The new Ford GT has been showcased at the ongoing New York Auto Show. The 2016 Ford GT will be the third model to sport the iconic moniker since the first Ford GT broke Ferrari’s dominance in the 24 hours of LeMans in 1966.
The mid-engined Ford GT was first unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. It is built around an ultra-lightweight carbon fibre monocoque chassis with aluminium subframes. It packs a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine which delivers over 600 horsepower to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. This EcoBoost unit has been derived from the racecar engine which powered the Ford Daytona Prototype.
The Ford GT will be pitted against other supercars like the McLaren 650S, Lamborghini Huracan, and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. While Ford sold over 4,000 units of the previous GT supercar, only 250 units of the 2016 model are going to be allocated for this year, which should make it a really exclusive supercar. Deliveries are expected to commence by the end of this year.