This prototype of the 2017 Ford GT looks virtually ready to hit the assembly line and as you can see it’s just about the same as the concept.

This prototype of the 2017 Ford GT looks virtually ready to hit the assembly line and as you can see it’s just about the same as the concept.

Ford promised a while back that 95% of the GT concept’s design would be carried over onto the production car and now this seems to be true. It might not be a production-ready GT, but surely it must be pretty damn close. Compared to the concept that shocked us in a good way in Detroit, this one has bigger mirrors, orange side markers and a glossy finish (instead of matte) for the side skirts and front splitter.

We don’t have a rear view, but Ford said the production car will feature slightly different graphics for the taillights. Judging by the glossy bits and pieces of this prototype, we think the rear diffuser has the same shiny finish.

We don’t know the whereabouts of this image, but this GT could have something to do with Ford’s recent reveal of a Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield. We are making this assumption based on the fact that in the background you can see several windshields and one of them has Corning branding. As a reminder, this new type of windshield is 30% lighter and 25-50% thinner than a conventional windscreen and Ford will use the hybrid glass also at the back for the engine cover.

Ford could decide to show the 2017MY production-ready GT supercar as early as next month in Detroit during NAIAS. Assembly of the model will begin towards the end of next year and pricing will kick off at somewhere in the region of $400,000.

Source: Ford GT Forum (Facebook)

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This 2017 Ford GT looks ready for production