BHP makes its way to the rear wheels via a seven speed dual clutch gearbox. The car is built primarily from carbon fibre and each of its 20inch alloys houses carbon brakes. This isn’t just a PR exercise, this is a very serious piece of kit! Just like LaFerrari, the seats are bolted directly into the floor.
I know 2015 has only just begun, but 2016 can’t come soon enough!