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2017 FORD GT

What is it?

America's supercar. Ford's new flagship. A technological tour-de-force. And the latest in a line of Ford supercars dating back to the Ferrari-beating, LeMans-winning Ford GT40 of 1964. This is the new Ford GT.

Signature feature

It's got everything you'd expect to see in any Italian exotic: mid-engine layout, rear-wheel drive, carbon-fibre structure, carbon ceramic brakes. Power comes from a new twin-turbo V-6 with "more than 600 horsepower."

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What else is new

Ford hasn't had a proper supercar since the GT ended production in 2006. It was a halo car for Ford: a mid-engined V-8-powered supercar built for two model years only. In terms of styling and mechanical layout it was extremely similar to the original GT40.

Under the hood

The car is built around a carbon-fibre passenger cell with aluminum front- and rear-subframes. Even some body panels will be built out of carbon to keep weight to an absolute minimum. What's not under the hood? Any sort of hybrid drivetrain.

When can we buy it, and for how much

The new Ford GT will begin production in late 2016. Ford's calling it a global product, so it will come to Canada. It'll hit the road just in time to mark the 50th anniversary of Ford's 1-2-3 victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. No word on pricing, but expect it to cost more than $150,000.

Cool quotient

5 stars (out of 5)

Built to embarrass far more expensive machinery.

#fordnaias gt pretty sweet looking

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