It Finally Happened: Ford Unveils GT Concept and GT350R


Ford took center stage at the Detroit Auto Show, announcing two new high performance model cars, on Jan. 12th 2015. As you can imagine, Ford-fanboys have dropped their jaws, while the rest of car community is left stunned. Good timing too! With all other American muscle car manufacturers unleashing new hotrods lately, we’ve been wondering why Ford was so quite.

First up, are the drool-worthy photos of the Ford GT Concept Car:

Unveiling of the Ford GT Concept at Detroit Auto Show

Unveiling of the Ford GT Concept at Detroit Auto Show

Rear end of the Ford GT Concept from the Detroit Auto Show

Rear end of the Ford GT Concept

Front view of the ford gt concept from detriot

Ford’s new GT Concept

driver side rear photo of ford gt concept

A familiar looking rear, with new flare on the GT

Passenger front view of Ford GT Concept

Reminiscent of the old, with several new scoops and inlets

Inside look at the interior - Ford GT concept

Inside look at the Ford GT

The new GT is poised to have big numbers, coinciding with its racing counterparts, as it will share its 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine. In a press release following the unveiling, they stated that the supercar is expected to be placed into production for 2016, and they are hoping to push 600+ horsepower from the mid-mounted engine.

We were a bit sceptical when we heard about the V6 being use, as opposed to a V8, but they did slap twin-turbos on it; giving us hope that they will reach 600 horsepower, and even higher levels of torque. Either way, we’re salivating! Let’s just hope that it still has that deep muscle car sounds we’ve grown to love.

(Source: AutoBlog)

Next up, is the 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang:

The second unveiling came in the form of an update, and more or less, a track spec version of the Shelby GT350. The R version of the GT350 is said to be boasting a powerful 5.2L V8, no back seats, and an even more aggressive aero package than its counterpart. Reports from the Detroit Auto Show say that this version is lighter, and it will likely have 500 hp! Ford also infuses new technology into the suspension, by adding magnetic dampers; which seems to be the route that sports car manufacturers are headed. Well, that’s the trend we’re seeing at least. The mod-list also includes, carbon fiber wheels, 8-inch navigation screen, and even a backup camera.

Here are photos from the auto show in Detroit:

Aggressive front view of the Ford GT350R

Quite possibly the most aggressive mustang to come off the production line

Ford Shelby GT350R from Detroit Auto Show

The Ford Shelby GT350R Live from Detroit

Profile shot of the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

Profile shot of the GT350R

Passenger profile of the Ford gt350r mustang

Lips, spoilers, and muscle

Rear end photo of the Ford GT350R

Quite the diffuser

Ford GT350 R Interior

Ford GT350R Interior

(Source: Autoblog)

Let us know what you think about the two newly unveiled GT’s from Ford. Would you drive them? Did Ford bring the noise, or did they leave something on the table?