Proof is mounting that Ford intends to do one thing particular with the GT. The corporate is allegedly testing the supercar with a special powertrain on the streets of Detroit, in response to Ford Authority. We’d have even seen it earlier than.
The unnamed of us speaking to Ford Authority say the brand new engine sounds utterly completely different from the GT’s present twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6. There aren’t any additional particulars about what this powertrain is, although.
Spy shots (above) might have caught this vehicle on the road. It wears a modified rear deck with a big scoop directing air into the engine bay. There’s a hearsay about Ford pushing the output of the three.5-litre twin-turbo V6 to a minimum of 700 bhp (522 kilowatts) and possibly even over 760 bhp (567 kW).
Though, merely turning up the enhance on the present engine would not appear to suit with the allegation that this engine sounds considerably completely different than the present unit. In an ideal world, we might wish to suppose this hearsay implies that Ford may put a V8 into the GT, however there is no official signal of that proper now.
This updated GT also allegedly gains fender vents much like those on the GT Mk II observe automobile. It would not acquire the Mk II’s huge wing, although.
Different adjustments aren’t but clear. Tweaks to the suspension and brakes appear probably to deal with the additional energy, although.
Ford GT production is supposed to end in 2022. The hypothesis to date is that this up to date mannequin would arrive as a grand send-off simply earlier than meeting finishes. Nevertheless, Ford Authority speculates that the Blue Oval may lengthen the automobile’s life by constructing this hotter variant.