Ford Sources Say Derek Is Wrong About New Ford GT

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Bob Lutz is not the only one who is “often wrong, never in doubt”. When I penned my Ford GT editorial, I had a pretty sound case for believing that the latest reports of a successor to Ford’s supercar were little more than clickbait. By usually reliable sources inside the Blue Oval seemed to concur. And then I got a phone call from someone who is placed highly enough to know.

It turns out that our sources didn’t initially see any indication of a new GT program because it’s not being done through the usual channels. It will be a *very* limited product car, of around 300 units, and built by a third-party like Multimatic. Power will come from a 3.5L Ecoboost, to maintain a connection with Ford’s sports car racing program. The car will be priced as you’d expect a limited-production 300-unit halo car to be priced.

N.B. The identity of the source checks out, but there is still the chance that it could all be a bunch of BS misinformation. However, I felt it prudent to put this on the public record in case I am wrong. My obligation to you, the readers, comes before my own pride/ego.

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  • STRATOS STRATOS on Nov 25, 2014

    Does Ford even have high performance parts for sale for their turbo engines?

    • Bball40dtw Bball40dtw on Nov 25, 2014

      For the 2.0T, they have some stuff. The 2.3T, 2.7TT, and 3.5TT don't have any Ford Racing parts right now. I would expect that to change as the 2.3T gets put into more performance platforms (Focus RS, Mustang). The 3.5TT should also be found in performance applications in the future. The Raptor is supposedly going turbo, plus, can they keep the 3.5TT out of the Mustang forever? I think no.

  • Jhefner Jhefner on Nov 25, 2014

    That nose is looks more Ford 2005 than Ford 2015. See NASCAR Taurus in the grill, and first generation Fusion in the headlights.

  • Tresmonos Tresmonos on Nov 25, 2014

    Who the hell wants a limited run, garage built car with a Blue Oval on it? This is the equivalent of some Factory Five cobra that was put together by 2 old Product Development Engineers with left over parts from the 2010 SHO launch and christened with the blessing from the licensing department at Ford. No production tooling, PPAP or GPDS program? That means this is some hobbyist piece of garbage.

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    • Tresmonos Tresmonos on Nov 26, 2014

      @doctorv8 So Multimatic will build it and some spare budget at Ford Racing or SVT will develop it. Question being: what facet of PD had a hand in it? It's going to be Ford's Lamborghini brought to you by the same people responsible for Gymkhana. I'm hoping it has less marketing flair and more involvement from SVT. Call me old fashioned, but I like Ford VO and consider anything outside of that realm to be 'not Ford.' Marketing and Racing is a whole other world that I never was subjected to. If you can't take my BS rants with a grain of salt, my apologies. Happy Thanksgiving, stranger.

  • Tjh8402 Tjh8402 on Nov 25, 2014

    first, nice job finding maybe the only angle that could make a DP look good :-P. I'm disappointed in the engine choice though. As soon as the GT350 specs were announced, I thought it would have been a brilliant engine for the Ford GT. Sorry to hear it won't be finding a spot in that cars successor either.