2017 Ford GT Shows Up at Gas Station, Prototype’s Engine Looks Gorgeous

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While you are reading this, Blue Oval engineers are out there completing the development of the 2017 Ford GT, with one of the prototypes being spotted earlier this month.
The man who took these pics explains the supercar was having some gas for lunch in the proximity of Ford’s headquarters in Michigan. This is far from the first spotting of the GT prototype, as Ford is obviously betting on the marketing card such sightings bring.

On this occasion, the best shot has to be the one that allows us to take a peek through the glass engine cover. That’s where a 600-plus hp EcoBoost V6 is waiting for us and the little details on this prototype are delicious.

Speaking of which, the people who get to see these GT prototypes in traffic should consider themselves lucky. Once production kicks off next year, Ford won’t rush to flood us with GTs - the company has decided to keep things exclusive, so production will be limited to 250 units per year.

So yes, even if you have the $400,000 the 2017 Ford GT is rumored to cost, getting your hands on one might be difficult.

Those willing to see the GT in action shouldn’t fret though - we’ll all get plenty of that, since the car will compete in endurance racing starting next year. For the 2016 season, the Ford GT is scheduled to run in he GTE Pro category.

As for the battle with Ferrari, the Prancing Horse is still using its 458-based racecar, but things should change once the 488 enters the stage. That’s when we’ll get to see the two carmakers bringing back the battle that sparked the original GT40, albeit not in the top tier class. Still, we can’t wait to see Ferrari and Ford taking part in the twin-turbo endurance war.
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