Ford GT Helping Test New Technologies
The Ford GT supercar is something many of us, if not all of us, will never have a chance to drive. But that doesn’t mean we’ll never get to experience parts of the new Ford GT. What we mean is that Ford is using the GT to help test new technologies that then become part of the everyday Ford model lineup. New engine and performance features, new aerodynamic technologies and new body styles and materials found on models like the 2018 Ford Mustang and the 2018 Ford F-Series lineup have all come from the Ford GT. To see what we mean, let’s take a closer look at all of the ways the Ford GT supercar is helping create the technologies of tomorrow.
“When we began work on the all-new Ford GT in 2013, the team had three goals. The first was to use it as a training ground for our engineers as we develop future engine technology and stretch our understanding of aerodynamics. Then, to push the boundaries of advanced material usage, such as lightweight carbon fiber. Finally, we set out to win the Le Mans 24 Hours, referred to by many as the ultimate test of endurance and efficiency.” – Raj Nair, Ford Executive Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technical Officer
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We already mentioned some Ford GT technology is found in the new Ford Mustang, so let’s start there. The all-new digital dashboard found on the 2018 Mustang actually began its life with the Ford GT. And as for other new models like the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ford Expedition, the GT supercar helped create, test, optimize and perfect the lightweight materials used to create those lightweight aluminum alloy bodies, which make those models safer, more capable and more efficient. The results and findings from engine testing done with the Ford GT can also be found throughout the entire new Ford model lineup.
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