The numbers are (finally) in.
Ford unveiled the GT as a concept about two years ago in Detroit, but it’s only now the Blue Oval is ready to share all the important numbers of its latest supercar in production guise. Without further ado, the biturbo 3.5-litre V6 engine develops 647 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and peak torque of 550 pound-feet attainable from 5,900 rpm in a coupe that weighs 3,054 pounds (1,385 kilograms). Bear in mind we’re talking about the dry weight, so in reality the car is heavier with all the fluids in it.
Powered by the strongest EcoBoost engine ever created by Ford, the new GT becomes the company’s fastest production model to date by managing to top out at 216 miles per hour (347 kilometres per hour). The maximum velocity was sort of revealed earlier this month when Ford showed off the supercar’s digital dashboard.
Ford is proud to say the 2017 GT has managed to perform a lap of the track at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada in 2:09.8, making it faster than a McLaren 675LT (2:10.8) and a Ferrari 458 Speciale (2:12.9). Sadly, we still don’t know how quick the GT is from 0 to 100 km/h.
Production will be limited to just 250 cars annually, which means that over the course of the next four years only 1,000 units will be assembled in Markham, Ontario.. Production has already commenced, but we still don’t have an exact figure about how much it costs. All we know is that it’s somewhere in the region of $450,000. Ford will be happy to throw in a very cool ordering kit featuring a box made entirely out of carbon fibre, just like the GT’s optional 20-inch wheels slashing 2 lbs (0.9 kg) of weight per wheel.