The Ford GT just got even more expensive, although we get the feeling owners won’t really care.
Fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Ford GT have been announced and, as expected, the supercar isn’t the most fuel-efficient offering despite having an EcoBoost engine. According to the EPA, the 2017 Ford GT will return 11 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway, resulting in a 14-mpg combined rating. That means owners of the new Ford GT will have to pay the Gas Guzzler Tax, making it $3,000 more expensive than before. Considering its price tag is well more than $400,000, we suspect prospective owners aren’t going to blink at the additional cost.
Powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, Ford still hasn’t announced final specifications for the supercar, only promising that it will deliver more than 600 horsepower. Expect to hear more about the Ford GT in the coming months as the American automaker is getting ready to produce the car. All we know is that Ford is aiming for the best power-to-weight ratio of any vehicle on the market with its supercar and it’s a safe bet that fuel economy wasn’t exactly on the “high priority” list.
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