After a very slow start, we finally see more spots of the Ford GT. Surprisingly they come mostly from the European continent. That is good news for Ford since it was Ford's goal to compete with the European high-performance brands. This copy was spotted in the French town of Annecy, close to Geneva and it is the first French registered GT spotted.
The Ford GT is a unique project of Ford, and it is the second time that the American manufacturer is building on the success of the original GT40. The car has been fitted with a V6, a twin turbo that produces 647 hp, the most powerful engine Ford has ever produced. It was developed alongside the GT race engine and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine used in the F-150 Raptor high-performance off-road pickup, which shares almost 60 percent of its parts with GT’s engine.
For instance, during racing, the test engine’s crankshafts in the Daytona Prototype were cracking under grueling conditions. With little time to get ready for the Sebring endurance race that year, the team made a key decision to substitute the Daytona prototype’s race crankshaft with a pre-production F-150 Raptor crankshaft. The Daytona prototype won its first race at Sebring that year.