The new Ford GT has made its debut this morning at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Powered by a new twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 producing “more than 600 HP,” Ford says the new GT will set new standards for company innovation through performance with advances in light-weight materials and aerodynamics.
Watch the LIVE UNVEILING below of the new Ford GT at the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show (NAIAS 2015) courtesy of the TFLnow live-stream channel.
“As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, referring to Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race that inspired financial backers to invest in his company. “We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”
Featuring a mid-mounted engine and rear-wheel-drive, the new GT will also integrate advanced lightweight composites, which will help serve Ford’s entire product lineup moving forward. With the broad application of structural carbon fiber elements, Ford says the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.
The GT is one of over 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. According to Ford, the GT joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.