Car of the Month – 2017 Ford GT

Ford GT History
Ford is one of the premier American car companies, founded in 1903 by Henry Ford. When it comes to sports cars, the GT represents Ford. The GT40 is the only American car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and even won four times in the 1960s. Borro takes a look at where the Ford GT is today.

2017 Ford GT
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Before you get your hopes up, this car is already sold out for 2017. Let’s find out why…

2017 Ford GT Specifications

In some aspects, this car follows the traditional Ford GT structure – with a mid-engine and two seats. However, when it comes to the engine itself, Ford went for something a little more modern. The car company went for a 3.5 Litre twin-turbo V6 Ecoboost engine, allowing the car to achieve 638hp. To reap the maximum benefits of this powerful engine, it is covered by a 1400kg lightweight body made from carbon fibre and aluminium. This all allows the car to reach a top speed of 216mph.

2017 Ford GT
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So who are its rivals? The Audi R8, Honda NSX, McLaren 720s and the Ferrari 488 GTB are among a few. The reason for this is the pushrod suspension, aerodynamics and track-honed settings.

2017 Ford GT Design

When it comes to the design, it’s all about powerful lines and curves. This is what differentiates it from the last Ford GT, as the retro aspects of the car have been dropped and newer, more modern details have been included to appeal to today’s supercar customer. The big air vents not only maximise airflow to the engine but also add to the muscular look of the car.

2017 Ford GT
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Only 250 cars will be produced up until 2020, offering exclusivity to its customers. With high demand and limited supply, the price is set at a hefty $400,000.

 

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About the Author:

Maryke wrote about luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.