Ford grabs Geneva limelight with GT supercar
FORD has stolen the limelight at the Geneva motorshow with its all-new GT supercar.
The GT featured on a high-performance showing from the blue oval badge, where the new Focus RS was also on show alongside the Fiesta ST and all-new Mustang.
The pinnacle of the Ford Performance line-up, the all-new Ford GT uses an aerodynamic carbon fibre body and fuel-efficient twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine to deliver one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car, and innovations that will benefit future Ford models across the board.
The Ford GT is an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for EcoBoost performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fibre construction.
But don't expect any of the limited-run GTs (only 250 will be built a year) to make it to Australia for a while yet, it will only be built in left-hand drive. In the UK it's expect to cost about £250,000 (nearly $490,000 AUD).
Drag is minimised and downforce increased with a tear-drop shaped body featuring active aerodynamics. The state-of-the-art Ford GT chassis features an active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height, and carbon-ceramic brake discs. The new GT will one of the most exclusive Ford vehicles ever with limited volume sold around the world.
"The Ford performance vehicle line-up on show in Geneva stretches from a compact hatch to a supercar, and with 12 models to come through 2020, this promises to be a vintage era for driving enthusiasts," said Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company executive vice president and president Europe, Middle East and Africa.
"A passion for performance runs through our veins at Ford, and it's our mission to make performance accessible to as many people as possible."
"Ford also is delivering exciting new products such as the all-new Ford Edge SUV, and the new upscale Vignale product and ownership experience that will further expand our appeal."
The roll-out of new models keep coming, with Nissan showing off the Sway compact SUV, Ferrari has revealed the 488 GTB, and other releases include the Lexus LF-SA, Suzuki's two concepts, as well as the new VW Passat Alltrack and the Sport Coupe Concept GTE.