The 2018 Ford GT is a big, bad and brave supercar. It roars like a lion, making other vehicles look like small cats. I know a friend of mine who says, I wish I could get a race car that I can use in the city! Well, if you’re like my friend, then Ford has you covered. Because this race car can be legally used on the road.
This is Ford’s flagship sports coupe. The mid-engine vehicle comes with a dry weight of only 3,045 lbs. Originally, the automaker planned to make 250 cars in two model years. But Ford has announced that the number will go up to 1000 examples of the GT in four years. It has a price tag of $400,000. Ford has other sporty Fords like Fusion Sport sedan, F-150 Raptor pickup, RS hatchbacks, Taurus SHO sedan, Fiesta ST hatchback, the Ford Mustang coupe and convertible as well as the Focus ST.
What is under the hood of the 2018 Ford GT?
A 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 engine is what drives the GT. The engine produces 647 HP and 550 lb-ft of torque. The engine works with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. All of these facts are very impressive, but if you don’t think so then how about this, this supercar can hit 0 – 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The EPA rating of this vehicle is 11/18/14 mpg city/highway/combined. You can picture yourself as Nicholas Cage in Gone in 60 Seconds, and it would actually be true because this vehicle can reach a top speed of 216 mph.
What’s new about the 2018 version?
A Heritage Edition is the new thing that you should expect from the 2018 Ford GT. It has a white and red exterior; it borrows a lot from the car that won LeMans in 1967. It still offers 647 horsepower from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. You can also find the “Race Red” on the contrast stitching inside, seat trim, and the calipers. It has a menacing demeanor thanks to its satin stainless and exposed carbon fiber. The essential controls are somewhere close to the steering or on the steering itself.
Who are the main competitors?
The 2018 Ford GT will sweat it out against other A-list competitors like the Porsche 911, Acura NSX, Nissan GT-R and Audi R8.
Which performance features does it offer?
This supercar is based around a carbon-fiber tub that has an aluminum rear and front sub-frames that are covered by carbon fiber body panels. It also has other performance stuff like shock absorbers, carbon-ceramic brakes, pushrod suspension, inboard-mounted torsion beam and active aerodynamics. It has five drive modes that include: V-Max, Wet, Normal, Race, and Sport.