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The Future of PerformanceBy Admin | Posted in Dealer Information on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 1:46 pm
The Ford GT Release Date
Ford recently revealed the three newest Ford performance vehicles. Among them was the highly anticipated Ford GT, which we have found out will be available to the public in the second half of 2016. So not only has the rumor finally become reality, we now have an idea of when the Ford GT release date will be.
The supercar has finally returned after nine years. Not only do we now know that the new GT is the perfect mixture of aero, beautiful craftsmanship and muscular design, we also know a bit about the engine. The 3.5L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 will be able to produce more than 600 horsepower.
Though the vehicle is EcoBoosted, aerodynamic and most definitely light, Bill Ford says that this vehicle isn’t about fuel efficiency. And even if it does have excellent mileage, it shouldn’t be about fuel efficiency. Similar to how the Ford C-Max isn’t about a 0-60 time. Each vehicle is made with a purpose, and the GT’s is to go fast. We are certain it will do that quite well given it has one of the best weight-to-power ratios out there.
Also revealed was the off-road version of the F-150, the 2017 Raptor and the Shelby GT350R Mustang. All three vehicles are part of the large group of performance vehicles expected to be released by 2020. All vehicles are street legal.
The Shelby GT350R is a lighter, track version of the Mustang and is expected to be available later this year. It will have the same engine, but weigh less to help it go faster. There will also be differences in design that showcase the GT350R’s track capability.
The Raptor will also shed some pounds. This can be attributed to the smaller engine that it is getting, which produces more horsepower and torque. New technology like adaptive radar cruise control and a 360-degree camera system will also be made available. If the three vehicle reveal is any indication, the next five years will be exciting for Ford performance vehicles.