2018 Ford GT Achieves 216 mph Top Speed

The 2018 Ford GT stats are in and they blow the McLaren and Ferrari out of the water. The near 300k Ford GT boasts a top speed of 216 mph, the highest output of any EcoBoost engine to date.

Ford GT
Ford GT

The all-new Ford GT couples carbon fiber shell, its extraordinary power with impressive aerodynamic efficiency and advanced active dynamics to boast the highest performance specs of any Ford production vehicle. The GT features a new high-output 3.5-liter V6 with 647 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine’s wide powerband produces 90 percent of its peak torque from 3,500 rpm.

 

 

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Fully active dynamic systems provide optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed – making the car faster for drivers of all skill levels.

Strong power-to-weight ratio coupled with the most advanced active suspension system in the segment gives Ford GT the edge in lap times versus the competition.

With the carbon fiber architecture, the Ford GT’s dry weight just tops 3,000 pounds, which places the supercar between its two primary competitors, the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 488. Ford GT’s power-to-weight ratio is 4.72 pounds/horsepower.

Ford GT
Ford GT

Capable of an exceptional top speed, Ford’s all-new supercar is designed and optimized for track performance to honor its racing heritage. In 2016 development testing, with all contenders track-prepped with new fluids, fresh tires and optimal suspension settings, in identical conditions and with the same driver behind the wheel, Ford GT bested both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada.

The final numbers:

  • Ford GT: 2:09.8
  • McLaren 675LT: 2:10.8
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9

 

The active dynamics systems – for both suspension and aerodynamics – are designed to make the car perform with optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed. The production Ford GT shares similar design traits with the high-performance track version like advanced aero and suspension features that take it to another level.

-1/25/2017, Ford Motor Company