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Ford GT Drops in Detroit Along With All the Jaws
Ford is making a glorious return to the supercar segment with the GT, a twin-turbo V6-powered exotic aimed squarely at the best from Italy.
The EcoBoost V6 cranks out more than 600 HP in this application and an undisclosed amount of torque, cementing it as the most powerful EcoBoost engine from Ford to date. That engine also uses a combination of port and direct injection, which should help to negate carbon buildup, a common problem on early direct injection engines that requires expensive and time consuming cleaning. The potent six-pot is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle.
The car uses both carbon fiber and aluminum to save weight. The specific curb weight wasn’t announced today, but the company said it will boast “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.” Its cell is made of carbon fiber while the front and rear sub-frames are crafted from aluminum.
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