Ford GT Review
The new Ford GT specs include a Heritage Edition. Inspired by the 1967 LeMans winning car, the red and white exterior is easy to spot when it’s going 216 mph. Power from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 remains at 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. “Race Red” can also be found on the calipers, seat trim, and contrast stitching inside. Exposed carbon fiber and satin stainless give it a menacing demeanor. The 2018 Ford GT specs make this supercar is essentially a street-legal race car, with a dry weight of only 3,045 lbs. Inside, all essential controls are either on the steering wheel or close to it.
This keeps your eyes on the road ahead while giving the interior a clean layout. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission sends power to the rear wheels. Initially, Ford planned on building only 500 cars, but they have rethought that strategy thanks to unprecedented demand. After taking first, third and fourth place at LeMans, Ford’s fastest production car has sent everyone else back to the drawing board. If you think you are worthy of the Ford GT, the application process requires a video along with references to your character. Only 250 cars will be built each year, so don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime.
2018 FORD GT SPECS:
Horsepower: 647 hp
Torque: 550 lb-ft
0-60: 2.9 seconds
1/4 Mile:10.9 @130 mph
Top Speed: 217 mph
Weight: 3,047 lbs
Ford GT Engine
Of course, no Ford GT review would be complete without mentioning its engine. For the 2018 Ford GT engine, engineers decided to the Ford GT specs should leave the V8 engine in the past. Working together with the Ford Raptor team, they decided to build a bulletproof 3.5 liter V6. It shares many production features found in passenger cars, so it is a great marketing move also. The dry-sump design has forged internals and large turbochargers. The new Ford GT makes 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. In the top two of the five driving modes, the direct fuel injection sprays even when the throttle is closed. This cools the cylinders and turbos and keeps them ready to go.
Ford GT Transmission
With the goal of winning LeMans, Ford GT specs needed a strong transmission. Only a few companies in the world are capable of building such a potent gearbox, and Getrag rose to meet the challenge. To keep the Ford GT motor in its powerband, a differential ratio of 3.66 was used. From 3rd to 6th gear, the ratio only drops 0.8. Sixth and seventh gear are both overdrives for highway cruising. It has been used in other exotics over the past few years, so this was a smart move by the Ford team. It has separate oil systems for the hydraulics and the clutches, with cooling for each. Both fluids are “fill for life” and do not require maintenance.
Ford GT Brakes
With the goal of winning LeMans in 2016, Ford GT specs required a potent braking system. Brembo was commissioned with building identical size calipers and rotors, for both race and street applications. For street applications, the two-piece carbon ceramic rotors measure 15.5″ and are clamped by a 6-piston monoblock caliper. The rear rotors are 14.1″ with 4-piston monoblock calipers. The only difference between the street and race versions is the latter uses steel rotors. Five caliper color choices allow the owner to customize his stopping power, and the computer-controlled parking brake has no cables or hydraulics to wear out.
Ford GT Design
In order to be unlike anything before, the Ford GT specs were locked in a secret bunker deep underneath Dearborn. Moray Callum is a Scotsman, and also the brother of Ian Callum, who, as a matter of fact, is Jaguar’s chief of design. His team spared no expense in creating a faithful homage to the original Ford GT40. Every part inside and out was modeled in clay, with a constant reminder of the GT’s past. What emerged is a gorgeous and efficient design. The rear wheels are housed outside the cockpit and connected by flying buttresses. Even the taillights are hollow, and they incorporate vents to channel high-pressure air away from the roof. Every surface and curve of the Ford GT’s exterior was designed with a purpose. Whether it be aerodynamics, style, or functionality – like the flying buttresses that transfer air from the intercooler to the engine bay – nothing was overlooked. And because the design is based around the carbon fiber monocoque, the Ford GT weight is very low.
Ford GT Price
Here is where the plot thickens. At present time, if you want your own example, the Ford GT specs a starting price of $500,000. Why not just wait for a used example? The problem is that only 500 cars per year are being built. Another hindrance is Ford’s purchase contract includes the first right of refusal. All things considered, should you grow tired of your Ford GT, they will buy it back to make sure the image of the supercar is not tarnished by those looking to make a profit. There are two schools of thought here, with valid points for each case. Either way, the Ford GT price will remain untouchable to mere mortals.
