Skip advert
Advertisement

Ford GT revealed

Surprise in Detroit as Ford unveils near-600bhp supercar

Ford has lifted the covers off its new Ford GT supercar at the Detroit Motor Show.

Confirming that the car will go into production, Ford has indicated the new GT will cost around £250,000 and be available to buy in 2016.

The car uses a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost petrol engine that produces 592bhp. Its body is made from carbon fibre and the chassis is made from aluminium to make the car light and strong.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The Ford GT's styling is inspired primarily by aerodynamic efficiency, according to Ford, but the overall look is of a modernised version of the Ford GT launched in 2004.

That car was a more obvious tribute to the original GT40 race car from the sixties, while this latest concept arrives in time to celebrate next year's 50th anniversary of the GT40 coming first, second and third in the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race.

While the Ford GT unveiled today still sports some of the trademark design touches from the sixties car – such as the roofline and bonnet scoops – it looks much more modern than either the GT40 or the mid-noughties GT thanks to its sleek, aerodynamic styling.

Depending on how development of the production version progresses between now and the car’s release, the Ford GT could rival cars such as the Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 650S; its quoted 592bhp power output would certainly put it on that level.

Ford has said it wants to add 12 performance cars to its range by 2020 and the Ford GT would certainly count as one of those.

Details are currently limited but it looks likely that the car will be on sale by late 2016. We'll bring you more information as soon as it's available.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Ford Capri returns! Coupe reborn as new all-electric SUV
Ford Capri front quarter
News
10 Jul 2024

Ford Capri returns! Coupe reborn as new all-electric SUV

New Ford Capri teased ahead of July reveal – but it’s not a sports car
Ford Capri headlight teaser
News
27 Jun 2024

New Ford Capri teased ahead of July reveal – but it’s not a sports car

Ford Tourneo Custom review (2013-2023)
Ford Tourneo Custom driving
In-depth reviews
16 Oct 2023

Ford Tourneo Custom review (2013-2023)

All-new Ford Transit Custom Nugget unveiled
Ford Transit Custom Nugget
News
24 Aug 2023

All-new Ford Transit Custom Nugget unveiled

Most Popular

Porsche Macan Electric now £2,600 cheaper thanks to new entry-level model
Porsche Macan 4S Electric front quarter
News
16 Jul 2024

Porsche Macan Electric now £2,600 cheaper thanks to new entry-level model

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
19 Jul 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better
2024 Kia Sorento UK drive
In-depth reviews
19 Jul 2024

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024