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Successor for the Ford GT in the works?


Yesterday we reported that Matech had brought two Ford GTs to the LeMans and had also prepared a documentary covering the whole comeback. Today, rumors are circulating that Ford is preparing another version of the sports car. Coincidence? We think not. In fact, we think it’s more a strategy than anything else. What better way to to bring back an oldie but goodie than to throw it into a race in which the car succeeded many years prior?

The original Ford GT was quite impressive with its 5.4L V8 engine producing 550hp and 680Nm of torque. It made the 0-60mph sprint in 3.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 205mph. With only 4,000 units produced from 2005 to 2006, it was only a matter of time before Ford would try to cash in on an old model, and we think it’s fantastic!

Rumors suggest that the new GT will not be a traditional-power model. Instead, Ford will bring forth a highly fuel-efficient, or electric, low-/no-emissions "green" model. This may have been inspired by the huge success being raked in by the recently unveiled electric sports cars, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder and the SLS E-Cell . And, right about now, Ford needs a big moneymaker to compete with all of the vehicles coming out of the brands overseas.

Along with the electric GT, Ford is also preparing an electric version of the Ford Focus , set to be unveiled in late 2011.

Source: MotorTrend


4 comments:

i think the Veyron has too much class for many hence the retarded behavior of comparing such a legendary piece of machinery to this piece of .

I’m not saying that everyone will fall for the marketing hype...especially people like us who know more than most about cars. But, there will be people out there who will tout that their fusion hybrid uses the same speedometer needle as the one that is used in the new hybrid GT.

Ford Motor Company executives have suggested that if a GT successor is created, its main focus will be fuel efficiency" - You just read where Ford lost the plot.

The Ford GT: A simple lesson in basic brutality. Let’s be honest people. We are all tired of this hybrid crap!

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