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Now to the big story of the Detroit Auto Show, the return of the Ford GT.

The new GT is a mixture of the original GT40 and the 05-06 GT, while adding its own unique flavor to the mix. The front gets large air vents, a carbon-fiber front splitter, a massive air vent, and LED headlights. Around back are massive air ducts, two massive exhaust tips, an active spoiler, and the round taillights. The GT's interior is minimal in its layout with a flat-bottom steering wheel, a fully digital and customizable gauge cluster, and the new Sync 3 infotainment system. You can't move the seats due to seats being a key part of the carbon-fiber passenger, but Ford has made sure that the steering wheel and pedals are adjustable.

Now onto the powertrain; a twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost V6 producing over 600 horsepower with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission getting that power to the rear wheels. A set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires hide a set of massive brakes to bring the car to a stop.

The Ford GT will be going on sale late next year as a 2017 model year vehicle.We'll likely learn final performance specs by then.

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I hate to be "that guy" but the thing looks a lot like the new Acura NSX that is featured on the same homepage.

 

They both are going to be awesome cars, however they look like the same awesome car.

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The Ford GT is much more intense than the Acura NSX which makes it all the more gloriously insane.

 

But at the end of the day, they are both cut from the same shape. The NSX is a lot more subdued.

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WOW, THis is supercar sexy and way better than the Ehhhh NSX. I love this look.

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This doesn't even remotely resemble the NSX, are we even viewing the same car?  As for the new GT after the intial shock of it not looking the way I imagined it would, I must say this is one of the sexiest supercars in quite some time.  Way to go Ford.

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I love this. Cars are starting to look so modern and different than what we've seen. I bought my first Ford two months ago. Although skeptical at first, I'm so happy I got it. The mileage is killing my lancer that I had before.

 

I look forward to buying another Ford in the future - maybe this one!

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This is not working for me, regardless that 'exotics' aren't my cup of mango juice.

RE the aerial view: I love the concept of what they were going for, but in profile the whole '1 car driving out of another' is so disharmonious...

 

I want to love the exhaust on the same level as the tails, but something is just not there. Perhaps if the tips were highlighted somehow, such as a subtle red to echo the tails...

 

Leaves me flat. Ford had SO much 'iconic moxie' with the '05-06 GT, and it's all gone here. 

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