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The New Ford GT Makes 647 HP, 550 Lb-Ft, And Tops Out at 216 MPH

With a dry weight of 3054 lbs., the Ford GT's power-to-weight ratio lands somewhere between the McLaren 675LT and the Ferrari 488GTB.

Ford has been playing the slow game with the all-new GT. The car first debuted just over two years ago, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Today, we finally—finally—get to find out some important numbers on the third revival of Ford's world-beater: Horsepower, torque, weight, and top speed.
Ford's claiming 647 horses and 550 lb-ft of torque from the GT's 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6. As a reminder, the GT uses the same aluminum engine block as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost you can get in the Ford F-150, among other products. All that twin-turbo power motivates a vehicle with a dry curb weight of 3054 lbs. to a top speed of 216 mph.

Ford is quick to compare these numbers to two exotic competitors, the McLaren 675LT and the Ferrari 488GTB. When we tested the McLaren, we weighed it at 2982 lbs ready-to-drive; the 666-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque produced by the 675LT's 3.5-liter twin-turbo V8 move the McLaren to a top speed of 205 mph.

Ferrari claims the 488GTB weighs in at 3252 lbs—add about a hundred to that number if you want yours with vital fluids. It makes 660 hp, 561 lb-ft, and maxes out at 205 mph. So the Ford beats the competition on top speed, despite landing in the middle on weight and working with a horsepower deficit.
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Ford GT Delivers Highest Top Speed, Fastest Lap Times on the Track of Any Production Ford Ever

DEARBORN – Delivering the highest output of any EcoBoost® production engine to date, the all-new Ford GT couples its extraordinary power with impressive aerodynamic efficiency and advanced active dynamics to achieve a maximum speed of 216 mph – making it the fastest Ford production vehicle on the track ever.

Capable of an exceptional top speed, Ford’s all-new supercar is designed and optimized for track performance to honor its racing heritage. In 2016 development testing, with all contenders track-prepped with new fluids, fresh tires and optimal suspension settings, in identical conditions and with the same driver behind the wheel, Ford GT bested both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada.

The numbers speak for themselves:

Ford GT: 2:09.8
McLaren 675LT: 2:10.88
Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9

SAE-rated at 647 horsepower and with 550 lb.-ft. of torque, Ford’s new high-output 3.5-liter V6 powerplant produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine ever, making Ford GT the fastest production car ever to wear the Blue Oval badge. The engine’s wide powerband produces 90 percent of its peak torque from 3,500 rpm.
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Ford GT Spec Sheet: http://performance.ford.com/content/...Tech_Specs.pdf
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Finally the hard numbers!
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If I was lucky enough to get one of these, I'd rip out the EB in favor of a 5.2 FP TT. One of the most evil sounding ford engines with twins. Yep, That's what I'd do. Some may hate me for that, but I'm a V8 guy to the core.
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If I was lucky enough to get one of these, I'd rip out the EB in favor of a 5.2 FP TT. One of the most evil sounding ford engines with twins. Yep, That's what I'd do. Some may hate me for that, but I'm a V8 guy to the core.
If you would be so foolish as to defile this thoroughly engineered piece of art, I would be the first to put a match to your pyre
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V8 TT adds a lot of weight, detracts from handling, shifts weight balance, and impacts it's impressive aerodynamics. Oh, and completely eliminates it from it's Le Mans race class - which was the main goal.

So, yeah, I think they chose wisely, and if you ask me, the V6 sounds pretty freaking impressive too.

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That's if you can physically fit the longer wider-angle V8 in the narrow engine bay of the GT.
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Ford GT Delivers Highest Top Speed
Fastest Lap Times on the Track of Any Production Ford Ever
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- Assisted by fully active dynamic systems, all-new Ford GT achieves top speed of 216 mph – the highest ever for any Ford production vehicle

- Strong power-to-weight ratio coupled with the most advanced active suspension system in the segment gives Ford GT the edge in lap times versus the competition

- Fully active dynamic systems provide optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed – making the car faster for drivers of all skill levels

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 25, 2017 – Delivering the highest output of any EcoBoost® production engine to date, the all-new Ford GT couples its extraordinary power with impressive aerodynamic efficiency and advanced active dynamics to achieve a maximum speed of 216 mph – making it the fastest Ford production vehicle on the track ever.

Capable of an exceptional top speed, Ford’s all-new supercar is designed and optimized for track performance to honor its racing heritage. In 2016 development testing, with all contenders track-prepped with new fluids, fresh tires and optimal suspension settings, in identical conditions and with the same driver behind the wheel, Ford GT bested both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada.

The numbers speak for themselves:

Ford GT: 2:09.8
McLaren 675LT: 2:10.8
Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9

SAE-rated at 647 horsepower and with 550 lb.-ft. of torque, Ford’s new high-output 3.5-liter V6 powerplant produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine ever, making Ford GT the fastest production car ever to wear the Blue Oval badge. The engine’s wide powerband produces 90 percent of its peak torque from 3,500 rpm.

“Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT – both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race car that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT. We are extremely pleased with how it performs, both on the track and on the road.”

Ford GT’s dry weight just tops 3,000 pounds, which places the supercar between its two primary competitors, the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 488. Ford GT’s power-to-weight ratio is 4.72 pounds/horsepower.

“The Ford GT is all about performance,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development and chief technical officer. “We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbon fiber architecture. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most – performance, specifically, the active dynamics. The result is an even faster car.”

The active dynamics systems – for both suspension and aerodynamics – are designed to make the car perform with optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed, creating a faster setup regardless of driver skill level.

Ford GT, with no excuses to give, has proven itself time and again, racing to class wins at Le Mans and numerous other tracks in both IMSA and WEC last season. The production Ford GT shares a great deal with the high-performance track version, with advanced aero and suspension features added that take it to another level.

For more information on Ford GT, please visit www.fordgt.com.
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If it's good enough to win Le Mans, it's probably good enough for everything else.
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