Dubbed to be the fastest production vehicle from Ford, the all-new GT supercar was able to top a 347 km/h maximum speed on the track – the highest output for any EcoBoost production engine right now.
The new Ford GT outperformed both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale on a track run in Canada last year. It finished with a record lap time of 2:09.8, beating the McLaren by 1 second and the Ferrari by 3.1 seconds.
The performance, according to Ford executive president, global product development, and chief technical officer Raj Nair, was due to the weight saved through its carbon fiber architecture. The all-new Ford GT is said to fall in between its competitors, weighing 1,360 kg which equates to a power-to-weight ratio of 2.14 kg/hp.
Thanks to the high-output 3.5 L V6 powerplant, the car was able to store in an SEA-rated 647 hp with a torque of 745 Nm. In addition, the car attains 90% of its torque at 3,500 rpm through its wide powerband.
Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT – both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency,” said Ford Performance global director Dave Pericak.
Moreover, the American marque then reinvested toward the crucial aspect—active dynamics for performance—which made the car easier to control. This feature optimizes the downforce, drag, and balance at any speed to help drivers bring out their best performance on the track.