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Ford News: Rumorpile: Resurrection of the Ford GT


William Maley

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2016 marks a very important anniversary for Ford. That year marks the 50th anniversary of the blue oval's first of four consecutive wins at Le Mans. To mark this anniversary, Motor Trend and Road & Track report that Ford is working on a successor to GT that will not only be on the race track, but on the road as well.

Sources tell Motor Trend that Ford has a skunkworks team working on mid-engine supercar. The powertrain is unknown at this time, but speculation is resting on either a highly tuned version of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 or a uprated version of the 5.0L Coyote V8. Motor Trend goes on to say that Ford could announce or even show this model at the Detroit Auto Show next year.

Adding more fuel to this fire is Road & Track which reports at a recent meeting of constructors for the FIA's World Endurance Championship at the Circuit of The Americas, a representative affiliated with Ford was said to be there.

Source: Motor Trend, Road & Track

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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I've heard 3 possibilities for the drivetrain.  Really jacked up next gen 3.5 ecoboost,   variant of the 5.2 flat plane crank thats going in the new GT350 or some boosted V8 monster, either a return of the trinity v8 from the last gt500 or a blown coyote.  

 

I'm super exited for this car, the both the GT40 and the last GT are in my top 5 favorite cars of all time.  The 2000s GT sells for above it original sticker, sometimes by a considerably amount, already.  

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The market was very small, with all of Fords Debt, does it really make sense to build this car? The more I think about it, the more I think they should be focusing on paying down debt and building better auto's for FORD and Lincoln.

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If it can be profitable or near break even they absolutely should.  It's a true Halo car and someone has to remind the Italian car makers that when the US guys feel like it we can beat them at their own game for a faction of the price.  

 

The drive train will most likely be an enhanced version of an existing architecture and any changes made for the GT will likely filter down to an extent to enhance the normal models.  There's a lot of talk about a potential Lincoln coupe based on the mustang, probably with the 3.5 ecoboost.  

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