Ford had the biggest surprise for us at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as the American manufacturer unveiled the all-new GT supercar. The new Ford GT promises to set new standards and according to the company it will go into production in 2016. Under the hood, there is a next-generation twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 petrol engine that produces more than 600 hp.
When it comes to design, the new Ford GT looks amazing and pays tribute to the original GT. What’s more interesting is that the 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires that feature a unique compound and structure designed specifically for the Ford GT. The multi-spoke wheels hide ceramic brake discs at all four corners.
The two seat-cockpit can be accessed using the upward-swinging doors, while the seats are integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell. According to Ford, this configuration reduces seating hardware and weight. Because the seats are fixed, the Ford GT features adjustable pedals and steering column in order to accommodate a very wide range of driver statures.
The F1-style steering wheel integrates all the necessary driver controls, while the fully digital instrument cluster provides a wealth of driver-focused data.
“The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio – another proof point that Ford continues raising the performance bar while ultimately improving vehicles for all of our customers.” [source: Ford]