2017 Ford GT  

The 2017 Ford GT Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Arlington Heights and Schaumburg area speed demons will love the 2017 Ford GT. This finely-tuned automobile debuted at the New York Auto Show on April 1st, and it features the highest performance engine by Ford yet! Continue reading to find out more about what we know about the 2017 Ford GT!

Performance Specs

The 2017 Ford GT features a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine with a 3.5L capacity. This powerful engine is stripped down to basics, with no energy recovery or hybrid components. While exact specs have not yet been released by Ford, the engine is said to produce over 600 hp; this would make it one of the most powerful commercial automobile engines in the world.

This performance car has rear-wheel drive for speedy handling and comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission with a dual clutch. You'll also get 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires for precise friction, while carbon-ceramic brakes allow the vehicle to stop on a dime.


The 2017 Ford GT is designed for aerodynamics and great handling. The structure of the monocoque is made out of carbon fiber, supporting bolted aluminum subframes on the rear and the front. This makes the GT lightweight and strong. The rear wing is multipositional, mimicking the rear spoilers of the P1 and LaFerrari cars in order to keep the vehicle on the ground during high rates of acceleration. The active suspension uses pushrod-actuated damping inboard to keep the ride cushioned. In addition, the height of the ride is adjustable. The GT is expected to have the best power-to-weight ratio of any car Ford has ever produced.

Aesthetically speaking, the car is a visual treat. The wide front end echoes the designs of classic Ford muscle cars, while the slim build is gorgeously modern. The two-passenger cabin comes to a point above the huge central exhaust outlets, while the rear fenders are separated from the main engine.

Notable Features

Because the 2017 Ford GT is meant to be a diehard performance vehicle, there aren't many cushy features on it - as of now, it doesn't even have air conditioning. Instead, Ford has equipped the car with intake tubes and passages for airflow that will cool the engine. However, the GT does come with the brand-new Ford Sync 3 infotainment system, which features a touch-sensitive full-color touchscreen. You can get Sync 3 with voice commands, navigation, Internet connectivity, and more.

Release Date

This is a limited-edition car, with only 250 models being made each year due to constraints on the production of carbon fiber. While there isn't an exact date, Ford is releasing the first run of vehicles sometime in 2017.

Arlington Heights Ford is Your GT Center

With only 250 of these coveted vehicles being made each year, you'll have to reserve yours early! For more information, contact Arlington Heights Ford online today. Feel free to stop by the dealership anytime to see our other performance vehicles like the Ford Mustang.


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