Ford will rejoice Independence Day this 12 months in one of many coolest methods potential: by unveiling a brand new, seemingly racier model of its legendary Ford GT supercar.
Teased within the single darkish you see above, the brand new Ford GT variant will introduce itself on the Goodwood Competition of Pace on July four, particularly at a devoted press convention scheduled for four:45 a.m. EDT. Ford Efficiency’s Hermann Salenbauch shall be joined on-stage by Multimatic CTO Larry Holt—the Canadian firm chargeable for placing the GT collectively. Sadly, the main points cease there.
Judging from the teaser shot, nonetheless, it is secure to imagine the brand new automotive shall be a sportier affair than the prevailing GT, because it seems to rock a hood scoop and very giant rear wing. May Ford be readying a lightened-and-angry GT in the identical vein as LT-designated McLarens, RS mannequin Porsches, and Pista-suffixed Ferraris? Or maybe it is a new-and-improved racing machine destined for Le Mans and its new WEC Hypercar class? Bar any pesky leaks, we’ll have to attend till subsequent month to seek out out what this factor is.
The usual, road-going Ford GT is powered by a 647-horsepower, mid-mounted three.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. Utilizing a carbon fiber monocoque at its core, the flying-buttressed Ford weighs three,354 kilos. Anticipate any newly-‘roided up variations to supply extra grunt and fewer weight.
Along with its large GT announcement, Ford shall be bringing to the Hillclimb its new 760-horsepower GT500 Mustang, the Europe-only Focus ST scorching hatch, the prevailing Chip Ganassi Racing #66 GT Le Mans race automotive, in addition to the championship-winning Crew Penske Fusion NASCAR racer.