Ford has revealed that its all-new Ford GT supercar will cost ‘around £250,000’ when it goes on sale, following its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
During the GT’s unveiling at the show yesterday, director of Ford’s Performance division, Dave Pericak, said that 250 GT models will be produced a year for a period of “several years”.
Price ‘around the same as a Lamborghini’
While an official pricing structure has yet to be announced by the company, Pericak said that he expects that the GT will cost in and around the same as the Lamborghini Aventador.
As a result, the new Ford GT will be extremely limited in quantity – it would take 18 years for Ford to match production of the last model by building 250 per year – and also extremely expensive, priced from about £250,000.
Easily one of the most exciting new cars to be released in the last couple of years, the new GT continues a long and legendary legacy that can be traced back 50 years to Ford’s 1966 Le Mans victory.
Sharing obvious design cues with the original GT40 and the previous GT, the new model features an ultra-lightweight carbon fibre construction and is powered by the most powerful EcoBoost engine Ford has ever produced.
Riding on 20-inch wheels with Michelin racing tyres, the GT features a narrow-profile front fascia to reduce its aerodynamic footprint, while it also features an F1-style steering wheel and scissor doors.
Power comes courtesy of a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 version of the EcoBoost engine, which will generate upwards of 600 horsepower, making it the most powerful EcoBoost yet engineered.
Linked to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission for seamless and instantaneous gear changes, Ford claims that the GT will not only be ridiculously fast, but remarkably efficient as well.
Its lightweight design gives it one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car, while advanced chassis engineering optimises its acceleration, handling and braking abilities.
Ford has also worked hard to minimise drag and to increase downforce through clever aerodynamic engineering, meaning that the new GT will be one of the best performing and most exclusive cars ever made by Ford.
Thanks to the GT’s huge range of performance components, it has been speculated that the GT could return to its racing roots at Le Mans next year, though Ford has yet to confirm anything.
In any case, the highly exclusive new Ford GT is due to go on sale worldwide in extremely limited quantities from next year onwards, with full specs and pricing to be announced closer to release.