Coming with more power than we first thought.
The race car variant is expected to arrive next month, as Ford prepares to enter the model in the Le Mans GTE class for the 24-hour endurance race. Work is also being done on the road car, which according to Car and Driver will come with at least 700 hp. Coincidentally, our spy photographer captured a prototype model on the streets wearing odd-shaped body parts and no paint, but still looking decidedly menacing. Expect the head- and taillights and exhaust outlets to change on the production model.
Ford Performance engineers are also working on carbon-fiber and forged-aluminum wheels for the GT. Thanks to a host of microprocessors, six CAN networks and more than 50 vehicle sensors, the third-gen GT will utilize active aeros, advanced traction and stability controls, variable damping, as well as four driving modes of Normal, Sport, Track and Wet. Doors will be a combination of gullwing and scissor, with hinges set on an axis parallel to the A-pillars, helping to provide a narrow, compact cockpit. The production GT should arrive next year as a 2017 model in highly limited numbers with no more than 1,000 units expected to be built over the supercar’s lifetime.