Ford working on a successor to the GT supercar

Article by Christian A., on January 20, 2011

Ford neither denied nor confirmed that it is developing a successor to the GT but for fans, it’s enough to get excited. At the Detroit auto show, Derrick Kuzak, head of global product development, was asked by journalists at a dinner if Ford is working on a successor to the GT, the mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 550-hp supercar that was produced from 2005 to 2006.

Also present during this dinner were Ford president and CEO Alan Mulally, chief technology officer Paul Mascarenas, and about a dozen journalists.

During the question-and-answer portion where Kuzak was asked point blank if Ford was interested in a GT successor, he took a long pause and appeared to be considering what the right response should be. Mulally swiftly came up with a retort but unfortunately, it wasn’t much of a response.

Mulally said, “All I know is, if the ground is wet, they don’t let me drive it”…adding that the “vehicle levitates.” Kuzak then stated carefully that he can’t talk about “four-year product plans.”

The group proceeded with the next question after that. Either Kuzak or Mullally could have easily denied plans for such a project.

They could have reasoned that this low-volume, very costly performance car is too expensive for the company and for the consumer, or that it is too inappropriate for the political and social climate.

But since they didn’t make those types of statements, enthusiasts have become more excited and hopeful that there will be a GT successor in the not-too-distant future. [via AutomobileMag]

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