DETROIT -- This is it, the 2016 Ford GT!

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The car won't be out until late next year, but we were given an early preview at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The styling is somewhat reminiscent of the original GT40, and the 2005 reboot, the original Ford GT.

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The new Ford GT is said to be significantly lighter than before, thanks largely to more aluminum and carbon fiber in the body and chassis.

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That body is also considerably more dramatically styled than before.

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Massive intakes in the rear fenders provide cooling to the rear-mounted engine, and provide plenty of visual flair.

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There's also a massive rear spoiler, which deploys at speed to provide additional stability and downforce.

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The engine in the back is a twin-turbo V-6, 3.5 liters and generating more than 600 horsepower.

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That replaces the supercharged V-8 engine in the previous GT, presumably providing better efficiency as well as more power.

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Dual-exhaust routes outward high in the rear bodywork.

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The V-6 is visible through the narrow rear window.

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The car's spiritual predecessor was the '60s racer the GT40. Sadly, that branding is now owned by another company, so "GT" is what the new one will be called.

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Plenty of exposed carbon fiber.

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The twin nostrils in the hood are a strong throw back to the original.

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The overall shape of the front of the car, too, is quite reminiscent of the GT40 and the earlier Ford GT.

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But, the overall shape and design is far more striking.

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No pricing yet on this, the 2016 Ford GT, but expect it to fall in line somewhere north of the $140,000 that the original GT cost in 2005.

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