All-New Ford GT Supercar Arrives in 2016 with More than 600HP

Ford has unveiled the all-new GT supercar in Detroit, a mid-engined coupe that will go into production in 2016 powered by a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 with more than 600hp.

Ford describes it as an “an ultra-high-performance supercar” that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.

The Ford GT will feature the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever, as well as race-proven technology that will allow it to compete with exotics when it goes into production in late 2016.

The launch year was chosen specifically to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The all-new GT supercar features rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine, and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell.

It makes extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum, which will undoubtedly benefit acceleration and handling. After all, Ford promises “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.” The Ford GT gets a carbon fiber passenger cell, as well as aluminum front and rear sub-frames encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels.

The supercar will also include advanced active aerodynamics, such as a deployable rear spoiler, and a series of material and technology innovations such as SYNC 3 – the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system.

The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter engine is based on the race-proven engine architecture serving Ford’s IMSA Daytona Prototype endurance racing efforts and is said to feature a wide powerband with impressive time-to-torque characteristics.

In the GT, the engine features an all-new, port/direct dual fuel-injection setup to improve engine response, plus a low-friction roller-finger-follower valvetrain. The powerplant will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission. The chassis is suspended by an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height, and the car also gets carbon-ceramic brake discs at all four corners.

As for the design, the Ford GT is obviously paying homage to the original GT race car spiced with modern design cues that make it look sharper and more aggressive. The car rides on 20-inch wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires featuring a unique compound and structure designed specifically for the Ford GT.

Inside, the two-seat cockpit features driver and passenger seats integrated directly into the carbon fiber passenger cell, combined with adjustable pedals and steering column. An F1-style steering wheel integrates all necessary driver controls, allowing uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls. The fully digital instrument cluster provides driver-focused data and is configurable for multiple driving environments and different driving modes.

Unfortunately, there’s no official word yet on performance specs.

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  • rover10

    Wow!

  • RDS Alphard

    Is this going to use EcoBeast name ?

  • Six_Tymes

    not liking the front air intake design but the rest of the car looks great!

    • Bob

      Those are not air intakes… Engine is in the mid end

      • nellydesign

        The one in the middle is, it just doesn’t go to the engine, it goes to the hood vents. Just because it doesn’t cool the engine doesn’t mean it isn’t an intake. The slitted side ones cool the brakes.

  • R1S0

    hell NO!!!

  • Grinch

    Ford Carrera Pantera Miura GT! Nicely done!!

  • thisguyhere

    it has the looks of a super car but twin turbo v6… man. i know everyone is using turbos now but it just seems so un-american.

    • Zandit75

      Acura NSX competitor more than anything.

      • T_Cake

        Except it looks much better.

  • Bo Hanan

    Elements of Lamborghini-Miura in the design, but- BRILLIANT!
    Ford is giving Ferrari a lesson again- on making cars pretty again.
    From the rear “she” is Wicked!

    • Kasai Whyee

      It kinda looks like LaFerarri tho, the whole design and the purportions.

    • fordgtguy

      Lamborghini Miura’s original design was inspired by the GT-40.

      • jh

        inspired.. but turned out much prettier, after all 😉

  • rover10

    Just possibly the birth of a true legend once again….utterly brilliant!

  • truthsayer

    The roof to rear corner arch, what is the purpose? It appears to pull up the wheel cover and increase dirty air for the wing??? It doesn’t make sense to me.

    • ChrisInIL

      Most people who would drive this car to the point that they should be concerned with dirty air are well on their way to being more concerned about the hedge or light pole or ditch that is rapidly filling their view……

    • anon234324

      Yes, looks to me at high speed supercar racing that will cause lift and completely counter the rear wing, but are these actual photos, or drawings?

    • kachuks

      To look cool.

  • Josh Kim

    Is this the production car? If it is, Ford, I salute you

    • Undercover 007

      yes it is

      • Josh Kim

        OH MY..

  • InSynergy

    This is just brilliant! Everything is placed to make our adrenaline rush! But I expect the intakes to be better than that…

  • SamuraiJack

    Ok, I want one

  • SSS

    Actually I like the front end but I don’t know about the rear design.
    Anyhow, I think the overall design looks unique.Very original.
    I think it could’ve been much better working on details for the side and rear.
    Kinda awaward for me.

    • nellydesign

      Look at it from the top down and see the work the designers did with the flow of the car from stem to stern. It’s breathtaking.

  • GreenApple18r

    Nice Ferrari influence on the exterior. I like that they went for revolutonary route for the interior not a carryover from last generation. It’s time they ditched it.

  • Gareth Siew

    I actually much looking forward for it, even though it is a V6 rather than V8.

  • NG212

    THIS is the ultimate American sports car to me. Everyone says Corvette or nothing, but as much as I like the C7, I’ve never bought into that line of thinking.

