The new Ford GT continues to impress at U.S. auto shows. Unveiled in Detroit in January, the new GT has taken by storm the automotive industry with its exotic looks and supercar capabilities. The new GT is, no two ways about it, spectacular. It looks similar to the original GT40 that beat on Ferrari back in the ’60s yet also has a bit of Lamborghini Miura in it as well as Lamborghini’s Asterion Concept.
The chassis is going to be a carbon fiber monocoque bolted to two aluminum subframes. On top of that, the body is also entirely carbon fiber. This car is going to be extremely light and rigid with a low center of gravity and excellent aerodynamics. All of which will be aided by the inboard mounted, pushrod actuated suspension whose height is adjustable.
With a base price around $400,000, the new Ford GT will be limited to 250 units per year. “250’s the number,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, referencing the annual production volume. “We’re not going to make everybody happy. The production is capped at 250 per year due to carbon-fiber production constraints, a similar issue BMW is facing with its i8 model.
The GT won’t go on sale until sometime next year as a 2017 model.