Ford Performance has released a new video with the GT racecar, this time with focus on development.

Ford Performance has released a new video with the GT racecar, this time with focus on development.

The Blue Oval company is bringing back its iconic GT in both road-going and track-only guises and today we take a closer look at the latter which will compete starting next year in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. According to Raj Nair, chief technical officer, the racecar's function is to win at Le Mans and the astonishing design is actually the result of intense testing to improve aerodynamic efficiency as much as possible. He goes on to say the suspension, cockpit's size and even the engine were also driven by aerodynamics.

Ford Performance director Dave Pericak describes the GT as the best Ford can offer right now and the new tech developed over the course of the model's engineering process will eventually trickle down to lesser models.

As for the road-legal car, this one is due to come out late next year with the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine but obviously with a different configuration suitable for a production vehicle. Based on the data seen in Forza Motorsport 6, the motor will generate 630 bhp (469 kW) and 539 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque and these figures are likely accurate taking into account the 2017 Ford GT is actually the featured car in the game. It will be very exclusive as Ford plans on making only 250 units per year at a starting price of approximately $400,000. 

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