Μπορεί μέχρι σήμερα η Ford να μας έχει ανακοινώσει ότι το GT θα έχει 5 modes οδήγησης, να μας έχει δείξει πως λειτουργεί ο ψηφιακός πίνακας οργάνων του, το εκπληκτικό κουτί παραγγελιών του, καθώς επίσης και ότι τα πρώτα αυτοκίνητα που βγήκαν από το εργοστάσιο πήγαν στον πρόεδρο και στον CEO της εταιρίας, δεν ξέραμε, όμως, τα ακριβή τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά του. Αυτά μέχρι σήμερα, επειδή η Μπλε Οβάλ εταιρία τα έκανε γνωστά!

Έχουμε και λέμε, ο biturbo 3,5-λίτρων V6 EcoBoost κινητήρας αποδίδει 656 άλογα στις 6.250 σ.α.λ., με την ροπή του να φτάνει τα 745 Nm στις 5.900 σ.α.λ.. Το βάρος του, χωρίς υγρά, ανέρχεται στα 1.385 κιλά, με την τελική ταχύτητα του supercar της Μπλε Οβάλ να αγγίζει τα 347 χλμ/ώρα, καθιστώντας το το ταχύτερο Ford στην ιστορία της μάρκας, χωρίς ωστόσο να μας δίνει νούμερο για το 0-100 χλμ/ώρα.

Ακόμα, η Ford ανακοίνωσε ότι το GT ολοκληρώνει τον γύρο της πίστας Calabogie Motorsports Park στο Καναδά σε 2:09,8, καθιστώντας το πιο γρήγορο από την McLaren 675LT (2:10,8) και την Ferrari 458 Speciale (2:12,9). Δυστυχώς, εμείς ακόμα δεν γνωρίζουμε πόσο γρήγορα το GT είναι από 0 έως 60 μίλια/ώρα (96 χλμ/ώρα).

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FORD GT DELIVERS HIGHEST TOP SPEED, FASTEST LAP TIMES ON THE TRACK OF ANY PRODUCTION FORD EVER

  • Assisted by fully active dynamic systems, all-new Ford GT achieves top speed of 216 mph – the highest ever for any Ford production vehicle
  • Strong power-to-weight ratio coupled with the most advanced active suspension system in the segment gives Ford GT the edge in lap times versus the competition
  • Fully active dynamic systems provide optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed – making the car faster for drivers of all skill levels

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 25, 2017 – Delivering the highest output of any EcoBoost® production engine to date, the all-new Ford GT couples its extraordinary power with impressive aerodynamic efficiency and advanced active dynamics to achieve a maximum speed of 216 mph – making it the fastest Ford production vehicle on the track ever.

Capable of an exceptional top speed, Ford’s all-new supercar is designed and optimized for track performance to honor its racing heritage. In 2016 development testing, with all contenders track-prepped with new fluids, fresh tires and optimal suspension settings, in identical conditions and with the same driver behind the wheel, Ford GT bested both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada.

The numbers speak for themselves:

Ford GT: 2:09.8

McLaren 675LT: 2:10.8

Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9

SAE-rated at 647 horsepower and with 550 lb.-ft. of torque, Ford’s new high-output 3.5-liter V6 powerplant produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine ever, making Ford GT the fastest production car ever to wear the Blue Oval badge. The engine’s wide powerband produces 90 percent of its peak torque from 3,500 rpm.

“Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT – both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race car that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT. We are extremely pleased with how it performs, both on the track and on the road.”

Ford GT’s dry weight just tops 3,000 pounds, which places the supercar between its two primary competitors, the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 488. Ford GT’s power-to-weight ratio is 4.72 pounds/horsepower.

“The Ford GT is all about performance,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development and chief technical officer. “We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbon fiber architecture. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most – performance, specifically, the active dynamics. The result is an even faster car.”

The active dynamics systems – for both suspension and aerodynamics – are designed to make the car perform with optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed, creating a faster setup regardless of driver skill level.

Ford GT, with no excuses to give, has proven itself time and again, racing to class wins at Le Mans and numerous other tracks in both IMSA and WEC last season. The production Ford GT shares a great deal with the high-performance track version, with advanced aero and suspension features added that take it to another level.