2017 Ford GT is the hot car of the year. It has the history, it has the looks and its racing version just won at the 24 hours of LeMans in its own class. That is a hell of a success. So, the series production car should and will be an awesome thing on the roads. As ever, Ford Performance YouTube Channel brings us a rather amazing video detailing a part of the development process. This time, we are about to see how the Ford GT aerodynamics were chiseled in the wind tunnel. If you follow our site regularly, you may have already seen the whole video series of the Ford Focus RS development process. Now, however, the GT is the one that is hot and here it is in its full glory. This is quite unusual to see a development prototype in its full glory before the car is revealed to the public.
Ford obviously took a different approach to the whole product unveiling process and we quite like it. Nevertheless, the wind tunnel GT is created in generates winds with the speed of 124 mph. That is not huge – especially considering the GT is a supercar. Regardless, this is enough to test all the major aerodynamic systems on the GT. This includes the testing of the massive rear wing which obviously can act as a real downforce generator. Especially at high speeds.
The car is, obviously almost complete and ready for the production yet Ford Performance is doing all it can to make it perfect. After all, it will have an engine developing more than 600 hp, the speed of a supercar and the price of the Lamborghini Aventador. True, that is a lot, but bear in mind that this car will probably be the epitome of supercar idiom and it will be, more or less, the only proper supercar to come from the US. We cannot really call the Corvette a supercar. It just isn’t. This, though, is and we cannot wait to see it.