Ford Performance has released another video featuring the 2017 GT, this time talking about aerodynamics and design.
Ford GT’s design manager, Garen Nicoghosian, says the 2017 GT has to be more than just a pretty face as the supercar must be a “celebration of performance” and pay tribute to Ford’s heritage. Initially, the plan was to develop a road-going car, but later the company decided it would make sense to work on a race-spec version as well. Garen explains carbon fiber offers a high level of versatility as it gives automakers the freedom to shape the body of a car in just about every imaginable way.
While the 2017 GT can be labeled as a relevant example of the “form follows function” principle, in this case the styling has remained equally appealing. This gives Ford the opportunity to compete with the big boys in the supercar segment and it will have a price to match as the model will cost around $400,000. The plan is to keep it exclusive and make only 250 cars per year once production will commence towards the end of next year.
Its heart and soul will be a twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine 3.5-liter pushing out 630 bhp (469 kW) and 539 lb-ft (730 Nm) if we were to believe the car’s stats in Forza Motorsport 6. The reinvented GT is bound to receive an optional set of carbon fiber wheels to considerably reduce the vehicle’s weight.
Ford will likely show the 2017 GT in production guise at a major auto show next year in North America. Don’t expect any major design changes as 95% of the concept’s styling will make it to the assembly line.