Unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show alongside the 2015 Xbox One racing game Forza Motorsport 6, the second generation Ford GT was put into production in late 2016. It marks 50 years since the famed Ford GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and later run successfully in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans to mark the anniversary, winning the GTE class.
The GT's engine largely differs from the previous generation, being a 3.5 L (3,495 cc; 213.3 cu in) twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 engine which was initially stated to make over 600 hp (447 kW). The engine was later confirmed to make 647 hp (482 kW) and 550 ft·lb (746 N·m) of torque. All power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Ford claimed that the GT would "exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car", constructing the GT with a lightweight carbon fiber chassis. Underpinning the GT is a carbon fibermonocoque bolted to aluminum front and rear subframes covered in carbon fiber body panels. The car also has racing inspired pushrod suspension, active aerodynamics, and dihedral doors. The windshield of the vehicle is made of Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning, which is also used for smartphone screens. Gorilla Glass is used to reduce the weight of the vehicle by allowing for a thinner windscreen with the same strength. The result is a dry weight of 3054 lb (1385 kg) and a curb weight of 3354 lb (1521 kg), resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 425 hp (317 kW) per tonne under the 3354 lb (1521 kg) curb weight or 467 hp (348 kW) per tonne under the 3054 lb (1385 kg) dry weight.
Known for being Ford's fastest production car in existence, the GT has a recorded top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h) and accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.5 seconds.
The Ford GT appears as a low Class B car with the following rank statistics:
The Ford GT's main strength is its top speed; however, its other stats are abysmal. After being nerfed, its handling is one of the worst in the game, as it loses speed very easily when turning and drifting. Its poor acceleration and nitro efficiency also mean that it struggles to reach its top speed.
The Ford GT appears as a Class S car. It can only be obtained from Gift Boxes.
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Renamed as the Ford GT 2017, it was added in the Showdown Update as a high-end Class A car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1390
- MAX rank: 1643 (+253)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1799 (+156)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +91
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 409
- Upgrade rank percentages: 2/66/2/30
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/11/14
The Ford GT 2017 has a total speed of 501.4 km/h / 311.3 mph at MAX+PRO with a Tuning Kit. Its overall performance can be described as well-rounded, having good acceleration, handling and drifting, and nitro duration. This well-rounded performance allows the Ford GT 2017 to rival or even beat the Rezvani Beast X.
Like the Rezvani Beast X, the Ford GT 2017 sees extremely limited use in Time-Limited Events despite its well-rounded performance due to the presence of better vehicles. However, the Ford GT 2017 is now the best choice for Ford-only events due to its superior speed over all of the other Ford vehicles and its well-rounded performance. The Ford GT 2017 can also be good for Multiplayer, even at MAX+PRO.
The Ford GT 2017 has a suitable Season 9 race for farming , set on San Diego Harbor Reverse with a base payout of 5,570 for a race time of typically below 1 minute.
The Ford GT 2017 is only obtainable from its R&D event. It was made available for purchase during the following dates:
Research & Development
- Main article: Research & Development/Ford GT 2017
The 2017 Ford GT's R&D event was launched on July 4, 2019 after the Aston Martin Vantage 2018's R&D. Players are given 4 days to start and 12 days to complete the event. The event was revived on February 13, 2020 after the McLaren Senna Festival.
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