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have a throaty V-8. However, this Eco-

Boost V-6 racing engine puts out over

600 hp (a little more power than the

‘05-06 GTs had) and reportedly can

handle 700-plus horsepower without a

lot of modifications. The bad news is,

Ford only plans to build 450 of these

bottlerockets, and there are probably

a thousand enthusiasts out there who

would like to have one.

At the Ford GT Rally 10 in Dear-

born in August (the SAAC convention

equivalent for Ford GT owners), Raj

Nair, Ford’s Group Vice President and

Chief Technical Officer, announced

Ford’s allocation plans for the new

2017 Ford GT. Instead of allocating

them to specific Ford dealers, they will

take the novel approach of allocating

cars to individual enthusiasts. If you

want a new Ford GT, you apply to Ford

directly, where each application will be

scrutinized and prioritized. The word

is that current GT owners and loyal

Ford customers will be given top pri-

ority. It is anticipated that this process

should eliminate some of the frustra-

tion and price-gouging common with

the introduction of a new high-perfor-

mance, highly desirable, limited pro-

duction vehicle.

Got you application filled out yet?


The exterior of the race version doesn’t look that different from the street version —

which shows how much of a race car the “street” version really is. Ford’s team will be

running the full schedule of FIA endurance events in 2016 so you will be seeing and

hearing a lot about these cars.


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