The Fantastic Ford GT: Built on Performance & Ultra Efficiency

Ford has recently unveiled its all-new GT that sets new standards Ford innovation through performance with advances in lightweighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost engine.

The all-new GT supercar features rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine, and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell. It is propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a next-generation twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower. Based on the same race-proven engine architecture serving Ford’s IMSA Daytona Prototype endurance racing efforts, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 features a wide powerband with impressive time-to-torque characteristics. The engine will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle for near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control.

The GT makes extensive use of lightweight materials, with aluminium and carbon fiber construction – enabling the car to achieve outstanding acceleration and handling with improved efficiency. Anchored by a carbon fiber passenger cell, the GT features aluminum front and rear subframes encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels. With the broad application of structural carbon fiber elements, the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.

The ultra-high-performance supercar is Ford’s most extreme offering, infused with race-proven technology engineered to keep company with exotics when it goes into production in 2016. Ford’s commitment to and capability in delivering technologies typically offered only in elite vehicles is evident in the GT. These include advanced active aerodynamics, such as a deployable rear spoiler, and a host of material and technology innovations to help better serve the driver, such as SYNC 3 – the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system.

Hamyar

Hamyar

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To say Hamyar has traveled would be something of an understatement. His passion for travelling has taken him from Tanzania to Dubai and an enviable number of places between, and the memories he captures always make for interesting reading. As well as travel, other subjects which fall into his expert remit include culture, design, fashion and cars – in other words, a born globetrotting who is destined for great things if his aspirations so far are anything to go by.

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