Misnomer: ‘EcoBoost’-Powered 2017 Ford GT Isn’t Very Fuel-Efficient

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has released its estimated fuel-economy rating for the all-new, 2017 Ford GT, revealing that despite its low curb weight, sleek aerodynamics, and twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter “EcoBoost” V6, the new supercar seems is perhaps a bit light on the “Eco.”

According to website Motor1, the new Ford GT has been rated at just 14 combined mpg, calculated from 11 mpg on the city cycle, and 18 mpg on the highway. That 14 mpg combined rating is identical to that of the 2005 Ford GT, which was powered by a much larger, more traditional engine: a 5.4-liter V8 blown by a twin-screw supercharger.

The new Ford GT’s relatively low fuel economy means that it will be subject to a $2,600 Gas Guzzler Tax in the US, reports Motor1 – a sum which certainly means very little to anyone who can afford a $450,000+ supercar. The halo car’s lackluster mpg is unlikely to put a dent in Ford’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rating, seeing as just 1,000 examples will be sold worldwide over the next four years.

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We still don’t have official horsepower or torque figures for the 2017 Ford GT, but given the car’s ultra-light weight and thirst for fuel, we don’t doubt that the level of performance will be mind-blowing.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

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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  1. The GT made a name for itself in the 1960s, and the nameplate returned to Ford for the 2005 and 2006 models. Since then, the vehicle has truly evolved into a supercar, evident by it’s $100,000+ price tag.
    The company has made some changes to the third-generation GT, prioritizing handling and track capabilities in their 2017 model. The result? Not only one of Ford’s most impressive cars ever, but perhaps one of the most innovative cars to ever be released.

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