Buying a Ford GT is not easy. Because Ford first wants you to take a kind of integration exam, in which you have to prove that you are a real Ford enthusiast, that you are going to use the GT for what it is intended, and that you have a lot of social media influence. You must also sign a contract that prohibits you from selling the car again within two years.
Takes some effort, but then you have something. The Ford GT is a limited super sports car with 660 hp from a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 and extreme aerodynamics. More compact and lighter than its 2005/2006 predecessor, it is of course a spiritual successor to the legendary GT40.
Ford has no more than 250 copies of the GT per year built in Canada - at race specialist Multimatic. Production started in 2016 and will end in 2022. Or not? Because our spy photographer came across this test prototype in Detroit. And immediately something special stands out.
Are the rumors about the Ford GT with V8 true?
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At least, if you know what to look for. A few things have been relocated around the engine compartment of this Ford GT (the opening to add oil for example) and that could indicate a different engine. There have been rumors for a while that the Ford GT would get a 7.3-liter V8 with two turbos.
It concerns the relatively primitive Godzilla V8, which is in a number of Ford commercial vehicles and is good for between 300 and 430 hp without turbos. The engine was introduced in 2020 as a replacement for the old 6.8-litre V10. And if you're wondering why a commercial vehicle needs a 7.3-litre V8 or a 6.8-litre V10… It doesn't, but Americans are just weird.
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