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Will Ford's GT Supercar Successor Have a Turbo V6 With 600 HP?


A new halo car with a new halo turbo V6? Makes an awful lot of sense.

Over the past few months we’ve been hearing rumors that Ford will unveil a successor to its now iconic GT supercar at Detroit next month. Now, word also has it that Ford intends to return to Le Mans racing in 2016, in time for the 50th anniversary of its historic win in the original GT40 Mk II. We could very well see Ford announce its new endurance racing program in just a few weeks’ time. But for now, the guys at Carscoops have heard through a source that the GT successor will in fact be revealed at Detroit.

What's more, it’ll be powered by a turbocharged V6 EcoBoost totaling more than 600 horsepower. Obviously nothing has been confirmed just yet but this does sound about right. Ford is slowly but surely getting out of the V8 business, focusing heavily on EcoBoost engines instead. Wouldn’t it make total sense for its new halo car to be powered by the very best and most powerful EcoBoost engine made to date? We certainly think so, but we’ll have to wait until next month to find out for sure.

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