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Ford revives the GT sports coupe

Ford revives the GT sports coupe

Ford revives the GT sports coupe

In the model range Ford came true supercar gets familiar to fans of motorsport designation GT.

Ford GT was the first of a dozen new models that will be created sports division Ford Performance until 2020. He will join the growing galaxy of sports models of the brand, which is currently represented by such machines as the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R.

Production 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  has a mid-engine layout and the classic rear-wheel drive. The two-door body was recognizable silhouette.

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.

Ford revives the GT sports coupe

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.

Sport suspension has adjustable largest clearance. For road car clings tires Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 shod 20-inch alloy wheels. Sports car will help curb the high-performance braking system with brake discs uglerodokeramicheskimi.

Despite racing genes, the creators promise that the new Ford GT will be convenient in everyday use. On the steering wheel, made in the style of Formula 1, taken out a significant portion of the controls. Digital scale devices configured depending on driving modes. Immobility racing “buckets” compensated adjustable pedal assembly and steering column. And entertain the driver and his companion on the road will be the third generation of proprietary multimedia system SYNC 3.

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