2017 Ford GT: You Better Believe It’s A Fast One

2017 Ford GT: You Better Believe It’s A Fast One
The numbers are finally out for the 2017 Ford GT and it certainly backs its claim of being the fastest bearer of the blue oval badge yet. Photo : Ford Performance/YouTube

Ford has finally revealed some details about the capabilities of its 2017 GT and you better believe it is going to be a fast one. Not that we had any doubts about it in the first place but things are still different when they are officially announced.

2017 Ford GT: The Monster Under Its Hood

When Ford said that the 2017 GT is going to be the fastest to ever wear the blue oval badge yet, many of us started to let our imaginations wild about just how fast it will really be. Now, that the automaker has finally released the specifics about its engine, we found that Ford certainly was not exaggerating its claim. The 2017 Ford GT is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque at 6,250 and 5,900 rpm respectively.

2017 Ford GT: Get A Load Of The Top Speed

Given the fact that the 2017 Ford GT has 647 horsepower, anyone would naturally assume that it has a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour and that would be correct. CNET reported that the 2017 Ford GT has a top speed of 216 miles per hour and we have its active rear wing as well as the suspension system to thank for it. The rear wing and suspension basically help with the aerodynamics to allow the 2017 Ford GT to reach its maximum speed.

2017 Ford GT: Clocking Ahead Of The 675T McLaren

Apparently, the 2017 Ford GT has also clocked ahead of the McLaren 675LT at the Calabogie Motorsports Park circuit track in Canada. Not by a big margin but it doesn't change the fact that the 2017 Ford GT was faster. Reports state that the 2017 Ford GT had a time of 2:09.8 while the McLaren 675LT clocked in at 2:10.88. In addition, it also beat the Ferrari 458 Speciale by a bigger margin as the Ferarri had a time of 2:12.9. Considering the fact that the McLaren 675LT is more powerful than the 2017 Ford GT as it has 666 horsepower compared to the 647 of the latter, the 2017 Ford GT's feat of clocking ahead of the former is certainly an impressive one.

207 Ford GT: What's It Going To Be Like To Drive The GT

Surely, you would also want to try getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford GT, who wouldn't? Reports state that the first samples have already been delivered but there will only be 250 units per year. And if you are seriously considering getting yourself a 2017 Ford GT, then be ready to pay a good amount for it as it will definitely have quite the price tag of about $400,000 as reported.

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