Here’s What We Know So Far About the Upcoming 2017 Ford GT Supercar
Here’s the data that we have gathered about the car so far. A 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 will be rated at 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. The GT will be paired exclusively to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will apply all force to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential.
The 2017 Ford GT can reach a maximum speed of 217 mph, and though Ford is still being coy about its 0 to 60 mph time, the GT is certain to come in under 3.0 seconds. The finalized curb weight is 3,054 lbs, which is notably heavier than the 2,712-lb McLaren 675LT. Quick to address the difference in heft, Ford has declared its car is quicker around a circuit than both the McLaren and a Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Though the Ford GT uses a smaller, lower-displacement motor than many of its rivals, it returns an mpg of just 11 city, 18 highway, and 14 combined. That’s so lousy that the V10-motivated Dodge Viper scores better by EPA’s standards.