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The 2017 Ford GT Will Be The Official Vehicle Of CES 2016

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is coming up, and surely to the delight of Ford Performance fans everywhere, the 2017 Ford GT has been named the official show vehicle.

Ford’s new, EcoBoost-powered supercar will be on display at the 2016 CES from January 6th through the 9th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 2017 Ford GT is slated to enter production sometime during 2016 – a fitting 50th anniversary celebration of Ford’s historic first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It boasts a race-proven, 600+ horsepower EcoBoost V6, along with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, lightweight carbon fiber body composition, and aerodynamic excellence including an active rear spoiler. Inside, key technology features include an advanced, F1-style steering wheel with integrated driver controls, and a configurable digital instrument cluster.

In short, the 2017 Ford GT is the perfect car to showcase the automaker’s prowess when it comes to the latest automotive technologies.

Ford Motor Company will also have the honor of hosting the first automotive press conference of this year’s show on Press Day, January 5th. Says Ford President and CEO Mark Fields: “Ford was the first automaker to have a significant presence at CES nine years ago, and we are proud to continue that legacy of innovation in 2016. As we move forward with our Ford Smart Mobility plan, CES is the perfect venue for sharing news on our efforts to change the way the world moves and provide new solutions in the areas of connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics.”

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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