Ford has confirmed its gt supercar produces 647bhp and 550lb ft, enabling it to reach a top speed of 216mph.
That makes this the fastest Ford yet. Its turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 generates 90% of its peak torque from 3500rpm.
The GT weighs 1361kg, which gives it a power to-weight ratio of 475bhp per tonne. That’s 20bhp per tonne more than a Ferrari 488 GTB.
Ford claims the GT is quicker around Canada’s Calabogie Motorsports Park race track than the 510bhp-per-tonne McLaren 675LT and the now discontinued 435bhp-per-tonne Ferrari 458 Speciale. Ford quotes a 2min 9.8sec lap time for the GT. That’s faster than the times it recorded for the McLaren (by 1.0sec) and the Ferrari (by 3.1sec).
Ford attributes much of this pace to the supercar’s active aerodynamic and suspension systems.
“The Ford GT is all about performance.” said product development boss Raj Nair. “We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbonfibre architecture. We then reinvested some of the savings into where it counts most: performance – specifically, active dynamics.”
Ford’s supercar is being built by Canadian race engineering company Multimatic at its Ontario plant, where the GTE Le Mans race cars are also prepared. The first customer GT rolled off the production line in December.
Ford GT vs Ferrari 488GTB
Ford: 647bhp < Ferrari: 661bhp
Ford: 550lb ft < Ferrari: 561lb ft
Ford: 216mph > Ferrari: 203mph
Ford: 1361kg < Ferrari: 1475kg