2017 Ford GT: The Fastest Car So Far

Jan 26, 2017 12:38 PM EST | Carl Anthony Teves

The two-seater mid-engine sports car underwent a series of observation and planning as it will be redesigned to be Ford's 2017 GT. After a long time of waiting, the multinational automaker conglomerate has recently released the full specs of their latest model.

As for its spec sheet, the Ford supercar has a high speed of 216 mph from its 647 hp at an rpm of 6,250 and a 550 lb-ft torque at a 5,900 rpm. This is obviously like a wind blowing fast. It is also noted that the model has laid down a 2 minutes and 9.8 seconds time while its rivalry McLaren 675LT did 2 minutes and 10.8 seconds and Ferrari's 458 Speciale is 12 seconds away from the GT with a duration of 2 minutes and 21.9 seconds when it was at the Calabogie Motorsports Park that is located in Canada.

The American sports car is weighing 3,045 pounds alone excluding the fluid's weight that would add up another hundred or more. Its power to weight comes in 4.72 pounds per horsepower. This makes the GT as the closest competitors of the Ferrari 488 and McLaren's 675LT.

According to the global director of the company's performance, Dave Perick, "Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT -- both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency," he also added, "We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race car that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT. We are extremely pleased with how it performs, both on the track and on the road."

The 2017 GT is the fastest car to have a Ford badge that will have a price starting around $400,000. There are only 500 fortunate consumers who can get the GT while the rest will be left dreaming of having one.


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