When you head to an auto show, you anticipate seeing vehicles that are made for the road ahead. For the lucky crowd at the 2015 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, the future was right before their eyes when the Ford GT supercar made its first Canadian appearance.
Bringing new meaning to the term showstopper, our chins hit the floor when the curtain dropped. Although we could spend lots of time showering the stunning GT with praise, we’ve zeroed in on the six reasons why the GT is the supercar of the future:
- It’s faaaast. And we don’t just mean because of the engine. With only one year of development, the GT is poised for completion next year. Plus, Ford expects the first production prototype to arrive in the spring. That’s superhero speed in the car production world!
- Active suspension. Using an in-cabin button any caped crusader would appreciate, the GT can actually lower itself for better aerodynamics and increased stability, as well as lift its front end to accommodate ramps and speedbumps.
- It’s a lightweight heavyweight. With carbon fibre body structure and aluminum subframes, the GT has one of the best power to weight ratio of any car in the market.
- It controls the elements. Because it wouldn’t be a real supercar without a superpower, the Ford GT’s got wings. The flying buttresses that link the roof to the fender are curved in ways to literally control the air, creating downforce, redirecting air to the rear spoiler, and acting as intake tubes for cooling the engine.
- Did we mention it’s FAST?! The GT introduces the first-ever Ford Ecoboost twin-turbocharged, direct-injected 3.5-litre V6 engine that can produce more than 600 horsepower!
- It can predict the future. Since the GT already knows what’s coming, it’s equipped with a backup camera. Although it won’t make parking as fun as driving, it’ll ensure you do it perfectly every time.
And just in case you needed something else to be impressed by, the Ford GT has a Canadian twist. Ford surprised auto show patrons by announcing that the stunning new GT Supercar will be built in partnership with Multimatic, a global engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Markham, Ont.
Love fast cars? Check out the Focus RS, another performance monster from Ford.