It's Official - New GT

It will have +100hp per cylinder, but I still don't like the political correctness of a six. I guess I'm just old school. Looks like a killer car though. With carbon fiber I'll bet 0-60 under 3 sec, and +200mph. While we're talkin numbers, please not $400K. Let's try for $200K. A high price will provide an umbrella to further support the crazy current GT prices. I don't think they will make enough of these new ones, and the price will be such, that the new car won't put a damper on the current car prices...maybe it will move them even higher! Boy, this car will put the pressure on GM with its new mid-engine '17 Zora.
I guess MSRP, production number and cars sold will in part determine the values of the 2005,2006 cars.
 
It looks like a Corvette and something like a Ferrari 458. I'm sure they'll do well with it, and if it races I wish them luck, but it isn't an attractive car. Not to me, anyway.
I agree. I love the 2005,2006 GT for its smooth complex curves. I have always stayed away from the Lamborghini type geometric lines. Just not for me.
 

Ian Anderson

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Brett
Will it be readily available in the UK?
Will they do RHD?

Perhaps you can shed some inside light

Thanks
Ian
 

Mike

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I think if you overlaid this image with ones of Ferrari's and MClaren's you would find many similarities. Ford certainly moved away from the GT40 design queues.

 
Brett
Will it be readily available in the UK?
Will they do RHD?

Perhaps you can shed some inside light

Thanks
Ian
Outside light :

The Australians are convinced (and disappointed) its lhd only but at some stage during the launch there was the suggestion that it would be marketed to some extent overseas - although it seems like production will be lower than the last GT

There is an info box to tick on the Ford UK website & some of the dealers here who think they will become 'Ford Stores' have begun order lists already
 
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Rick Muck- Mark IV

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Here is as of this AM, the "official" Ford Q&A on the new GT:

Q: What is the Ford GT made of?
A: The Ford GT is composed of a carbon fiber passenger cell and structural carbon fiber body panels, with front and rear aluminum powertrain and suspension architectures. Other lightweight components include 20-inch aluminum wheels and carbon ceramic brake discs.

Q: Why are you making this car?
A: The Ford GT is the ultimate performance Ford – a showcase for technical innovations including lightweighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost engines. These advances ultimately will benefit all future Ford vehicles.

Q: When does the Ford GT go on sale?
A: Late 2016.

Q: Is the new Ford GT based on the previous Ford GT or a current Ford platform?
A: No. The Ford GT is entirely new and is built on its own unique platform, not shared with any other Ford or Lincoln product.
Q: Is this a successor to the 2005-2006 Ford GT?
A: In name and spirit, yes. But the all-new Ford GT is a much more exclusive and higher-performance product.

Q: How much will the Ford GT cost? What do you see as its main market competitors?
A: We will have more pricing details closer to launch, but the Ford GT will compete with vehicles such as the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 650S and Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Q: How many will you build?
A: It will be a limited build, even more exclusive than the 2005-2006 Ford GT. [Note: Volume for the last GT was 4,038, with that total built during three years from 2004 until 2006: 550 in 2004; 1,900 in 2005; and 1,600 in 2006, or an annual average production of 1,750 per year.

Q: Is it a global car? How many will be allocated for the U.S.?
A: The Ford GT will be distributed globally. We will have more allocation details closer to launch.

Q: What do customers interested in ordering one do now?
A: We will have more information closer to launch.

Q: Why did you choose an EcoBoost V6 engine over a V8?
A: The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is superior over a V8 alternative in terms of horsepower and torque per liter and per kilogram, providing better fuel and weight efficiency. It has also been proven in our IMSA Daytona prototypes.

Q: What is the transmission?
A: The Ford GT will have a seven-speed, paddle-shift, dual-clutch automated manual transmission. Among its track-focused market competitors, seven-speed automated manual gearboxes are the current state-of-the-art. The gearbox provides a wide ratio span with a minimal weight penalty.

Q: What does the Ford GT weigh? How fast does it go?
A: We will have more details on vehicle specifications closer to launch. But we can tell you the new Ford GT will have one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.

Q: Will the Ford GT have driver-assist technologies such as traction and stability control?
A: The Ford GT will have one of the most advanced suites of performance-tuned driver-assist technologies, including traction control, stability control, advanced active aerodynamics, including a deployable rear wing, keyed to both speed and driver input. The deployable rear wing adjusts its height and/or pitch angle, depending upon conditions tied into its suite of active aerodynamics.

