2020 Ford GT revealed with extra energy, extra cooling and fewer paint
Powered by the identical 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 as earlier than, the automobile brings a handful of developments from the track-only GT Mk II taking the output up by 12bhp to 650bhp in complete – torque will seemingly stay on the 550lb ft mark. Revised ECU calibration, uprated ignition coils and gallery-cooled pistons all contribute to each a broader torque band and that enhance in energy.
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To assist keep the powertrain on the optimum temperature, new buttress air ducts intention to extend airflow by 50%, with bigger intercoolers added to maintain cost air temperatures beneath management, permitting all 650bhp to be extracted irrespective of the circumstances. Not solely has energy seen a rise, however so has sound – the previously-optional titanium Akrapovič exhaust system now comes as commonplace.
Other than adjustments to the powertrain, Ford has additionally elevated suspension damping in monitor mode for higher stability.
New to the 2020 mannequin yr is the Liquid Carbon version, stripping the GT of paint in favour of an uncovered carbon fibre end. This limited-edition comes as commonplace with carbon fibre wheels, with choices comparable to titanium lugnuts, six-point harness anchors and varied inside and exterior trim colors additionally obtainable.
A favorite for a lot of, the Gulf Racing heritage livery has obtained some tweaks for 2020, following buyer suggestions on earlier vehicles. Separating the blue and orange hues is a black pinstripe, and in contrast to earlier than, the carbon fibre wheels obtainable on the usual automobile are actually an choice. Paying homage to the back-to-back successful, chassis No. 1075 GT40, the optionally available carbon fibre quantity has been switched from a 9 to a 6.
Ford says manufacturing of the GT is about to proceed till 2022.