Ford Won’t Make Many 2017 GTs and Each One Will Cost as Much as a Lamborghini
When the 2017 Ford GT was announced earlier this year, it was reasonable to assume that it’s going to be a little different from its mid-2000s predecessor. It definitely will be.
True, the next-generation Blue Oval supercar will still have its engine in the middle, but instead of a supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower, the power plant will be a 600-horsepower twin-turbo EcoBoost V6.
The next GT will differ the most from the last generation of it in terms of production numbers and price, though. Whereas Ford produced roughly 4,000 of the beasts back in the Bush era, it will only manufacture – in the words of Dave Pericak, head of Ford Performance – “hundreds, rather than thousands” of the ’17 versions.
Naturally, those low production numbers will be inversely proportional to the sticker prices attached to the cars. Pericak said, “Price-wise, it’s going to be competitive with the [Lamborghini] Aventador, but we know that we’re going to be building a different and better car.”
He’s right about the different part. An Aventador costs about $400,000. Granted, the last GT was the most expensive Ford on the market, but it went for less than half of what Ford will be asking for the 2017 GT. Is he correct about the future GT being better than a Lamborghini? We’ll have to wait to see.
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via [Car and Driver]