Ford GT Supercar Gets Tested

Posted: May 12 2017, 9:15am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Ford GT Supercar Gets Tested
Credit: Ford

Ford Motors has got a good thing going at the very high-end.

The novel Ford GT 216mph is out. It is the roadworthy version of the sports car which won at Le Mans. Taking its inspirational source in the form of the GT40, that won at Le Mans in the late 60s, the new GT is something altogether different though. It was conceived as a race car before it was specifically designed for the normal run-of-the-mill roads.

“When we began work on the all-new Ford GT in 2013, the team had three goals,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and chief technical officer.

“The first was to use it as a training ground for our engineers as we develop future engine technology and stretch our understanding of aerodynamics. Then, to push the boundaries of advanced material usage, such as lightweight carbon fiber. Finally, we set out to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, referred to by many as the ultimate test of endurance and efficiency.”

Ford combined several of its performance teams including Ford SVT, Team RS, Ford Racing, performance vehicle parts and merchandise licensing into a single group called Ford Performance at the same time when Ford GT was under development.

“Without this kind of integrated teamwork and combined organization, it would have been impossible to deliver the all-new Ford GT in its current form,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance.

“This kind of collaboration was critical to not only bringing Ford GT back to life but for experimenting with the kind of innovations needed to create the ultimate supercar.”

Costing a whopping $450,000, the Ford GT has to deliver. A 647bhp V6 twin-turbocharged engine and seven speed automatic gearbox are just two of the initial features that will wow the drivers of this car. It can easily reach a maximum speed of 216 mph.

Whether it will be able to fulfill all the promises it offers remains to be seen and is a question whose answer only the future holds. As it gets tested on the road, the results will speak for themselves.

This supercar was built from scratch in December of 2016. 1000 units of the Ford GT have been churned out of the manufacturing plants of Ford Motors.

According to MotorTrend, this car has the right stuff when it comes to fast vehicles. Its lights get turned on to blazing glory as its engine roars to life when you turn on the ignition. As you put the pedal to the metal, the car accelerates into action.

Turning round bends smoothly and cutting corners with deft agility, this vehicle is pure high-octane fuel energy on wheels. The magic of its quick and plain sailing moves on the tarmac make the car not just a car but a super car. That is like the difference between a power and a superpower.

The steel body with intricate synergy built into its every bone and sinew (so to say) lends this vehicle a whole lot of drive. Driving it down the road is a breeze.

As it whizzes past the spectators, they can only stare in amazement and sheer disbelief. According to DetroitNews, the Ford GT has become a virtual Mustang in the process of being upgraded.

The vehicle shows vim and vigor like no other means of transportation. The designing and troubleshooting that went into creating this car are something that no outsider has any idea of. It was a painful process yet it paid off in the end.

This car offers a truly joyous ride to its drivers so its makers ought to be given two thumbs up for the backbreaking effort they went through just to make it a possibility.

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