As if the Ford GT supercar couldn’t get any better, the Ford Performance team recently announced the latest set of upgrades for the 2020 model. Thanks to Ford’s continuous technological innovation, the 2020 GT will see increased horsepower, and it will be released in two unique appearance packages: Liquid Carbon and a restyled Gulf Racing heritage livery edition that pays homage to Ford’s 1969 Le Mans win.

 

“Ford GT continues to be the pinnacle of Ford performance,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer. “GT is always the ultimate expression of Ford racing innovation, and as we know from the 1966 Le Mans through today, that means constantly raising our game for our customers as well as earning the checkered flag.”

 

The 2020 GT’s EcoBoost engine boasts 13 extra horsepower than the previous edition. It also includes a broader torque band and revised engine calibration. The upgraded GT also received improvements to the engine cooling and airflow system, such as new buttress air ducts designed to increase airflow by 50 percent.

 

In addition to improvements made to the engine and cooling system, the GT will also receive the premium Akrapovi? titanium exhaust as standard equipment. This new exhaust system results in a nine-pound weight reduction from the previously used system.

 

Focusing on the lightweight attributes of the GT, the 2020 model will be released in a Liquid Carbon edition. It will remain free of any paint color, with a protective clear-coat placed over the body. To match the Liquid Carbon body, this edition will also be paired with carbon fiber wheels.

 

“This next chapter in the Ford GT story allows us to fully demonstrate our mastery in both the art and science of carbon fiber craftsmanship and finishing,” said Angus Smith, General Manager of Multimatic Niche Vehicles, North America. “The results of this ongoing partnership between Multimatic and Ford Performance speak for themselves, as each visually stunning and unique Liquid Carbon GT is a manufacturing marvel, showcasing the characteristics and nuances inherent in carbon fiber composites.”

 

Ford Performance is also releasing the GT supercar in a throwback edition paying homage to the 1968-69 Le Mans-winning GT40. The number on the hood will be updated to number 6 and feature a black pinstripe to divide the blue and orange colors.

 

“Our team is very focused on delivering a car that exceeds customer expectations,” said Mike Severson, Ford GT program manager. “The black pinstripe and carbon fiber wheels have been highly requested with the Gulf livery, so we committed to making that happen.”

 

Deliveries for the upgraded 2020 Ford GT are currently ongoing with production continuing through 2022. Stop by Haldeman Ford in Hamilton today and get your hands on the 2020 Ford GT supercar!

 
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