New Ford GT posts impressive lap time, top speed

By blogsadmin | Posted in News on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 8:57 pm
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Performance specs of the 2017 Ford GT

The 2017 Ford GT is the epitome of Ford’s racing legacy. This sleek supercar not only represents the latest innovations from one of the most respected names in the automotive world as well as pays homage to a historic race car. To demonstrate the performance specs of the 2017 Ford GT, the automaker’s development team took the car to Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada. Using a fresh set of high-performance tires and the most powerful EcoBoost engine Ford has ever built, the 2017 Ford GT set of one of the best track times in history, beating times from McLaren and Ferrari.

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“Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT – both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency,” Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance said in a press conference. “We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race car that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT. We are extremely pleased with how it performs, both on the track and on the road.”

How fast can the 2017 Ford GT go?

The turbocharged, 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that powers the 2017 Ford GT is able to make an incredible 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. About 90 percent of the engine torque is created from 3,500 rpm. As a domestic point of reference, the competing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has a V-8 engine that makes 640 horsepower. During testing the 2017 Ford GT hit a top speed of 217 miles per hour.

Calabogie Motorsports Park Lap Times

  • Ford GT: 2 minutes, 9.8 seconds
  • McLaren 675LT: 2:10.8
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9

If you would like information about how you can order your very own 2017 Ford GT, contact an O.C. Welch Ford sales professional today.

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