More details have emerged on the 2017 Ford Motor Company GT ahead of the start of deliveries later this year.
Road & Track Pre-Production Example Recently spent some time learning about the car’s driving mode selector with five options to choose from. Select the desired mode via a small dial on the left side of the steering wheel.
Five modes include wet, normal, sport, track and Vmax. They are set to increase in number of cars with switched-on aerodynamics and chassis settings.
Wet and normal mode is basically self-evident. However, things start to get interesting once dial-up movement. Here, the suspension damper is finalized, the throttle valve and fuel supply are adjusted to prevent the turbo lag of the car’s twin turbocharged 3.5-liter v6 engine. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission also became more aggressive in strategic shift and electronic nanny traction and stability control became less restrictive.
The next stage is the tracking mode, built in sports mode, but also reduces the car’s 50mm, giving life to the active aerodynamics package, just like the McLaren P1. The air channel in front is sealed so that more air is conveyed under high pressure to the pressure channel to further return to the body. The tail also expands (it also expands in both normal and sport modes only at high speed), increasing downforce as an air brake during heavy-duty breakout exercises.
Vmax is similar to the tracking mode when the chassis is set but aerodynamically adjusted to reduce the cost of the downforce. The tail still remains in its lowered position. Ford has yet to submit a top-speed GT, saying only that it will be more than 200 miles per hour.