In an attempt to reduce the weight of the 2017 Ford GT supercar, Ford will be making use of the carbon fiber wheels. The wheels will be coming from Carbon Revolution, an Australian company, which offers the carbon fiber wheels that you find on the Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 R, the track rider.
The company is the first to produce bulk quantities of carbon fiber wheels and Koenigsegg is the other manufacturer to produce the carbon fiber wheels. These wheels are lighter by around 66pounds per car. Even though the carbon fiber wheels are lighter, they are stronger than the normally used alloy wheels. The use of these wheels will help the latest Ford GT supercar to offer better performance and mileage than other models.
The body of the Ford GT supercar is also made using light but strong material in order to keep its curb weight to the lowest possible value. Fitting the low weight wheels will further help in making the car lighter. Ford claims that the wheels are as durable as the alloy wheels despite its reduced weight. The carbon fiber wheels that Ford acquires are X-rayed to check for any defects or cracks. The wheels are also subjected to durability tests to ensure that they perform at its best in real road conditions.
The 2017 Ford GT supercar will be making use of a 3.5 liter, twin turbo-charged V6 engine that will be offering a maximum power of more than 600hp. This 3.5 liter engine will be married to dual clutch automatic transmission system that will transfer the power of the engine to the rear wheels of the car. With an aerodynamic body, moveable rear wing, lighter body weight and wheels, the 2017 Ford GT will not just offer great speed on the road but will also stay planted to ground even at high speeds.
Ford is also looking to develop a race ready 2017 GT supercar to take it to GT racing as well as the 24 hours of Le Mans.
A carbon fiber monocoque will be underpinning the 2017 Ford GT supercar along with front and rear aluminum sub frames. There is a lot of carbon fiber used in new Ford GT. Ford has not yet disclosed how much the car would weigh. The Ford GT will be having one of the best powers to weight ratios than any super car. Ford is looking to build just 200 units of 2017 Ford GT.
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