The Ford GT is an American mid-engine two-seater sports car that was produced by Ford for the 2005 and 2006 model years. The designers drew inspiration from Ford's GT40 racing cars of the 1960s.
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show and at the unveiling of videogame Forza Motorsport 6, a new Ford GT was introduced and is set to be produced and released in 2016. It will mark 50 years since the GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and has run successfully in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans to mark the anniversary, winning their class. The '17 Ford GT is to be powered by a newly designed 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine making over 600 hp (450 kW). According to Ford, "the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car," thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber construction. Underpinning the GT is a carbon fiber monocoque bolted to aluminum front and rear subframes covered in carbon fiber body panels. The car also has racing inspired pushrod suspension, active aerodynamics, and dihedral doors. The windshield of the vehicle is made of Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning, which is also used for smartphone screens. Gorilla Glass is used to reduce the weight of the vehicle by allowing for a thinner windscreen with the same strength. Ford plans to build only 250 units of the GT per year.
The '17 Ford GT has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|073 / 250||2016||HW Exotics 3/10||Metalflake Blue||Detailed headlights, Ford emblem on front||Grey / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey PR5||DHP28||Malaysia||Base code(s): J22, J25|
|073 / 250||2016||HW Exotics 3/10||Spectraflame Blue||Detailed headlights, Ford emblem on front, TH logo on hood||Grey / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey RR10SP||DHT79||Malaysia||Base code(s):
|2 / 5||2016||Hot Wheels Entertainment - Forza Motorsport||Metalflake Dark Blue||White stripes & Forza Motorsport on sides & top, detailed head- & taillights||Metalflake Dark Grey / Metal||Tinted (Black)||Dark Grey||Grey RR5SP||DJF50||Malaysia||Base code(s):
Also included in Forza Motorsport 5-car Premium Set
From the back of the 2016 card:
Birthplace: Dearborn, MI, USA
Specialty: With a racing-based engine, the 3.5-liter V6 produces more than 600 horsepower to bring the racecar to the streets. An up-angled grille, downforcing active rear spoiler and butterfly doors give this superlight supercar what it takes to rule the neighborhood!