The Ford GT Will Be Far More Powerful Than Expected

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But just how powerful? That’s the important question.

Anyone who suspected that Ford was going to pull off a Porsche, McLaren, and Ferrari by building a supercar that was fuel efficient is dead wrong. That’s because, despite using Ford’s EcoBoost turbocharging technology, the 3.5-liter V6 between the Ford GT’s flying buttresses has gotten an EPA rating of only 11 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 14 mpg combined. In case you’re asking, yes, that’s more than enough to render the supercar as a gas guzzler in the eyes of the EPA, which adds a few thousand dollars to its price.

As Car and Driver reports, those numbers are in the same neighborhood as the Lamborghini Aventador, which has twice the cylinders and 3.0-liters of extra engine real estate and the V8 Bentley Mulsanne. That's worse than its V8 predecessor, the 2005 GT, but we think it signals a good thing. One is that instead of pulling off party tricks by dazzling with blistering speeds while simultaneously harboring an aversion to overindulging, the GT is a no holds barred supercar, willing and able to pig out on a tank of gas if it means a better lap time. The second thing it means is that the engine is likely a monster pulled out of some engineer’s nightmare and placed into a sickly underweight body.

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With fuel economy ratings that low, it must mean that the turbochargers are merely doing their best to keep up with the fuel-injector’s assault on the cylinders, the result of which is a brick wall of power. Ford claims that the GT makes over 600 horsepower and will feature the best power-to-weight ratio of any vehicle ever. To pull this off, the car will have to be both super light and super powerful, and while the official weight and horsepower ratings have yet to be released, the gas guzzler tax seems to advertise to us that Ford may not be joking about these matters. This may be a rare instance where being fuel thirsty yet lighter than a passenger car tells us good things about a car.

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