Yep, an automaker that doesn’t even specialize in exotics has won the 2018 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Exotic Car of the Year Award.
The all-new supercar from Ford has won the hearts of enthusiasts over worldwide and for good reason. Powering the exotic is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine providing 647 horsepower, making it the most powerful EcoBoost ever. But that’s hardly what makes the Ford GT so special, as it’s packed with advanced lightweight materials and aerodynamics that produce positive downforce in all conditions. There’s even a patent-pending rear wing helping improve track performance by changing shape, much like an airplane wing.
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Considering the new Ford GT was first introduced in 2015 as a surprise debut at the Detroit Auto Show, it may seem like it’s old news by now. But deliveries didn’t begin until this year, as Ford continued to develop the exotic on and off the track the last couple years. We’re just hoping Ford manages to find a spot in its trophy case for yet another award for the GT.
With six different vehicle categories voted for in this year’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, Kia took home the coveted title of Reader’s Choice Car of the Year with the all-new Stinger. The Ford GT earned itself Reader’s Choice Exotic Car of the Year, while the Porsche 911 GT2 RS was named Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year. The Mazda CX-5 grabbed top honors for Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year, joined by the Volvo XC60 with the win in the Reader’s Choice Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year category. Lastly, the AutoGuide.com 2018 Reader’s Choice Luxury Car of the Year goes to the Lexus LC500.
AutoGuide.com’s annual Reader’s Choice awards are chosen by visitors to the over 700 automotive websites under the AutoGuide.com Group umbrella.
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