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2020 Ford GT Gains 13 Horsepower And A Liquid Carbon Edition

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Ford Performance has announced upgrades to the 2020 Ford GT supercar. For the 2020 model, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine now makes 660 horsepower, which is an increase of 13 horsepower compared to 2017 through 2019 versions. The upgraded engine also has a broader torque curve and revised engine calibration along with mechanical updates that include gallery-cooled pistons and higher energy ignition coils.

Ford says that these changes are courtesy of lessons learned on the track only Ford GT Mk II. Ford is also enhancing engine cooling and airflow with new buttress air ducts designed to increase airflow by 50 percent along with larger intercoolers to keep charge temperatures cooler and preserve peak power for longer sessions at the track. Suspension damping is increased in track mode to enhance handling and body control, particularly in high-speed sections of racetracks.

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Ford Performance has also announced that the previously optional Akrapovič titanium exhaust system is now standard equipment on the 2020 Ford GT. That exhaust shaves nine pounds off the weight of the car compared to the previous system. One of the coolest things available for the 2020 year model is a newly available Ford GT Liquid Carbon scheme that leaves the car in completely exposed carbon fiber with no paint. This version of the car features carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment, and owners can choose titanium lug nuts, six-point racing harness anchors, five interior options, and five caliper color options.

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Liquid Carbon buyers also have two over-the-top stripe options, including dual center stripes offered on the standard for GT or the single stripe found on the carbon series along with optional painted mirror caps. Stripes and mirror caps are available painted any of the seven standard paint colors, as well as colors in the extended color palette. Ford is also offering an updated Gulf Racing Heritage livery. Ford notes that the optional carbon fiber number switches from 9 seen on the 2019 model to 6 for 2020. Ford also notes that for the first time on the Heritage model, carbon fiber wheels are available. Ford still intends to wrap up production of the GT in 2022.

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Ford has done so much with the Ecoboost platform its unreal. The 3.5L Ecoboost V6 is an impressive performer in every aspect and with 660hp/550tq, the 3.5L Ecoboost is an engine with serious muscle. Even with the Raptor spec 450hp/510tq variant of the 3.5L Ecoboost V6, this engine is truly amazing. Not to mention the 350hp/350tq 2.3L Ecoboost, the 400hp/415tq 3.0L v6 and the 3.0L Ecoboost hybrid making 494hp/630tq. These engines truly lead to the question of who really needs a V8? The 2.3L Ecoboost makes more power and torque than the 4.6L 3v 2010 Mustang GT, the 3.0L V6 make 12hp less and 30tq more than the 11-12 Mustang GT 5.0L V8, the Raptor spec 3.5L Ecoboost makes more horsepower and torque than the 12-17 Mustang GT while being only 10hp less than the 18-20 Mustang GT and still producing more torque. While the GT-Spec trumps every naturally aspirated V8 ever put in a Mustang, nearly equals the horsepower of the 13-14 GT500 and the 3.0L Hybrid has more torque than ANY PRODUCTION MUSTANG EVER BUILT INCLUDING THE NEW GT500!!!! along with more horsepower than any production Mustang GT ever built. We all know that the next generation S550 Mustang is going to be built on the larger CD6 platform which will possibly sprout a broader Mustang “Family of Vehicles” of a coupe, a four door coupe and prayerfully a gasoline powered crossover to go along with the Mach-E, along with the fact that we know that Ford will be bringing on a Hybrid mustang model and the introduction of all-wheel drive. With this car being a bit larger than the S550 mustang, I’m almost seeing an American version of the BMW 8-series with a coupe, a gran-coupe and even an X6M along with hopefully a 3.5L Explorer RS. Not saying that i don’t like the V8 but with all of the new stuff coming out, is the V8 really needed?

  2. I totally agree! This ECO BOOST setup is awesome! While I love my Blown V8 Mustang GT, this setup is Fast. I had an F-150 ecoboost, and then drove a Chevy 5.7 V8. That Chevy is laughable in power comparison. My son looked at me after a stop, and go…to 60, and said….”Really? That’s it? Yep that Chubby V8 is slow!
    Bet You will never guess what my next truck is going to be? Ha ha!

    To be truthful, the Ford eco-boost is either eco or boost. Because when you’re in boost it’s definitely not Eco! And the fuel mileage proves it. But, you’re eating up a lot of real estate quicker than the other guy!

    I love this V6 platform.

    • A slight correcetion: if it’s a newer model Chevy Silverado, then the V8 is not a 5.7, but rather a 5.3. It’s the mid-range engine that is more a competitor to the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost. The available 6.2 in the Chevy is much more powerful and that is the competitor to the 3.5L EcoBoost, not the 5.3L.

      Either way, EcoBoost is definitely great, though I’m still in love with the 5.0L Coyote V8.

  3. How does a normal guy like me (HUGE Ford fan with a great Ford story) get to fill out a qualification application to buy one? I’m a self made man that missed out on the opportunity in 2018 to get on the list. I wold love to be considered and have the means to buy one.

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