Article By Essex Ford

See the Ford GT First at Dunton FordStore on 18th July!

Come to our exclusive preview of the exciting All-New Ford GT & luxurious Ford Mondeo Vignale at our Dunton FordStore on 18th July!

We are the first UK dealership where you can see the Ford GT!

Recreating a Legend

The All-New Ford GT created a huge wave of anticipation and enthusiasm when it was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2015 as the future flagship of Ford's elite performance models and a showcase of their very latest innovations with ultra-efficient aerodynamics, the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever and lightweight construction utilising materials such as carbon fibre and aluminium.

As the GT represents the pinnacle of the Ford Performance line-up of vehicles (including the All-New Focus RS, the New Ford Mustang, the New Focus ST and the Fiesta ST), it is clear that the Blue Oval believes firmly in its 'Innovation through Performance' ethos.

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The Ultimate in Ford Performance

The ultra-high-performance supercar will have rear-wheel drive and a mid-mounted, next-generation, twin-turbocharged, 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 that will generate over 600bhp, making it the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever. The V6 will be paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for almost instantaneous gear changes.

The All-New Ford GT features a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell created using lightweight materials, such as carbon fibre and aluminium, for the best acceleration, handling, braking, safety, and efficiency.

Like all performance vehicles, aerodynamic efficiency is essential to reducing drag while optimising downforce and stability. With its tear-drop shape and aircraft-inspired body and windscreen the GT has been designed for speed and balance, and also has a fully active rear spoiler which reacts to both velocity and driver input by adjusting its height and angle of attack.

Through the upward-opening doors the two-seater cabin is fully designed with comfort, control and safety in mind from the seats that have been integrated straight into the carbon-fibre cell to the adjustable pedals and steering column and a Formula 1-style steering wheel with paddle shifters to change gear. A fully digital instrument cluster can be configured to provide all the information needed for a variety of driving modes.

The ultra-lightweight chassis is supported by an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension which will allow the ride height to be adjusted. The supercar will also have carbon-ceramic brake discs and 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tyres composed of a compound unique to the Ford GT.

The Ford GT at Le Mans

With its launch timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Ford's GT race cars placing first, second and third at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the All-New Ford GT will return to the prestigious race for 2016 in the Le Mans GT Endurance class for professional teams and drivers.

It has quite a heritage to live up to – Ford went on to repeat its victory at Le Mans in 1967, 1968 and 1969!

Contact Essex Ford Dunton today for more information!