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:
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.
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:
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?