the ridiculous 2017 Ford GT supercar

the ridiculous 2017 Ford GT supercarIt took a few years of defeat — but by 1966, Ford had cracked the code. They’d built a car they dubbed the GT40 MkII — and with it they swept the podium at Le Mans, their three cars walking away with first, second, and third place. Then they won again for good measure in 1967, 68, and 69.

50 years later, they’re celebrating the anniversary by reimagining the GT40 for the modern day. Thus, the 2017 Ford GT.

Peel away the shrink-wrapped fuselage that makes up the center of the Ford GT and you’ll find a motor that, on paper at least, sounds a little unassuming for a supercar: a 3.5-liter V6. With less displacement and fewer cylinders than you’d find on a $33,000 Mustang GT, you might forgive a lot of Ford fans for being underwhelmed by this choice of powerplant.

There aren’t many ways of proving this assertion, but an appointment with a GT is a very special occasion and it’s a fitting tribute to its designers, engineers and builders that despite its fancy aerodynamics it still drives like a Ford.

The only tragedy here is that even if you have the required £450,000, you’ve still only got a one-in-a-thousand chance of getting hold of the last 250 which go on sale next year.

the ridiculous 2017 Ford GT supercar

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