Published: Wed, January 25, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

We Finally Know How Much Power The 2017 Ford GT Makes

We Finally Know How Much Power The 2017 Ford GT Makes

It's taken Ford a very long time to come up with any concrete power and performance figures for the new Ford GT Supercar, but they've now, sort of, managed to.

For starters, while Ford has promised the new GT would deliver over 600 horsepower, it has now confirmed final output figures at 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque.

Not only is the new Ford GT the fastest production Ford ever built at 216 miles per hour, but it also bested some of its supercar competition from Ferrari and McLaren on the same test track. "We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race vehicle that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT".

Capable of an exceptional top speed, Ford's all-new supercar is designed and optimized for track performance to honor its racing heritage.

Ford Gt outperformed both the McLaren and the Ferrari with a lap time of 2:09.8.

Exact performance figures have yet to be released, but Ford says that the auto will tear all the way on to 216mph, and claims it can beat cars like the McLaren 675LT or Ferrari 458 Speciale round a track. "The result is an even faster auto". No 0-62mph time yet, but if both the 488 and 675 do it in three or so seconds, we can expect similar from the GT.

"The Ford GT is all about performance", said product development boss Raj Nair. "We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbon fiber architecture".

According to Ford, the three cars were driven round the track by the same driver in the same weather conditions, with new tyres and full fuel tanks, with the Ford GT the victor with a lap time of 2:09.8 (Ferrari 2:12.9, McLaren 2:10.8). Hmm. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most - performance, specifically, the active dynamics.

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