Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. The 2017 Ford GT is, without question, a tremendous marvel of an exotic supercar, pushing the envelope in technology, performance, appearance, engineering, and cool features. It also shares its engine block with the Ford F-150 EcoBoost. This fact alone will cause many people—exotic car purists—to dismiss the GT as not being a real member of the exotic car world, since it doesn’t offer 12 cylinders, or at least eight. These people are wrong. (Full disclosure: Ford needed our pal Doug DeMuro to drive the 2017 GT so badly they invited him out to Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park for some wheel time. Doug paid for his own flight and rental car, Ford provided the hotel room. You can read his take on the car at Autotrader Oversteer too.) What Is It? In the 1960s, Ford won big at LeMans with the original GT40 after an epic battle with Ferrari. This story has been told so many times that it is, at this point, the automotive equivalent to Goldilocks and the three bears. In 2005, Ford rolled out the retro-styled “new” GT, which quickly declined in value and then shot up to the point where people are leaving the plastic on the seats from when it was last touched by the butt of the Ford factory workers. And then, in 2015, Ford revealed the latest GT at the Detroit Auto Show, after several years of secret development. On paper, the new… [Read full story]
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