At the 2015 Detroit auto show, Ford unveiled the second generation Ford GT. Since the announcement, news surrounding the car has focused on its price, availability, buyer list, and even racing wins including a LMGTE Pro Class victory at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Ford Performance ran the GT against its competitors, A McLaren 675LT and a Ferrari 458 Speciale, at Canada’s Calabogie Motorsports Park and it was able to beat both cars’ lap times by at least a second.
While tradition decried the turbo v6 replacing the last GT’s v8, Ford’s engineers were able to get 647 horses and 550 pounds of torque out of the 3.5 liter engine. With its light weight and low drag chassis, Car and Driver reports the GT will reach a top speed of 216 mph, making it the fastest car produced in North America.