The 2017 Ford GT: What the critics say
We never dreamed that the folks at Ford could build the world’s best supercar— “and yet they have.” Engineered to win at Le Mans, the 647-hp Ford GT is a marvel of engineering whose quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds “shames everything from a Ferrari F12berlinetta to a Nissan GT-R.” Don’t mistake the GT for a quirky luxury car—something you’d show off outside a nightclub. This is an “angry, mean” performance car, stripped bare of all creature comforts.
Ford calls it a race car for the road, and “that’s not marketing hype.” The GT has a built-in steel roll cage, and when a driver selects Track mode, the car drops down 2 inches and deploys a rear wing. Thanks to a twin-turbocharged V-6, acceleration is “instant, urgent, and incandescent.” The GT hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, on its way to 216 mph max. And yet for all its power, it feels “light on its feet”—“as playful and trustworthy as a Miata.”
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The focus on performance comes at a price. The cockpit is cramped, its seats are bolted in place, and the noise from the road and engine are downright loud. Though this newest GT will be “gorgeous garage candy for a lucky few,” it “won’t be much fun on a long club rally. ■