Ford took us by surprise with its new GT, so they’ve kindly released this video to let us into a few secrets behind the design choices made. The video, made jointly with Xbox to highlight the car’s inclusion in Forza Motorsport 6, takes us inside the design studio, where it was hidden previous to it’s unveiling at the Detroit motor show this month.
The GT's story is one of the most famous in motoring history, renowned thanks to the racing GT40s that took four consecutive Le Mans wins in the 1960s. The video takes us through the difficult process of preserving a legend while creating a modern day supercar, and how designers’ flair was balanced with advanced engineering and technology.
Ford Americas design director Chris Svensson commented: “We wanted to create a modern supercar but we wanted to still hark back in some way to the heritage of Ford Motor Company and the GT.
“When we analysed the original GT 40, there were some very, very strong key elements that we felt were intrinsic to make sure that when people see this car, it's very obvious what it is.”
Click play on the video above to see for yourself. Let us know what you think of the new Ford GT in the comments section below.