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    New Ford GT supercar startup and revs (VIDEO)

    New Ford GT supercar

    Listen to the new Ford GT supercar startup and rev at the 2015 Detroit motor show.

    Ford wowed crowds at the 2015 Detroit motor show when it unveiled its new Ford GT supercar – a mid-engine successor to the 2005 Ford GT and the GT40 Le Mans winning racecars from the late 1960s. The car features a carbon fibre intensive structure and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with rear wheel drive but perhaps most surprising is that the GT does not have a V8 engine. Instead, Ford is using the new halo supercar to leverage its Ecoboost engine technology, meaning the GT is fitted with a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, which develops over 600hp. A similar Ecoboost motor is fitted to the new F150 Raptor, which also made its public debut in Detroit this week.

    Naturally, some people may be worried that the V6 engine won’t be able to match the character and sound of the supercharged V8 used by the old GT. But this video proves that while the new GT doesn’t sound like a bent eight, it does have it’s own unique sound that should still be appealing to enthusiasts. Not only does the turbo motor sound angry and obviously performance focused, there’s some brilliant turbo whirs and whistles to accompany the six-cylinder snarl.

    Check out the video below to hear the Ford GT come to life and rev, curtesy of Youtuber Subaruwrxfan.

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    XBOX One Forza 6 announced – Ford GT the cover car (VIDEO)

    New Ford GT supercar

    Xbox and Turn 10 Studios announce Forza 6 with the new Ford GT supercar the cover car.

    While the stunning new Ford GT supercar was being unveiled at the 2015 Detroit motor show this week, Xbox quietly announced its new Forza 6 motorsport simulator title. And it’s that incredible mid-engine supercar that will be the cover star of the new game, which is tipped to arrive in stores towards the end of this year.

    Other car details are scarce, but we do know that all of the Ford performance vehicles will be available, including the new GT350R Mustang track warrior and the all-terrain crushing F150 Raptor. Cars like the Focus ST and Fiesta ST are also expected with the upcoming Focus RS possibly being part of the game too.

    Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios, said: “Just as Ford has pushed the boundaries of car technology in GT, Forza Motorsport 6 will embrace that spirit of innovation as our most technically advanced racing simulation to date, offering a fun and realistic automotive experience for both car lovers and gamers.”

    More Forza 6 game details will become available at the E3 gaming convention in June.

    Check out the launch video below.

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    2016 Ford GT supercar revealed in Detroit

    New Ford GT supercar

    Reborn Ford GT supercar revealed at the 2015 Detroit motor show, set to rival the Lamborghini Huracan, new turbo Ferrari 458 and McLaren 650S.

    Ford has today revealed its rumored successor to the Ford GT supercar – a lightweight innovative mid-engine performance model that will compete with exotics from Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren.

    New Ford GT supercar

    New Ford GT supercar

    The last Ford GT was powered by a big thirsty supercharged V8, but in a move that may worry purists the new model will not feature an eight cylinder engine. Instead it will use a more fuel efficient 3.5-litre Ecoboost twin-turbo V6 that produces over 600hp. The new model sticks to its predecessor’s rear-wheel drive layout, however a manual gearbox will not be available instead a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle unit is used.

    To reduce weight and improve structural rigidity, the new Ford GT uses a carbon fibre passenger cell similar to that used in McLaren’s road cars and the Lamborghini Aventador. Aluminum front and rear subframes support the GT’s lightweight ethos, and Ford claims its Ferrari-fighter will have one of the best power to weight ratios in the business. Performance and weight figures haven’t been specified but low threes to 62mph and over 200mph top speed are expected.

    New Ford GT supercar

    New Ford GT supercar

    Inspired by modern fighter jets and the original Le Mans winning GT40 racecars of the late ‘60s, the new GT has been designed to give maximum high-speed stability and minimal drag. The car’s teardrop shaped passenger compartment and engine cover also give a stylish but functional aesthetic that exaggerates the width of the car creating a dramatic design. A number of active aerodynamic systems including a rear wing which automatically raises, lowers and adjusts its angle also help to increase down force without compromising high-speed drag.

    New Ford GT supercar

    New Ford GT supercar

    Indoors the GT feature’s a high-tech interior with F1-style steering wheel housing many buttons and switches. There’s a simplicity and slightly retro flare to the overall interior design which the new GT has in common with its predecessor.

    The Ford GT supercar is expected to go on sale in 2016 and will only be available in left-hand drive.

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