Ford GT: A Worthy American Supercar
- By Yasser Aboraya -
Whether you are into American cars or not, you cannot deny the fact that the Ford GT has been one of the landmarks of the automotive industry ever since the Ford-Shelby GT-40 won the Le Mans race in 1968 and 1969 (FYI: the car was originally created as a way to kick Ferrari’s a$£). This year Ford decided to pay yet another homage to this beautiful car with the new GT sporting a completely new chassis, twin-turbo 3.5 V6 engine, and a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and we are loving it.
Costing more than $500,000, the GT certainly impresses when it comes to the figures. According to the brochure, this beast sports a new adjustable suspension system and it maxes-out at 647 bhp at 6,250 rpm meaning that it can go from 0-100 in a staggering 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 348 km/h.
With a carbon-fiber construction, the GT is not only sturdy, but it is also extremely lightweight at just 1,385 kg. As for the looks, the car looks like it came-out of a Robo-Cop movie with active vents everywhere for improved aerodynamics and an a adjustable lowered front lip that makes it looks like one with the asphalt.
Super cars are normally under-equipped and short on the tech side, not the case here. The new GT comes fully equipped with a sleek dashboard, multi-function steering wheel (too much functions actually), drive mode configuration, gear shift indicator lights, alcantara sport seats, navigation, adjustable pedals, and cruise control.
Ok so it’s a sports car so don’t expect to fit more than a single passenger in the GT, also don’t expect to get a big trunk either. As for the fuel consumption, it’s a 3.5 litre sports car so it will consume fuel accordingly. None of this however is what this car is about, right?
Yes, I know, I know, $500,000 for an American super-car is too much, but do take into consideration that only 1,000 GTs will be made from now till 2020 making the GT a rare snatch. Also don’t forget that the older models have been soaring in value because of the vast history and exclusivity the GT delivers so do expect it to rise in value even further. In any case, its not like you have the money to buy it anyways.