Ford revealed a refreshed version of its mid-engine GT supercar today for the 2020 model year, sporting upgraded engine internals for more power and a bare carbon fiber body option. There’s also an updated heritage livery variant and a new, standard titanium exhaust.
The 2020 Ford GT gets 13 extra horsepower over the outgoing model for a total of 660 from its 3.5-liter twin-turbo Ecoboost V-6. The extra thrust comes gallery-cooled pistons, higher-energy ignition coils, and larger intercoolers. Airflow to the engine has been increased by 50 percent thanks to new buttress air ducts, allowing for a broader torque curve throughout the rpm range.
There’s also increased suspension damping in track mode and an Akrapovič titanium exhaust that saves nine pounds over the previous design. Ford says many of these upgrades come from lessons learned during development of its $1.2-million, 700-horsepower, track-only Ford GT Mk II.
For the 2020 model year, Ford will offer a limited-edition “Liquid Carbon” edition GT. In lieu of a normal paint scheme, the factory will leave the car’s carbon body panels exposed, coating them with a special clear coat instead. Interestingly, buyers can still option single or dual racing stripes and painted mirror caps. Liquid Carbon GTs will get carbon fiber wheels as standard, with five available interior colors and five brake caliper covers. Titanium lug nuts and six-point racing harnesses will be available as options.
Ford’s Gulf livery-inspired Heritage Edition makes a return for 2020, updated with a black pinstripe that divides the two colors. There’s also optional carbon fiber decals that read 6 instead of the previous car’s 9, a nod to the original GT40 that won Le Mans back-to-back in 1968 and 1969.
A Ford spokesperson told Road & Track the company isn’t releasing exact pricing details for the GT, saying only that the 2020 model will start at approximately $500,000, while the Liquid Carbon variant will start at around $750,000. It expects to build around a dozen Liquid Carbon cars per year, and around 50 Heritage Edition variants for 2020. Ford says production of the GT is still ongoing, and will continue into 2022.
Better get your order in before spots run out.
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