All the rumors and reports about the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and new models that will be presented at this year show suggest that we will be getting one of the most exciting events. Ford will bring something big and one of the things that we might like most on the entire show is the 2016 Ford GT that will be offered as a successor to the GT40 model.
We are eagerly waiting for the show to start and to see what this and other car makers have to offer us. High performance car that will bring the heritage of the fantastic GT40 is something that easily attracts our attention since we do know what the previous models offered. To get things even more interesting we have received information’s that it will be also prepared for the racing version.
First things first… We are still pretty much short for almost all the most important details about the 2016 Ford GT performance car but we do have few details about few possibilities it could offer. From more than just one source we could hear that the Detroit Show will be the place where Ford will offer their new supercar and this fits perfectly in the story about GT successor. This info was delivered by reliable sources but we also could hear that the retro design might be dropped and changed so that it is not that closely related to the original version.
That this might not be only a street car and that Ford is preparing racing version is another rumor we could hear. Reports say that the deal has been struck with the Chip Ganassi Racing team about this model that would be used in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2016th and that two cars would race. Allegedly the all-new 2016 Ford GT would be also racing 24 Hours of Le Mans which would mean that the old champion is returning. Just as a reminder GT40 won the race in 1966 and it would be a great way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that win.
2016 Ford GT Specs
There are no information’s about the most important segment of this performance oriented car, engine. From one source we could hear that the 3.5 liter EcoBoost unit with twin-turbo setup could be used here but that version might be offered for the race cars only. We do not have any details about the power it would produce so we will have to wait little bit longer, maybe even past the Detroit since the race version might not be announced at the show.
Price Of 2016 Ford GT
Things like the price and release date are pretty hard to speculate about the car that has not yet been officially announced to come, not to mention that we still do not have any power ratings and performance info. If it is a vehicle that can be compared to the previous models of GT than we might be looking at the price of about $150,000 but anything is possible. Another if is about the release date, if the 2016 Ford GT comes to the Detroit Auto Show it might be presented as a production ready model during this year and to be ready for launch even before the beginning of 2016th or something similar.
When we take a look at the announcements from various car makers it is without a doubt one interesting car show in preparations. One of the companies that will bring most action is the Ford and we do expect it to introduce F-150 Raptor successor, Shelby GT350R Mustang and the 2016 Ford GT supercar. Image that has leaked shows the look of the Ford exhibit area and there we can see that the center segment has been reserved for the vehicle named Phoenix, this is where expect to see all new GT.