Ford GT Design Details Revealed

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Ford brought out another GT for the Chicago Auto Show, wearing a stunning Liquid Silver paint scheme with black stripes. If you haven’t seen it, click here for the photos. I had an opportunity to talk about that stunning exterior design with Garen Nicoghosian, lead designer on the GT project about the car and the design.

The key to the design was to make sure everything serves a purpose on the car. For example, the flying buttresses that look stunning have an intercooler pipe running through them.

Ford GT

Another key, aside from being functional, is they wanted to pay respect to the Ford GT heritage without the car being retro.

From the front angle, it shares a lot of similarities with the original GT and the 2005 remake, especially with the headlights.

The biggest technological innovation with the design is the extensive use of carbon fiber. With this research under their belt, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the material used more in mainstream Ford vehicles, where it makes sense.

Ford GT

Designing the car was actually a smooth process. Since the small skunkworks team needed to keep everything under wraps, they had to create extremely efficient cross-functional teams to get the work done.

If you’re in Chicago, be sure to check out the Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show. Be sure to stay tuned for more coverage from the show.

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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