2016 Ford GT Price, Engine

Not many cars have sparked as much interest as the 2016 Ford GT has in recent months. It quickly became the star of the show, beating out the Acura NSX for the spotlight, when it was revealed by Ford at the Detroit Auto Show. After taking a decade long hiatus, the Ford GT is back, and its better than ever before.

2016 Ford GT front

2016 Ford GT Review

The obvious question is, well what makes the Ford GT so special? The immediate answer lies in the bodywork of the supercar. It retains design cues from the previous Ford GT produced up until 2006, and both of these cars retain the general look of the original Ford GT40, an iconic racecar in the eyes of many. Some of these shared design elements include a very streamlined and aerodynamic body shape that seamlessly transitions from the cockpit to the hood, as well as an engine placed between the two axles, allowing the rear end to fade away in a rather curvaceous manner. However, the interior of the 2016 Ford GT has been substantially updated into the modern era of mass technology. Gone is the traditional gear shifter, which is now replaced a by a rotating knob without any direct linkage to the transmission. In addition, the steering wheel is now embellished with a variety of buttons controlling aspects of the car such as the radio and the cruise control settings, thus allowing the driver to keep his/her hands on the steering wheel as often as possible.

2016 Ford GT rear

2016 Ford GT Engine

In addition to having a modern interior, the 2016 Ford GT has a massively updated engine. The previous GT that was sold through 2006 contained a naturally aspirated 5.4 liter V8. For 2016, Ford has decided to replace this venerable yet antiquated engine with a twin turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5 liter. Although Ford has yet to reveal the exact horsepower figure for the car, it is expected that the 2016 GT will produce upwards of 600 horsepower, a step up from the 550 produced by the previous iteration of the car. This is expected to be the only engine option offered for the GT, although it is likely to be tuned for greater power and efficiency as the car is updated over the years. Fuel efficiency numbers have not yet been released by Ford, although it is expected that the car will be more efficient than the 2006 GT, which was capable of achieving 13 miles per gallon in the city and 21 on the highway, thanks to the efficiency of the smaller 3.5 liter engine.

2016 Ford GT interior

2016 Ford GT Price and Release Date

Those interested in buying the new Ford GT may have to wait a little longer. The car is projected to be available for sale to the public starting in late 2016 or early 2017, and is expected to cost in the range of $400,000. Although this is without a doubt an increase from the $150,000 starting price of the 2006 GT, the 2016 Ford GT will most definitely still be a great car in its own respect.

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