Learn How the 2017 Ford GT Came to Be

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The Ford GT is returning with an all-new stunning model, but what took it so long?

The American automaker stunned the world when it debuted the new 2017 Ford GT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and now Ford is releasing a documentary that takes an in-depth look at its development. The first of five video shorts is titled “The Decision,” and no, it doesn’t feature LeBron James. Instead, we get Bill Ford Jr., Raj Nair, Dave Pericak and Edsel B. Ford II as they explain how the original Ford GT became a reality and how the company decided to make a new one.

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Once the 2017 Ford GT was greenlit, the automaker set off on an ambitious task of engineering both a Ford GT for the street and the track. In fact, the race car was developed just in time for the 50th anniversary of the GT’s legendary win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The company hopes it can return to the winner’s circle with its latest version.

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