Ford revives the GT sports coupe

March 26, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Production of GT planned for next year, and its appearance is timed to the 50th anniversary of the victory of the famous racing car Ford GT40, which in 1966 took all three places on the podium of the legendary race “24 Hours of Le Mans.” The new Ford GT has a mid-engine layout and the classic rear-wheel drive. The two-door body was recognizable silhouette.

2016 Ford GT pics

2016 Ford GT image

In the motion novelty leads the most powerful engine family EcoBoost – a new generation of EcoBoost V6 twin turbo that develops 600 horsepower. This 3.5-liter engine is based on the racing engine, which pass successfully tested on racing cars Ford IMSA Daytona Prototype. He won several victories in the hours of endurance racing championship of the American IMSA Tudor United SportsCar 2014. He has seven podium finishes, including three first places, including a victory in the famous race “12 Hours of Sebring.” In tandem with the new powerful motor operates 7-speed robotized gearbox with two clutches.

2016 Ford GT picture

2016 Ford GT pics

The new Ford GT widely used carbon fiber and aluminum. In particular, the carbon-fiber monocoque bearing integrated aluminum front and rear subframes, thereby creating a light but strong spatial structure. In addition, carbon fiber exterior body panels are made. In addition to carefully consider the terms of the aerodynamics of the body, the engineers used an active rear spoiler.