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post #1 of 606 Old 01-12-2015, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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The 2016 Ford GT

just announced at the Detroit auto show. The P15 will have to be really something to top this, plus I get a dealer network!
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Killer. Want.
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That looks fantastic!

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I'm thinking I may get me one of these, wish it was a V8 though. Cheers......🍻🍻
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Nice turbo whistle. The car is V-6 twin turbo, no torque fill motors, 7-speed DCT, 600+HP, and super-light weight. Rumour is it will be $400 K, me want.....

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Wow, and completely out of the blue.
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Looks very cool! no doubt p14/p15 will be on the same, if not more drastic level of styling, but I hope that GT makes it to production looking exactly like that! some subtle LMP1 touches there I like it!
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Apparently you are looking at the production version, first deliveries late next year. Rumor is they'll build 300-500 per annum for up to five years.
I'll be interested in the performance metrics; 3000lbs, 600-ish HP, 7 speed DCT is no longer cutting edge, in fact I could have just described an MP4-12C. However, Ford tends to sandbag their horsepower data so it will probably be ib the 650 range? Still not game-changing tho'
I like that it looks like a GT (especially the windscreen forwards) whilst being a bonkers design with other echoes to Ford's past, such as the angular GT90. Can't wait to see what Mr Steffensen is working on for P15, hope its not a P1 wanna be.

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Are the circular tail lights just styling?
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I hope this one has traction control...;-)
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It's not just about specs on paper, but how you use them. A 3000 lb, 600hp car from 10 years ago is no match for one today. Lots more going on than just the raw numbers. Execs haven't said how much, but said to target the Huracan, Speciale, and 650S with respect to price. I think it will actually come in lower than those though at around $250K.
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At 250k they'll have a winner. At 400k, they'll see out the first 1000 or so and then it will evaporate. Will be interesting to see.

What say you noone? Does it pass your aesthetic supercar test?
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