Ford GT Interior
While the earlier Ford GT had relatively spacious cockpits, space has been limited to save weight and drag. The 2018 Ford GT specs a narrow body, consequently placing driver and passenger almost shoulder to shoulder. Since there are no mechanical linkages running front to rear, the center console is skinny, It barely has enough room for two rows of switches. Speaking of controls, the steering wheel is a work of art that belongs on a Formula1 car. Carbon fiber and microfiber create a nice contrast, and leather is a costly option.
Ford GT Specs & Standout Features
The Ford GT specs required a formidable suspension, so Multimatic built a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde design. Essentially, they are two separate suspensions on the same car, it makes use of Dynamic Suspension Spool Valves to instantly change between race and street modes. Accordingly, the system makes use of high-pressure hydraulics, which also flows through a traditional power steering rack. Each corner has an accumulator and cylinder mounted inboard. They operate a pushrod and bellcrank to keep unsprung weight to a minimum. It is unlike anything else on the road, and it helped them to bring home 1st and 3rd place at LeMans in 2016. Click the link below to find your Ford GT and stay with us for more reviews.
Ford GT: 10 Facts You Need To Know
10. Ford Chooses You
Along with your new Ford GT, you will have a contract between yourself and FoMoCo which prohibits resale and includes a Right of Refusal clause. Several high-profile owners have found themselves in hot water for overlooking the details of the agreement.
9. DSSV Suspension
The future of ride control has arrived. A new type of shock absorber has been patented by Multimatic, the Canadian racing engineers that Ford contracted to build the GT. A Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve does away with twin-tube shocks and replaces it with a computer-controlled high-pressure hydraulic system.
8. Jekyll & Hyde
All great cars have different personalities between track and street situations. Ford has capitalized on this by endowing the GT with two suspension systems. Using the DSSV shocks mentioned above, the car has coil-overs for normal height and torsion bars for race mode. The first production car to have two independent systems, the driver is offered 2.7″ lower ride height without affecting the control arm geometry.
Every previous version of the Ford GT has been powered by a V8. But they chose to embrace the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 for the heart of the new GT. It is the ultimate version of the engine Ford uses across their lineup. If you haven’t experienced a late model F150 Raptor, these compact powerhouses make big block power while offering great MPG
6. Eye On The Prize
When development began in 2013, one goal stood above all others: LeMans. Ford set an aggressive timeline of deliverables to make sure 2016 would have the same winner as 1966. Their efforts paid off with a repeat victory in the GT class. It took a half-century but the results speak for themselves. Ford was undefeated from ’66 to ’70, so look forward to that story another day.
5. All About That Buttress
Taking inspiration from medieval cathedrals, the rear fenders are connected to the roof with flying buttresses. A buttress is how roofs transfer loads to the ground, and Ford used them to create an aerodynamic advantage that channels air through the body. Even the taillights have hollow centers to prevent turbulence behind the car. The result is incredible grip and downforce.
4. Carbon Fiber Everywhere
The GT is Ford’s first carbon fiber body. Multimatic weaves the components together as one piece before it heads to the Autoclave. It places the Blue Oval among the likes of McLaren, Pagani, and the Lexus LFA.
3. Ford Performance App
A USB cord under the dash can connect to your smartphone to record every aspect of your Ford GT. It makes use of an HD camera in the front bumper to record your laps. Every bit of data from throttle to tire temperatures is also compiled to help you become a master of your machine.
2. Limited Production
Building each car is expensive. The time and materials along with the salaries of skilled engineers have prompted Ford to only build 250 cars annually. Enthusiasts voiced their sadness on this subject, which made them change their minds. Instead of a two-year run, the GT will be in production for 4 years. This means only 1,000 cars will be made so make sure you’re on the list.
1. Chicken Or The Egg
Everyone loved the 2005 Ford GT because it was inspired by the vintage GT40 race car. The new Ford GT is not a street car with racing inspiration. It is a race car that happens to be street legal.
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