Powering the new Ford GT will be a fresh, twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with about 450kW of power on tap. The engine is based on the architecture of the company’s IMSA Daytona Prototype endurance racer. The mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 engine is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle which, according to Ford, offers “near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control”.
While exact outputs and efficiency figures are yet to be released, the company promises it will offer “exceptional performance combined with efficiency”, as well as “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car”.
New aerodynamic elements from its “optimum tear-drop shape” to the “aircraft-inspired fuselage and visibility-enhancing curved windshield” are said to minimise drag and optimise downforce.