Ford is teasing a new version of the GT that will debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Four years ago, Ford introduced the world to the second generation GT. It was what we like to call in the business a “very good car,” capable of speeding its way from zero to sixty in just 2.8 seconds. Power comes from a rear-mid-mounted 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine with 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. Fancy active aerodynamics, magnetic adaptive suspension, and a fast 7-speed dual-clutch transmission cement the GT as a full-fledged supercar.
And now Ford is teasing what can only be a better version of the GT.
Today, Ford released an image that is most definitely a GT but with a big wing on the back and an air scoop on the roof. What this means is a mystery, but most likely suggests an engine that needs more air (and thus produces more power) and a car that needs more downforce to prevent from wrapping itself around a tree at velocities known only to rocket-powered cheetahs.
Details on this mystery GT are scant, but Ford says in their press release that all will be revealed at this year's Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Ford Performance Global Director Hermann Salenbauch will make an announcement along with Multimatic Chief Technical Officer Larry Holt on July 4th at 4:45 AM EST.
All we know is from the above picture. Also, Ford said that whatever this new GT is will be an “ultra-high-performance supercar.”
So. Time to speculate.
Ford recently announced the Mustang GT500’s supercharged 5.2-L V8 will have 760 horsepower. Would it also fit under the engine cover a Ford GT? Is additional 113 horsepower enough to warrant all the pomp and circumstance of a massive rear wing and a roof scoop?
Or perhaps this will be some sort of track-day beast in the same way that Ferrari and Lamborghini occasionally announce versions of their supercars that aren’t actually road legal and can only be driven on a closed course? And also come with their own pit crew and get taken away back to their respective companies when you’re done turning premium gasoline into noise and global warming.
We will find out in less than two weeks.