Forget that the price of a Ford GT 2021 makes it virtually impossible to get it and enjoy its amazing design and amazing performance. And let’s not forget that this is a Ford product that costs at least half a million dollars. This car has a racing history – it won its class in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans – which indicates that it is among the most sought-after supercars in the world. Of course, the GT’s biturbo V6 is less exotic than the 8, 10, 12, and 16-cylinder engines that power some of its competitors, but the powerful EcoBoost engine under its rear axle delivers 660 horsepower and tons of torque. Equipped with a high-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission on the rear wheels, this combination delivers almost intimidating acceleration. While the 2021 GT’s best experience is on the racetrack where it can demonstrate its impressive capabilities, it’s also as easy to drive daily as a Ford Mustang. Of course, a supercar will get much more attention than a pony.
What’s New for 2021?
The 2021 GT is only getting cosmetic updates, which includes a new graphics package with customizable colors, according to a tweet from Ford. While it is possible for the company to make further updates on the latest model year, it has indicated that the GT will still produce 660 hp.
Price and any purchase
GT: $ 500,000 (estimated)
Ford hasn’t released an official price for the 2021 GT, but we expect the supercar to continue starting at $ 500,000. While this means most of us will never be able to own this exotic Ford, it’s still fun to dream about and play with the component on the prime location. We love the frosted white exterior paired with the lightning Blue roofline stripes. We also go for a brushed carbon fiber lower end and 20-inch wheels for an extra dose of oomph. A set of blue brake calipers completes the look. Inside, we’re drawn to the Light Speed Interior Décor, which covers the cabin with a mixture of black leather and subtle polished surfaces.
Engine, transmission and performance
Unlike the previous-generation GT’s supercharged V-8, the new car was equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-engine similar to the Ford F-150 Raptor. With 660 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, the V-6 is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. While the last version we tested had a bit of horsepower, it still had supercar-like acceleration times. The GT is surprisingly easy to drive and the big car is light and agile behind the wheel. Despite the performance potential, the driving is not as daunting as you might imagine; The suspension barely rolls over small bumps, but it still transfers severe shocks to the cabin.
Real-world fuel economy and MPG
Conservation of fossil fuels is the lowest priority when it comes to supercars. Nevertheless, the Ford GT is one of the most efficient examples. While neither Ford nor the Environmental Protection Agency has released fuel economy rankings for the 2021 GT, we don’t expect their numbers to change from the previous year. The government estimates that the 2020 model will gain 12 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. Compare that with fuel consumers like the Bugatti Chiron (9/15 mpg city / highway) and Lamborghini Aventador (9/14 mpg city / highway). Again, the Ford is six-cylinder less than the Lambo and the 10 less than the Bugatti. Since we haven’t tested any of these expensive machines on our 200-mile route, we cannot rate the actual mpg.
Interior, comfort and Cargo
The interior is equally stunning, but for a different reason: it’s extremely simple and driver-focused, with nearly all of the steering wheel controls that are inspired by racing cars. Getting inside is a challenge, but once you get there, you’ll notice the driver’s seat isn’t adjusting. Instead, Ford has designed the pedals and steering wheel to accommodate the driver’s position in the fixed seat. The dashboard appears to have been removed directly from the Ford GT racing car, and another digital display has been inserted into the suede-clad dashboard that controls infotainment functions.
Information, entertainment and communication
With an emphasis on driving, the GT doesn’t offer the range of infotainment and connectivity features that most modern cars have. However, it has a 6.5-inch touchscreen display that supports Ford Sync 3. It also responds to voice commands and has a built-in navigation system for those who want to browse this $ 500,000 machine.
Safety and driver assistance functions
The Ford GT is a low-volume, high-performance model so it has not been tested by any of the agencies carrying out these reviews. Likewise, it does not have any driver assistance technology traditionally integrated into most modern mainstream cars.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Despite its exclusivity and high price, the GT benefits from a familiar warranty. However, Ford does not place a mileage cap on its limited powertrain coverage during three-year periods.