2016 Ford GT Release Date, Specifications and Review

The American automaker has confirmed that the 2016 Ford GT will be unveiled at the next Detroit Auto Show. This year will be a big year for Ford and their fans, the Blue Oval won the performance race at Le Mans in 1966. To commemorate this event, Ford plans to revive the supercar. The revival will be an important step to show that the era of Ford has come.

2016 Ford GT

Sources close to the program have confirmed to Autoweek that the car — whether or not it is actually named “GT” in production guise, which it very well might not be — will undertake a full, factory-backed racing effort in 2016. Specifically, a full-season, two-car effort in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and, most significantly, the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Exterior

We won’t know what the new car actually looks like until the debut, but we can make some educated guesses based on our collection of rumors and knowledge. Firstly, the latest report from Autoweek states the car will not be a full-retro design like the last GT was. That said, the car will still likely have a very similar profile to the old car, simply due to the construction of the platform. As a mid-engined coupe, the cab will sit forward, the nose will be low, and the overhang should be short. I would almost expect the new GT to share a bit of the sharp angular nose that is found on the GT350 Mustang.

2016 Ford GT in Motion

Interior

Inside the cockpit things should be thoroughly more modern than the previous car. Expect the large aviation-style toggle switches and classic seat design make way for a much more futuristic cabin that is befitting of a car of this class. There will likely be lots of leather, aluminum and carbon-fiber trim. A large LCD screen or two is also a likely addition.

2016 Ford GT Interior

Powertrain

Specifications are still shrouded in secrecy but speculation suggests Le Mans racer will use a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. Road-going models are expected to adopt an upgraded version of the 5.2-liter V8 engine that will power the 2016 Mustang GT350. It’s probably too early to talk about numbers but the magazine estimates it could produce 625 bhp (466 kW) and 500 lb-ft (677 Nm) of torque.

2016 Ford GT Rear View

2016 Ford GT Release Date and Price

Sources suggest that the 2016 Ford GT will be unveiled at the next 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. The new GT will directly compete against the Audi R8 and lower 911 models. That also gives us a hints of how much it will cost, we here estimate that the 2016 GT would cost around $125,000. More information should be available as the development progresses.

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