Ford has released the 647-HP Supercar with 647 horsepower & 550 lb-ft of torque that will hit a top speed of about 347 km/h. This high speed makes this supercar as the fastest production car Ford has ever built so far. This incredible power is delivered from a 3.5-litre of EcoBoost V-6 engine. The company has put the new GT to the test against the McLaren 675LT and the furious Ferrari 458 Speciale at the track in Canada. From the test, the GT lapped in 2:09.8 that placed this supercar in the second faster than the McLaren that lapped in 2:10.8 and more than three seconds faster than Ferrari (2:12.9). Aside from its engine components, some minor switch hardware, and also Ford’s Sync 3 software, we confess that the new Ford GT is otherwise unique. If you have the same excitement about how it performs both on the track and on the road, you must be very enthusiastic to see these incredible facts about the 647-HP Supercar. Here is the amazing look under the skin of the newest all-American supercar – the 647-HP Supercar.
We got this fact on the GT that makes this car as your best choice. These are the massive aircraft-industry-standard aluminum castings that we’ve found here. These are bonded to the front and also the rear of the tub and machined to ensure precise locations for the great suspension and steering components and also the front & rear crash structure.
We’d start with the central structure of the GT that is a bespoke carbon-fiber tub that is made from 45 different parts. The instrument structure we found in the GT is a structural element, and atop the tub is a tubular structure that supports the rood and also certified as a race-approved rollcage. If you are asking about why they didn’t do the cutouts in the rood that were such iconic elements of the original GT40, here is the answer from the authorized person. Chris Svensson, the GT design chief says that Ford doesn’t want to do the cutouts in the rood that were such iconic elements of the original Ford GT40 because the rollcage requirements dictated where they needed the structural members.
Here is the fabulous Ford GT look comes from Carbon-Fiber Body Panels. We’ve got this fact that the GT’s exterior panels are all carbon fiber. There’s no plastic on its exterior. Ford also didn’t use any metal for the exterior. Based on Ford’s claim, the GT has a dry weight of 3,054 pounds for the road-going GT. The race car is homologated at about 2,778 pounds, but it actually weighs nearly 2,425 pounds that is only a bit lighter than the road-going GT. Therefore, Ford is allowed to carry a lot of ballast to bring the race version up to its required weight, and then it puts that ballast down low in the car to improve the handling.
We found the compact and complex pushrod suspension of GT is the same as the one that is used by F1 racers and also Le Mans prototypes. There is a remote coil spring (green) that works in series with a torsion bar spring which is also green, compressed by a rocker that is actuated by the pushrod coming off the lower control arm. There is also a secondary rocker that actuates the remote mounted DSSV shocks(blue). When running in Track mode, the high-pressure hydraulic system compresses the coil springs, then dropping the ride height from 4.7-inches off the tarmac down to 2.7-inches, and relegating all springing duties to the torsion bar.
What does the rear wing do for this supercar? Well, as the rear wing deploys, it then also changes its profile. Along with this change, the courtesy of electric motors inside that change the foil shape underneath and then automatically extend a small Gurney flap along the trailing edge. From here, it gets a 14% change in efficiency between the stowed and the deployed positions. We get a 14% more downforce while it is in the air or maybe 14% less drag when it is stowed. That’s all depending on how we look at it.
If you’ve ever looked for a great engine of a high-performance car, this engine can be the one you are looking for. The Ford GT’s 647-HP 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine shares 60 % of its parts with the Ford Raptor engine. It used the same block as the one used in EcoBoost-powered F-150s. All of the ancillary drives on this car have been removed from the front of the engine to place it as far forward as possible. The tall and round element that is located behind the block is part of the dry sump system, which is the part that holds 15.3 quarts of oil. 7DCL750 of Getrag is the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission of this 647 HP supercar. The intercoolers we found under the skin car are mounted in the sponsors ahead of the rear wheels. From here, the cooled and pressurized air is fed to the plenum chamber via tubes inside the flying buttresses that connect the sponsors to the roof of this GT.
Ford involved Ford’s team of racing drivers for designing the GT’s steering wheel. They gave some helpful input to the company about what they wanted and what function they needed to be at the steering wheel so that these are easy to reach. The result is a steering wheel with some selected controls including the drive mode selector, cruise control, light and wiper/washer switches, audio, and turn signal buttons. The paddle detents of this steering wheel are magnetic, like the one in the GT race car, to provide better precision and feel.
Well, the floor design is in fact quite important for a car. Here in this car, we found the inboard pickup points of the front suspension that are close to the center of the car. This placement allowing the floor of the GT to feature a race car-style “keel” that makes it possible for a high volume of air to pass into the wheel well and then bleed out the air via a low vent just behind the front wheel opening. It helps the airfoil-shaped of the front section of the floor generate downforce. With this design, when the rear wing of the GT is stowed, flaps open above the front splitter to guide air through vents just in the front foil section to reduce the downforce and also balance the chassis.