Up close and personal with the 2016 Ford GT
Up close and personal with the 2016 Ford GT
4:11

Up close and personal with the 2016 Ford GT

Automobiles
[SOUND] [MUSIC] Listen to the 2016 Ford GT, the road car based on the racecar that marks Fords return to the [UNKNOWN] and Ford hopes Beating Ferrari at its own game, something it first did in 1966, besting Maranello's finest with a one-two-three victory. The last Ford GT came out in 2005, and it was brilliant. It was a modern interpretation on the GT40, and it was really bloody quick as well. This new one, well it brings it not only bang up for days. But also further into the future. Hell it looks more like a Lamborghini than a Lamborghini. Designed in secret long before it's Detroit 2015 debut by a team, led by Moray Callum. Brother of Jaguar's Ian Callum. It's utterly stunning. It's made from carbon fiber. And I suspect, magic. We're told that there's nothing on here that doesn't need to be, either. And it uses aluminum sub frames to keep it light but still mega strong. Take a look at it's silhouette. It is unmistakably linked to the GT 40. Those headlights, the shape and positioning as well, aren't also half bad. As are my favorite bit, the buttresses. Speaking of its ancestry, here's why the new GT's return to [UNKNOWN] is so important. In the 60s, Ford tried to buy Ferrari, but Ferrari at the last minute tore up the contract and knocked Ford something chronic. So rather than simply go off and lick its wounds, Ford decided it was going to very publicly shame Enzo and his races. It was going to beat them on the racetrack. So began development of the GT40, and after a shaky start, the GT40 went on to win [UNKNOWN] four times on the [UNKNOWN] From 1966 to 1969. Basically it was a very quick very large middle finger to Italy with love from America. Now some people are making a lot of noise about the new GT's V6 engine, afterall the GT 40 and the last GT came with big noisy V8. However, a lot of people either don't know about or have forgotten the GT70 rally car from the 70s. That started its life with a V6. Technically, a V6 is in the GT's blood. This V6 though two massive turbos and promises power in excess of 600 horses. This car handles great at each corner and one interview promised the best power to weight ratio. That's interesting. Air is important in a car like this it's designed to go very very fast down the [UNKNOWN] straight and around all of the corners Every corner, everywhere. And you see the wing on the back. It's got active arrows to get the car in as good shape as possible. And it can be an air brake, which is pretty cool. Those buttresses act as wings to aid downforce and fire air towards the big wing at the back. It rides on active suspension to keep the GP and it's driver in the best possible shape in any given situation. [UNKNOWN] even a lifter on the front, if you hit a speed bump you won't tear the front of the car up. There are some wonderful details on the GT, but my two favorites are the S-scopes on the buttresses, descend there to the engine, and the holes in the rear light. They're there to let hot air out of the car. How cool Who is that? There are no confirmed figures for the new GT, but using educated guess work, a not to 62 time of around three seconds, probably lower. And a top speed in excess of 200 miles an hour would be fair. Now, Ford is promising to make 250 of these a year. The price Well, that's around Lamborghini money, quarter of a million quid sounds about right. If you want one, you're gonna have to wait until 2016. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Up Next

Rolls-Royce Spectre Turns Ultraluxury Electric
Rolls-Royce Spectre EV

Up Next

Rolls-Royce Spectre Turns Ultraluxury Electric

The Czinger 21C Is 3D-Printed and Astonishing
Side view of the Czinger 21C hypercar in motion

The Czinger 21C Is 3D-Printed and Astonishing

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RS OGI

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS

Porsche 911 Turbo S Takes on EVs at Pikes Peak 2022
Porsche 911 Turbo S at Pikes Peak

Porsche 911 Turbo S Takes on EVs at Pikes Peak 2022

Ineos Grenadier Looks Like an Old Defender and Is Equally Robust
ineos-automotive-hambach-launch-2022-512-copy

Ineos Grenadier Looks Like an Old Defender and Is Equally Robust

Morgan Super 3 Refines 3-Wheeled Motoring
morgan-super3

Morgan Super 3 Refines 3-Wheeled Motoring

Aston Martin DBX707 is the most powerful luxury SUV yet
site-tn

Aston Martin DBX707 is the most powerful luxury SUV yet

Audi RS E-Tron GT: An EV we want to drive long distances
audi-rs-etron-gt-still

Audi RS E-Tron GT: An EV we want to drive long distances

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT continues to defy convention
porsche-cayenne-turbo-gt

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT continues to defy convention

This classic Porsche 911 is fully electric
everrati-porsche-911

This classic Porsche 911 is fully electric

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024
240521-site-microsoft-build-supercut-thumbnail

Everything Announced at Microsoft Build 2024

Sonos Ace Headphones Get Set to Take on the AirPods Max (First Look)
240520-site-sonos-headphones-4

Sonos Ace Headphones Get Set to Take on the AirPods Max (First Look)

Microsoft Announces First Surface Copilot Plus PCs Powered by Qualcomm
240520-site-microsoft-reax-2

Microsoft Announces First Surface Copilot Plus PCs Powered by Qualcomm

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event
microsoft-event-5-20-24-20-may-2024-02-00-39-pm-00-08-21-09-still001

Everything Announced at Microsoft's Surface Copilot Plus PC Event

Android 15: See New Features in Action
yt-android-15-clean-1

Android 15: See New Features in Action

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done
240516-site-hey-siri-lets-talk

If Apple Makes Siri Like ChatGPT or Gemini, I'm Done

Bose SoundLink Max Review: How Does It Compare to the Cheaper SoundLink Flex?
240514-site-bose-soundlink-max-2

Bose SoundLink Max Review: How Does It Compare to the Cheaper SoundLink Flex?

Hands-On With Huawei's Pura 70 Ultra
240515-winged-pura-70-ultra-00-01-30-05-still001.jpg

Hands-On With Huawei's Pura 70 Ultra

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery
cs-ai-coaching-seq-00-07-22-19-still001

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?
Every AI Thumbnail

How Many Times Did Google Say AI at I/O 2024?