The second-generation Ford GT mid-engined American supercar will be phased out next year, but it looks like it will finally get a high-performance version with a 7.3-liter V8 instead of the current 3.5-liter V6 from the EcoBoost family. At the very least, a mysterious GT prototype with a different powertrain has been spotted many times near Ford headquarters lately. And it sounds completely different from the production version.
According to the publication Ford Authority, citing its own sources in the company, a prototype of a supercar with a different power unit is already rolling along the streets of Detroit – it has already been caught in the frame more than once by vigilant photo spies. People who saw the mysterious prototype with their own eyes noted that the sound of its engine is completely different from the soundtrack of the current power unit. In addition, the car is quite noticeably different in appearance – it has a modified rear end, on which large air intakes have appeared, and clearly something different is visible under the glass cover of the engine. Insiders claim that in the last year of its conveyor life, the Ford GT will receive a 7.3-liter V8 engine.
The V8 farewell series is likely to be a limited edition, given the fact that the current GT is likely to be Ford’s last combustion engine supercar. The power of the car is still a mystery, but we should definitely expect the corresponding modifications to the suspension and brakes. The current Ford GT is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 biturbo engine with 669 horsepower. In 2020, the engine was slightly updated – it received new calibrations, pistons with an improved design of the cooling channel and more powerful ignition coils.