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A successor to the Ford GT may be in the works, but execs aren't talking


Shortly after two Ford GTs appeared at LeMans, rumors started circulating that the American company was contemplating bringing the GT back to fill in one of the gaps in the American supercar lineup. Now those rumors are picking up some speed thanks to an interview with some of Ford’s head honchos.

During an intimate dinner at the Detroit Auto Show, Automobile Magazine got the opportunity to pose a question to Derrick Kuzak, head of global product development, that would be followed by a few moments of awkward silence and a wishy washy answer: “Is Ford interested in a successor to the GT?”

In real life, a to-the-point question typically gets a straight answer, but unfortunately that is not how it works in the auto world - or the political world but that’s another issue altogether. After a few moments of thought-gathering and answer-processing, Kuzak’s response was, "Well I think there are certain things that we don’t want to talk about in terms of four-year product plans, if that’s okay." Ford president and CEO, Alan Mulally, then tried to lighten the mood with a response of his own: “All I know is, if the ground is wet, they don’t let me drive it,” said Mulally. “That vehicle levitates.”

While not exactly a confirmation, these awkward and thought-provoking responses lead us to believe that something is definitely cooking in Ford’s kitchen, and we’re famished. We’ll take a double serving of the old supercar with a more original design than that of the 2005 Ford GT and spice it up with that same GT spirit, please!



8 comments:

i don’t like the wide body kit of this car it look so odd with those flat bonnet.. I seriously needs a facelift. But this car is still a rumor let’s just wait for its released.

I bet the will reveal this one sooner or later, they just wanted to make it more much awaited and surprise the customers.

this is just a rumor, there are still no words from the big bosses inside. but I’m pretty sure that this will be a much awaited one.

If you’re looking for something more affordable than six-figure electric supercar from Ford, hang on because the automaker is also working on an electric version of the Ford Focus, which will be available in late 2011.

I only saw this one on the shows and for reviews. Never seen it on the street. Any clue why?

This GT is my favorite Ford. Too bad that they didn’t made it more popular by investing more in it!

Oh yeah baby! This is what I’m talking about! smiley

Ford GT90 is a nice car. They should put it into production as a successor to the GT. would anyone agree?

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