Bearing less-and-less resemblance to its predecessors, the new Ford GT is remarkably exotic, ultra-modern and has been engineered to outperform the Ferrari 458 Speciale in every performance test possible. While the original Ferrari-fighting Ford GT40 was powered by a naturally-aspirated V8, this time around Ford is deploying a dose of its latest technology with an IMSA-derived 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 sleeved into a sleek mid-engine chassis. The motor is said to develop more than 600 horsepower and the vehicle will be available for order in late 2016.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
How do you make a Mustang Shelby better? Do as Ford did and take the new Mustang chassis and make it the most track-ready street car legal for the road today. The striking pre-production car in the Ford booth has innovation under the hood, advanced aerodynamic considerations and weight-saving efforts in many areas of the vehicle. Powering the Shelby GT350R is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced. With elements like a flat-plane crank shaft design usually only found in exotics cars, this 5.2L V8 mill will churn out more than 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The feisty motor is made more free-revving by the lack of air conditioning as well.
The chassis has been ramped up by a revised MagneRide suspension tuned for track performance. The adaptive system has been ramped up with lower ride height, beefier anti-roll bars, bushings and bump stops. The body has also been modified with lower headlights, and a massive carbon fiber front splitter and carbon fiber rear wing. Even the wheels on the Shelby GT350R are carbon fiber, a technology that is only found on one other car: a supercar called the Koenigsegg One:1. Besides the carbon elements, the weight savings techniques continue inside the vehicle. The Ford Shelby GT350R comes with no air conditioning, no radio, no navigation and no back seat!
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