The 2015 Ford GT concept car is a rear-wheel drive sports car featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine producing more than 600 horsepower. Though the concept car was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, production examples are expected to be available for the 2017 model year.
The 2015 Ford GT concept car is the successor to the 1960s-era GT40 Le Mans race car and the Ford GT produced in the early 2000s. Most automotive journalists believe the concept is largely identical to the production version expected in 2017. Initial performance estimates credit the vehicle with a 0-to-60-mph time of three seconds or less and a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The bodywork of the concept car uses an extensive amount of carbon fiber to reduce the vehicle's weight. The Ford GT is fitted with 20-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes to maximize grip and stopping power.
Though the design of the 2015 Ford GT concept is deliberately evocative of the GT40 that preceded it, the new GT incorporates a number of modern technologies. Notable examples of these systems include a dual-clutch automatic transmission and an active aerodynamics system that are both similar to components used on contemporary cars from Ferrari, Porsche and other high-end manufacturers. However, the Ford GT does not incorporate a hybrid powertrain or regenerative braking system as do many other modern cars in its class.