It’s beautiful. More than that. It’s powerful.
We’re finally hearing about a few of the power numbers behind Ford’s highly anticipated $400,000-plus GT Supercar. And let’s just say, they’re good.
This beast of sports car gets a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. It hums to the tune of 647-horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 550 pound-feet of torque at 5,900 rpm. Sweet heaven. Rev it up to a 216 mph top speed.
The mid-mounted engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. It uses a rear-wheel drive setup with a limited-slip differential.
Fuel mileage is not so sweet. It gets an estimated 11 city and 18 highway mpg. But fuel economy probably isn’t too high on a GT owner’s priority list.
On the scale, the GT weighs 3,053 pounds. Comparing it to the McLaren 675T, it’s a good 341 pounds more. Ford claims it gets a faster time though in its in-house track test. It pitted the GT against both the 675LT and the Ferrari 458 Speciale. Ford says its GT beat out both those models cleanly with a 2:09.8 time to the McLaren’s 2:10.8 and the Ferrari’s 2:12.9. The testing was done on a 3.1-mile track at Canada’s Calabogie Motorsports Park.
How did it beat out legends like McLaren and Ferrari? Ford attributes it to the model’s super aerodynamic design. Air intakes. Let’s take a minute to rave about the crazy amount and size of the air intakes on the GT. They’re everywhere. On the sides, in the front, and in the hood.
The official 0-60 mph time isn’t a done deal yet. However, like other models in its supercar class, it should be in the 3.0-second range.
We also want to note the GT’s newly unveiled all-digital display that’s similar to the glass cockpit in airplane and race cars. It’s based on the GT’s five driving modes.
The GT’s Track Mode lowers the car about 2-inches creating even better airflow, downforce, balance, and drag. It does this by sealing off the front air intakes to increase the downforce. The suspension becomes firmer and the rear wing extends.
Ford only plans to build 250 GT’s a year in Ontario.