2017 Ford GT’s Interior Is Just Like on Show Car
Deliveries of Ford Motor Company’s new GT supercar should be commencing any week now. Despite this, Ford is yet to fully showcase the car in production trim. We did get a glimpse at a production version during the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, but only its exterior. Now we have our first look at the interior.
The video below is from the Instagram account of Ken Block, who helped fine tune the Focus RS and raced one in the 2016 World Rallycross Championship. It shows Block hopping into one of the GTs during the car’s testing phase.
We should note that this is a prototype so there may be some changes made for production. Nevertheless, it does give fans a definitive look at the interior design.
We’re glad to report that the design looks almost exactly like the one in the original show car that debuted at the 2015 Detroit auto show (shown above). There are some differences, though. For example, the rotary dial controller in the center console has been moved to just below the engine starter button. On the show car, the dial was further back.
Deliveries of the new GT commence before the end of 2016. The car arrives as a 2017 model and will be in production for at least four years. Unfortunately, there’s still no word on performance. What we know is that the car sports a carbon fiber monocoque structure and is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that will likely be rated at about 630 horsepower and 539 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and spins the rear wheels only. Ford has said that the starting price will be around $450,000.