Watch the Ford GT Flex Its Muscles at the Track: Video
2015 may have passed into the history books a couple of days ago, but we shouldn’t forget that it was a great year as far as automobiles go. Except for the "Dieselgate" scandal, that is! For the U.S. industry, 2015 was arguably one of the best from the new millennium, with several benchmarks to talk about. Chrysler launched the Challenger Hellcat, GM came up with the lightest and sportiest Camaro yet, Cadillac revived itself as a full-blown luxury maker with the CT6, and Ford introduced mass-produced carbon wheels with the Shelby GT350.
Speaking of Ford, the Blue Oval also revived one of its most iconic nameplates: the GT. A spiritual successor to the first-generation GT and the successful GT40 race car of the late 1960s, the second-gen GT came to prove that Ford still knows how to build a state-of-the-art supercar. But, even though it packs a lot of revolutionary technology, most gearheads were disappointed by the fact that the GT got a turbocharged V-6 instead of the traditional V-8. Truth be told, I wasn’t happy either, but I got over it as soon as I heard the way the GT sounds when hooned under full throttle on the race track.
I never thought I’d say this, but the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine Ford stuffed behind the GT’s seats sounds downright amazing. And, you don’t need to take my word for it; all you have to do is have a look at Ford Performance’s latest video featuring the GT. Sure, the reason why this GT sounds mind blowing is because it’s powered by a full-blown race engine and not the kind of V-6 you’d get in an F-150 pickup truck, but I’m willing to bet my house that the road-going version will get something similar under the hood.