Today is the day many of us have been waiting for, because the Ford GT road tests are officially out.
The Ford GT has captivated fans across the world with its absurd claims of speed, crazy aerodynamics, and a handful of prominent gadgets that make it go fast. Ford made a lot of big claims with the announcement of the GT, and it appears they are ready to back them up. The first sign of how serious they were taking this project was their win at Le Mans last year. That set the tone of things to follow. And even then the facts swirling around the Ford GT were vague at best.
But now it’s officially here, and people other than Matt Leblanc are able to drive it. The verdict? Utterly perfect. Every review I have seen thus far has stated that the Ford GT is not only the perfect Ford, but one of the best ever supercars. But let’s address the elephant in the room, that V6 EcoBoost engine.
I get it. It’s not a V8 or V10 or 12, or any of the big numbers we all associate with supercars. It’s a puny little 3.5-liter V6. Yet it cranks out a massive 640+bhp, thanks to a smart set of twin turbos. On top of that it’s also lighter than a V8 and more compact, allowing for better balance throughout the chassis. I will say it doesn’t rumble like a V8 or scream like a v10 but guess what… I love it. I know I know, I’m going to get a lot of hate for saying it, but I love the V6. The sound, the power, and the performance are all perfect. I love that ford is doing more with less, which is the pinnacle of racing technology.
And with that monkey off my back, and the elephant thoroughly addressed, we can resume discussing what really matters, how the Ford GT actually drives. The short answer, amazing. It’s the chassis that wows over the engine, which is the proper way to have a car go around the track. For the long answer, well why don’t we let Drivetribe answer that with their fantastic review. The team at Drivetribe took out a Ford GT in our home state of Utah and gave it a proper road and track test, enjoying the smooth asphalt at our Utah Motorsports Campus.