Ford Performance is upgrading the Ford GT supercar for 2020, including increasing the power of the 3.5-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 to 660hp.
The engine now features a broader torque band and revised engine calibration plus mechanical upgrades that include gallery-cooled pistons and higher-energy ignition coils.
Additional engine cooling and airflow updates includes new buttress air ducts designed to increase air flow by 50 per cent while larger intercoolers keep charge air temperatures cooler, preserving peak power for the most strenuous sessions at the track. Suspension damping is increased in track mode to enhance handling and body control.
Ford Performance is also introducing the premium Akrapovic titanium exhaust as standard equipment for GT. The exhaust provides a 4kg weight saving over the previous system.
A special edition of the GT, called Liquid Carbon, gets some extra treatment with emphasis on GT’s lightweight sculpted carbon fibre body which is completely free of paint but has a special clearcoat that highlights the GT’s unique carbon fibre weave.
The Ford GT Liquid Carbon also features carbon fibre wheels as standard equipment. Owners can choose titanium lug nuts, six-point racing harness anchors, five interior options and five caliper colours. Further personalisation is available through two over-the-top stripe options – the dual centre stripes offered on the standard Ford GT or the single stripe found on the Carbon Series as well as optional painted mirror caps.
“Ford GT continues to be the pinnacle of Ford performance,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer. “GT is always the ultimate expression of Ford racing innovation, and as we know from the 1966 Le Mans through today, that means constantly raising our game for our customers as well as earning the checkered flag.”