Q: Will the Ford GT get SYNC 3?
A: Yes, the Ford GT will have SYNC 3, the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system.

Q: What’s the name of the show car color? Will it be available for production?
A: The color on the show car Phoenix is Liquid Blue. We will have more color and trim information closer
to launch.
 
Ford dealers are not oriented or capable of selling a low production $300K car. Customers for $300K cars like the status of a Ferrari or a Lambo and like to pay a few thousands for an oil change and tire rotation . McLaren is a hard car to sell even at discount. Lets wait until the Zora comes out at better price range.
 

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Ford dealers are not oriented or capable of selling a low production $300K car. Customers for $300K cars like the status of a Ferrari or a Lambo and like to pay a few thousands for an oil change and tire rotation . McLaren is a hard car to sell even at discount. Lets wait until the Zora comes out at better price range.
Jose'

You are correct in the fact that Ford dealers are not set to sell this type of product, BUT they don't need to "sell" it, they just need to collect the money! This will sell based upon the performance, panache and exclusivity plus the "collector" crowd. Yes, they will get over list. Why, because people will pay it! If the demand for a new Focus was such that people would offer extra to get one, they would sell for more. As much as I hate the "supply and demand" economic theory, this is a case where it proves itself.

No, Ford dealers don't get $1000 for an oil and filter change like some exotics. And that fact actually devalues the GT as some people believe that if it is not expensive, it can't be good. P T Barnum said it..................
 
Just saw it in person last nite at the Detroit Auto Show Black Tie Charity event. It looks like the front half and the back half of the car was designed by two different people! The design does not seem to be cohesive! I will stick with my GT40!
 
Jose'

You are correct in the fact that Ford dealers are not set to sell this type of product, BUT they don't need to "sell" it, they just need to collect the money! This will sell based upon the performance, panache and exclusivity plus the "collector" crowd. Yes, they will get over list. Why, because people will pay it! If the demand for a new Focus was such that people would offer extra to get one, they would sell for more. As much as I hate the "supply and demand" economic theory, this is a case where it proves itself.

No, Ford dealers don't get $1000 for an oil and filter change like some exotics. And that fact actually devalues the GT as some people believe that if it is not expensive, it can't be good. P T Barnum said it..................
I visited a large Ford Dealer in 2007 in Tampa to buy a GT500 and he had two Ford GT (Gulf colors and White) at discounted prices. Even in 2008 the GT in magazines were not selling. The GT500 were selling with 10 to 20K premium just because it had the magic Shelby name. This is not the case. Overpriced Ford GT vs a Ferrari, Ferrari will win. You take now a Ferrari from 1965 that lost to Ford and an original GT and the Ferrari will sell for a much higher price. Only the JW GT40 are selling high but never at Ferrari levels. Only if the numbers are very low Ford will not have any issue selling them.
 

Mike

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I visited a large Ford Dealer in 2007 in Tampa to buy a GT500 and he had two Ford GT (Gulf colors and White) at discounted prices. Even in 2008 the GT in magazines were not selling. The GT500 were selling with 10 to 20K premium just because it had the magic Shelby name. This is not the case. Overpriced Ford GT vs a Ferrari, Ferrari will win. You take now a Ferrari from 1965 that lost to Ford and an original GT and the Ferrari will sell for a much higher price. Only the JW GT40 are selling high but never at Ferrari levels. Only if the numbers are very low Ford will not have any issue selling them.
Just saw two FGTs go for ~$400K today at BJ. A Challenge Stradale sold for $80k yesterday. The new FGT like it or not will sell like crazy at any price. I'd rather be seen in a Ford than a Ferrari any day of the week!
 
Just saw two FGTs go for ~$400K today at BJ. A Challenge Stradale sold for $80k yesterday. The new FGT like it or not will sell like crazy at any price. I'd rather be seen in a Ford than a Ferrari any day of the week!
You do not have to sell me on a Ford cars, I own 8 Ford powered cars. The sales of original GT (MK-I to MK-IV) usually sells below Ferrari from the same era. 2005-06 Ford GT are selling above the original retail ($240K and up). The 2005-06 GT was a much simple car to built than the new GT with Carbon Chassis and I agree that they will sell for a short production. My hopes was for a long production life and different market
 
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