If you missed your chance acquiring into a restricted edition Ford GT supercar final week, your EcoBoost-powered dreams might not be over.
Dave Pericak, director of International Ford Performance, recently told Autocar that the 600-plus horsepower heart of the GT could beat on — in other low-volume specialty models.
Pericak was talking about the racing circuit prowess of the twin turbocharged and intercooled 3.5-liter V6, and hinted that it would make a very good mill for a modest firm to use in a sports or supercar, not just the GT.
Ford’s win at the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring “shows how capable the engine is,” Pericak told Autocar, adding that he’s considered producing it available to other racing teams.
If the automaker decides to offer you up its beastliest engine, it would straight challenge rival Basic Motors, which sells its LS modest-block V8s without a physique.
Ford’s one particular-month order window for the 2017 and 2018 model year GTs saw 6,506 applications roll in, meaning plenty of disappointment for wannabe owners. Ontario firm Multimatic plans to make just 250 units of the roughly $ 450,000 vehicle each and every year, which means more than 6,000 GT fans will spend the subsequent two years aimlessly tinkering in their garage, waiting for their next likelihood.
Now, Pericak’s comments opens the door to the possibility of GT efficiency getting supplied in a much less expensive automobile. For now, that must hold the fires stoked inside crestfallen Ford aficionados.