At this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Ford presented an all-new version of their famed GT. The mid-engine coupe is set to go into production in 2016 and is powered by a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 with more than 600hp. The launch year was chosen specifically to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GTs placing first, second and third at the 1966 Le Mans, and is set to arrive with rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine and an aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell. Carbon fiber and aluminum are used throughout, helping keep the weight down and benefiting acceleration and handling.
The design, meanwhile, pays homage to the original GT updated with modern design cues that give it a sharper and more aggressive look. The car sits atop 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires, which feature a unique compound and structure designed specifically for the Ford GT.