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2017 Ford GT gets its own documentary series

2017 Ford GT gets its own documentary series

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With the news that pre-orders for the 2017 Ford GT are now underway, it’s a good time to release a movie about the car. Last we checked, over 7,000 orders have been received for the 500 cars being built over the next two years. This video is the closest some of us might ever get to the car.

This video, The Return: Chapter 2 Performance is worth a watch.

As you can see, it’s the usual arty PR puff piece in places but it also gives an insight into what Ford were thinking when putting the Ford GT together. The combination of road and track and building a car for both is quite the challenge but for all intents and purposes, they pulled it off.

If you go to the Ford Performance YouTube page, there are lots of interesting videos on there about the Ford GT and other models. It’s too easy to lose an hour or two, so be careful when you do it!

2017 Ford GT
We all know the specs by now but we just can’t help ourselves. The 2017 Ford GT features active suspension, active aerodynamics, a carbon fibre monocoque and mid-engine construction. It also features carbon fibre panels and structural elements to keep weight down.

The engine is a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 with twin turbos that deliver ‘more than 600 hp’. We still don’t know the exact numbers yet but it’s going to be a lot. Many naysayers were deriding the loss of the V8, but given the performance of this V6 unit, we have to say Ford were right all along.

The looks combine the heritage feel of GT racers of the 1970s with the cutting edge looks of modern supercars. Like the Mustang, the balance between tradition and modernity has been struck perfectly, which is one of the many reasons so many people want to get their hands on this car. At somewhere around $450,000 USD, it isn’t cheap but it looks worth every dollar.

Considering the first Ford GT began as an ego exercise because Enzo Ferrari refused to sell his company to Henry Ford, it has done surprisingly well. Let’s hope this third version lasts longer than the previous one and does as well on the track as the first. In the meantime, we aren’t likely to get a 2017 Ford GT here at Northway Ford so we will have to make do with these videos.

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