Article: Ford Reincarnates the GT Supercar

March 16, 2017

Feb 2, 2017 Stephen Mraz in A Skeptical Engineer

Two years ago, the new Ford GT was a sleek and shiny concept car that consumers didn’t know would eventually reach production. Before that, 2005 through 2006, one of its namesakes was already a production car with about 4,000 made over two years. And before that, the original GT40 was a British-built Ford racing car that enjoyed significant success throughout the 1960s on several racetracks.

GTR1: The Supercar of the Future
All of those versions of the GT differ in many ways, but the core concept—a two-seat, high-performance sports car—remains quite obvious in Ford’s most recent offering, a limited production GT with 1,000 to be built from 2017 through 2020.

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Captain Corvette is paying close attention to this Ford offering.

America's Supercar - Ford GT Vehicle Event
Wednesday, April 5
Cobo Center, Detroit
(Grand Riverview Ballroom B)
(Held during WCX™17: SAE World Congress Experience)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

Social Hour sponsored by

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team surrounding the development of the Ford GT.

Raj Nair, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Chief Technical Officer
Ford Motor Company
Larry Holt, Vice President, Engineering, Multimatic
Christopher Svensson, Design Director, The Americas, Ford Motor Company
Robert Fascetti, Vice President, Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after March 29.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

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