The GT hypercar is unlike any other Fords. It captures the imagination and dominates the track. The GT hypercar’s striking design is both futuristic and aerodynamic. The interior is minimalistic and focuses on driving. It has seats that are fixed in place and most controls on the steering wheel. The engine’s twin-turbo V-6 is mid-mounted and produces 660 horsepower. It also generates 550 lb-ft torque, which is sent to the rear wheels via an automatic seven-speed dual clutch. Its thrilling sound is accompanied by neck-snapping acceleration, and extraordinary handling characteristics. The GT was built for track use, not the streets. The six-figure Ford GT is surprisingly docile in daily situations. Although only a few people will ever be able to afford this automobile masterpiece, it should still excite enthusiasts.
What’s new for 2020?
Ford’s 2020 GT’s twin-turbo V-6 produces even more horsepower. This increase from 647 to 660 ponies is accompanied with a flatter torque curve, recalibrated motor management, revised pistons, and improved ignition coils. Blue Oval’s halo vehicle also has firmer damper settings and improved engine cooling. A titanium exhaust system is also available that makes even more distinctive sounds. Other changes include some new appearance packages. The limited-edition Liquid Carbon option has a special clearcoat that replaces traditional paint to allow for admiration of the carbon-fiber body. A new Gulf Racing livery celebrates the company’s 1969 Le Mans victory. This look is now possible to be paired with carbon fiber wheels for the first-time.
Let’s say we were able to get on the Ford GT waiting list and that it was possible to pay for this privilege. We would choose Frozen White and Liquid Blue as our preferred exterior colors and stripes. For an extra exotic touch, we’d finish the sides, front, and rear in gloss carbon fiber. We also upgrade to glossy carbon-fiber wheels, which adds an extra dimension of exotic, and paint the brakes calipers blue. We’d use the Re-Entry theme inside, which applies white-leather on the dashboard and the seats.
Performance, Transmission and Engine
The new car features a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This is the same as the one in the Ford F-150 Raptor. The V-6 produces 660 horsepower and 550 pounds of torque. It is mated with a seven speed dual-clutch auto transmission. Although the previous version had less horsepower, the rear-wheel-drive GT reached 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. The quarter-mile was completed in 10.8 seconds at 133.9 mph. The GT feels agile and light from behind the wheel, making it easy to pilot. The ride isn’t as harsh as you might think, despite its potential performance. However, the suspension won’t get too choppy over minor bumps but it will still transmit harsh impacts to the cabin.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
Hypercars are not built to conserve fossil fuels. The Ford GT is however one of the most efficient. According to the EPA, the 2020 model will achieve 12 mpg in cities and 18 on highway. Compare this to the Bugatti Chiron (9/15 mpg City/Highway) or the Lamborghini Aventador (9/14 mpg City/Highway). The Ford also has six to 10 fewer cylinders than the gas-guzzlers. We have not tested these expensive machines on our 200-mile highway route so we cannot evaluate their real-world mpg.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
The interior is equally striking, but for a different reason. It’s minimalistic and driver-focused. Nearly every control is confined to the race car-inspired steering wheel. Although it is difficult to get inside, once you are there you will notice that the driver’s seat does not adjust. Ford designed the pedals and steering wheels to adjust to the driver’s position within the fixed seat. It looks like it was taken straight from the Ford GT racecar. A second digital display is embedded into the suede-wrapped dashboard, which controls the infotainment functions.
Infotainment & Connectivity
The GT’s primary focus is on driving and doesn’t have the same number of connectivity or infotainment features as modern cars. It still has a 6.5-inch touchscreen, which supports Ford’s Sync 3. software. This $500,000 machine can also be used to respond to voice commands. It also has navigation built in for road trips.