Ford GT used to spur innovations down the rest of the product lineup

By blogsadmin | Posted in News on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Why does Ford make the Ford GT supercar?

The Ford GT supercar is the stuff automotive dreams are made of. It’s sleek. It’s fast and anyone seeing one out in the wild will not mistake it for anything else. As important as the Ford GT is to the automaker’s professional racing teams, the supercar also plays an important role throughout the rest of the Ford lineup. Many of the technologies that were used to put the Ford GT at the top of its game have found their way to several upcoming new models. O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln is giving you a brief overview what those developments are.

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“When we began work on the all-new Ford GT in 2013, the team had three goals,” Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and chief technical officer said in a press release. “The first was to use it as a training ground for our engineers as we develop future engine technology and stretch our understanding of aerodynamics. Then, to push the boundaries of advanced material usage, such as lightweight carbon fiber. Finally, we set out to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, referred to by many as the ultimate test of endurance and efficiency.”

Carbon fiber body has help Ford designers save weight with other vehicles

Lessons in aerodynamics have helped with improving fuel economy

Lessons learned from the Ford GT

The most immediate impact taken from the Ford GT is its all-digital dashboard, which will be showing up in the 2018 Ford Mustang. This innovative display allows drivers to customize the information that is displayed in front of them to help get the most from their 2018 Mustang. Additionally, the various driving modes found with the new Mustang as well as on the new Ford F-150 Ford Raptor can trace their roots directly to innovations tested on the race track.

If you would like to see the innovations started by the Ford GT supercar, contact an O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln sales professional today.

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