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2017 Ford GT Enters Race Mode At The Detroit Auto Show: Video


While the production version of the forthcoming 2017 Ford GT supercar hasn’t brought with it many changes from the concept shown back in 2015, we have been able to gradually fill in the gaps of previously unknown information.

For instance, as most likely would have guessed, the new Ford GT has an appropriately-named “Race Mode.”

We can see the Ford GT’s Race Mode activated in the video above, taken at the 2016 North American International Auto Show by Morrie’s Automotive Group. At the turn of a knob, the suspension lowers, and the rear wing is erected for increased downforce. Motor Authority reached out to Ford Performance for more info, being told that the wing’s position is proportionate to vehicle speed.

As the video clearly shows, the 2017 Ford GT’s active rear wing also offers an air brake function.

The 2017 Ford GT, set to arrive later this year, will be powered by a twin-turbo, 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Output is expected to be around 630 horsepower, with 539 lb-ft of torque, and it could wear a price tag somewhere around $400,000.


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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