Ford’s NAIAS Products Leaked in Floor Plan!

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The 2015 North American International Auto Show starts on Monday, and Ford’s official press conference announcing a plethora of new performance vehicles is at 9:10 am, but until then we now have a better idea of what to expect thanks to a leaked floor plan. There still are some secrets, though, as Ford is using codenames for some of the vehicles.

Ford's NAIAS Floor Plans

Ford’s NAIAS Floor Plans leaked to Jalopnik.

Our friends at Jalopnik obtained the floor plans, and for you Ford truck fans, you’ll be happy to know that near the main display there will be the “F-150 SVT Raptor Teaser.”

That’s great news for those hoping for a new Raptor, but being listed as a “teaser” leads me to think that we might not get a lot of details about the new flying Ford.

The mysterious products are Hummingbird 2 and Phoenix. According to one of the commenters in that thread, the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 was codenamed Hummingbird during development.

If that were the case, then it’d make sense for the rumored Shelby GT350R to take that spot. Also, if you zoom in on the full floor plan, Hummingbird 2 sits in front of “Historic 350R.” But what that does that leave for Phoenix?

Ford NAIAS Floor Plan

Ford’s NAIAS Floor Plan leaked to Jalopnik.

If Hummingbird 2 is a new Shelby, that’s not the center stage of Ford’s performance display. What vehicle would deserve to sit center stage, rising from the ashes like the Phoenix? The Ford GT.

We strongly believe the GT is coming back, and it would make sense to be the halo car of Ford’s new global performance brand. It’d make sense to have it front and center.

Also, if you look at the full graphic and zoom in to the entrance on the left, behind the Focus 5D ST, you’ll see both a Ford GT40 and Ford GT marking the way. Conclusive evidence? No. But it is pretty compelling.

We’ll know for sure Monday morning, but I’m getting chills just thinking about it!

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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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