2017 Ford GT Spied Starting Spring Training

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

As if it needs any more publicity, America’s forthcoming supercar just crossed paths with our spy photographer.

The 2017 Ford GT already debuted earlier this year in what Ford said was production form during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show but now it is drawing closer to reaching dealer showrooms. In the meantime, Ford’s engineers are unusually free to test protoype cars without chunky camouflage panels because there isn’t really anything to hide.

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As you probably already know, the 2017 Ford GT will use a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that will offer in excess of 600 HP although the latest rumors suggest that it might actually crest the 700-HP mark. It will send that power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The body panels are made of carbon fiber and incorporate active aerodynamics that will put it head-to-head with the world’s current leading crop of non-hybrid supercars.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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  • Timothyhood Timothyhood on May 15, 2015

    I haven't watched auto racing in a long time, but I am looking forward to watching this take on Ferrari in an epic replay of that iconic '60s battle.

  • Bueco21 Bueco21 on May 28, 2015

    I think Ford an innovative brand and attentive to anceios the public. So I think we need to launch a street GT with seats at the rear for 4 seats. Without such openness that side wing. Maybe without it, it would indeed be a wonder, a dream ... Salvador-Bahia-Brasil