Behind the Scenes of the Ford GT Design

2015 Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show
2015 Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show

In the depths of the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan is a ‘secret lair’ where the brand’s top project was born.

From the veiled darkness of the Ford Skunkworks to the flashbulbs of the North American International Auto Show this past January, the Ford GT Supercar rolled onto the world stage with flair.

In its debut, it showcased the most modern aerodynamics, sophisticated technology, and highest-cost halo car to bear the Ford name.

Behind the blue curtain, a handpicked team of 15 people were able to refine the design philosophy of the GT through storyboard sketches. The development of full-size foam models meant to master its proportions and digitally test its aerodynamics, they would need to input more than 10 million lines of computer code, all in just 14 months.

At its core, the Ford GT is a 600 hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that is gift-wrapped in aerodynamic carbon fiber and set on one of the most sophisticated chassis around.

The design language and technology of the Ford GT design will serve as an inspiration to the designers and engineers of the 2016 line-up of Ford cars and trucks.

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