    To me, THIS is perfect. THIS is the Euro fighter Ford and America deserves.

    • Gareth Siew

      Close to perfect for me, but I’m still like it!

    • AstonMartin

      I agree, this is an incredible machine – to the point where it could unseat the Z06 as my current favorite American sports car – at least until the next generation rear engine Zora/ZR1. I’ll be studying this vehicle closely as its near perfection design wise and I know the performance will be on tap. The Ford GT will also be produced in very limited numbers making it that rare vision. I’m thoroughly impressed by Ford’s successful efforts. Looks, performance, legacy – and least we not forget value – what more could one ask for in this type of vehicle.

      • NG212

        On the topic of design, there’s really no comparison between this and the Corvette. The C7 looks so cheap and inelegant compared to this. I know they’re not direct rivals, but in my opinion, this has already unseated the C7 at the top of the American sports car hierarchy.

        The exclusivity also excites me. The C7s are ubiquitous. Everyone has one. People don’t really think about that when extolling the virtues of the car. This will be rare and truly special.

        • AstonMartin

          I mentioned the Z06 because up until today it was the formidable sports car to top when it comes the performance + value quotient. The upcoming Zora/ZR1 will be incredibly amazing from a performance stand point however Chevy will be hard pressed to design a better looking supercar than this Ford GT. Coupled with limited edition exclusivity and a price point likely under $175K – its a classic before it ever hits showrooms and therefore its been added to my personal wishlist to go into the collection. I’m craving more information and images so I’ll be seeking updates from the far reaches of the web.

          • Ronald

            With so much race technology, a carbon fibre monocoque and crazy exclusivity you really expecting the GT to be under 175k?

          • AstonMartin

            GT40’s were sold in the mid 2000’s for between $125-166K (with dealer markup). Ford could name their price for this new iteration of the iconic GT however I believe it will begin from $175-195K before options and dealer mark-up – even with the new age components and tech that will come onboard. Still a relative bargain considering its limited run exclusivity and future appreciation as a collectors item. Those are my thoughts alone however check other boards for different perspectives as others believe it will start closer to $250K. Its a halo car so Ford will likely take a loss on each unit – will do wonders for the brand overall showcasing its performance prowess.

          • Astonman

            They were in such demand that I saw them trading in California for $275 – $300K. This was during the real estate boom so money appeared endless.
            Hope they keep it “reasonable”!

        • Astonman

          C’mon be nice about the C7. This Ford is stunning. I hope this pushes GM into building the Zora/ZR1.

  • AstonMartin

    Ok, this changes everything. Ford is absolutely serious about delivering one of the finest supercars on the market. This design is amazing – its distinctly Ford GT with a hint of Italian Bull – love those rear after-burners 😉 I’m thoroughly impressed as I was just expecting a warmed over original GT. This beauty has made it onto my top list (that secret one all true enthusiast keep and update). Great job Ford!

    • NG212

      “Ok, this changes everything.”

      I’m laughing because it’s so true. I just can’t even process how perfect this is and how much I want one. For me, it’s the most desirable American car ever.

  • Only for the Few

    They’ll be sold out before they even hit the showroom.

  • Axel C

    This is absolutely jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Ferrari and Lamborghini have a new competitor and this time it is from America from all places. But really? A V6-EcoBoost? 🙁 Come on they could have done better than that. But it does give a good kick at least. I can’t wait to see it in the flesh. And hear the engine roar (if it does)
    Good job Ford
    Top of my dream car list above any Ferrari and especially above any Lamborghini

  • Gareth Siew

    Pray that EcoBoost engine on the new GT will be handbuilt from stratch to finish

  • Six Thousand Times

    Oh. My. Yes! Looks just like the modern GT40 That I wanted the last time. Ford promises “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.” Acura can go ahead and cancel that NSX presser. (I’m kidding, I want that one, too.)

  • Kevin Dalton

    Simply stunning!

  • fabri99

    I like to think about it more as a new Mark IV, superfast, super low, super wide and super cool…

    • fabri99

      Or also inspired by the Saleen S7…

  • MG

    NOPE.

  • Steven T.

    Batman, your car has arrived.. This is just excellent. I can see the GT40 influence in proportions, rear three quarter and front end. Its got the history covered but its so forward thinking.. really outstanding job Ford!!

  • Player

    From the first look I was sure this is lamborghini asterion))) Kinda similar))

  • This is the sh!t!!!

  • Ronald

    This is going to be one really fast super car

  • Vassilis

    This is stunning! Absolutely stunning! I particularly love the rear end with those flying buttresses.

  • yawn

    Depending which picture I look at, I can see any of the following things:
    Ferrari LaFerrari
    Porsche 918
    Pagani Huayra
    Hardly inspired design. It’s a blatant blended rip-off of those three.