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For other cars with the Ford GT name, see Ford GT (disambiguation).
The Ford GT was created to fulfill the most auspicious destiny in the world of motorsport – claiming victory at Le Mans. Marking the 50th anniversary of the original Ford GT 40’s victory, the new Ford GT was built to prove that Ford can still dominate at the highest level of sports car racing. The production model GT is the starting point for homologation from which endurance racing provenance is borne. Take one look, or one listen, or one drive, and the character of a champion is obvious. Throughout the carved aerodynamics and gloriously sculptured form, players will find active elements and static design that create not only unique allure, but massive downforce. Within, technology abounds in adjustable suspension and drivetrain settings that put 647 EcoBoost twin-turbo driven horsepower to the massive rear wheels. Ford Performance set the bar high when they reinvented the GT, and of course both destiny and expectations were exceeded with not only the victory they sought, but the awe of the lucky 1,000 owners who are lucky enough to own them.
— forzamotorsport.net[1] 

The 2017 Ford GT, abbreviated as Ford GT '17, is a mid-engined supercar featured in Forza Motorsport 6 and all subsequent titles.

It is also featured as a Horizon Edition car in Forza Horizon 3 and as a Forza Edition car in Forza Motorsport 7.

Background

The 2017 Ford GT is the second-generation model of Ford's GT limited-production supercar introduced in 2005. Powered by an upgraded 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine, the GT acts as Ford's current halo car, tracing back its origin to the Ford GT40 race car of the 1960s.[2] It went into production in December 2016, to mark 50 years since the GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, as a 2017 year model with one car being built each day until October 2020.

Special Variants

Nutri-Grain Edition

The 2017 Ford GT Nutri-Grain Edition is a liveried variant of the 2017 Ford GT available only to New Zealand players in Forza Motorsport 6 as part of a promotion with Nutri-Grain.

Horizon Edition

The Horizon Edition has an upgrade preset that tunes it to the top of S2 Class and equips it with the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4's 6.5L V12 engine, but upgraded with twin turbochargers and other engine upgrades for a total of 1310 hp (977 kW) and 952 ft·lb (1291 N·m). The car also comes with a black body color with two white racing stripes and a generic race-ready front bumper and rear wing. It awards a double base Credits boost.

It can only be obtained through the Auction House, Horizon Wheelspin. It was also available as a reward in the Winter Wonder Land-Down-Under Forzathon event for completing the Reindeer Games challenge.

Forza Edition

The Forza Edition comes with homologated performance that retains its stock engine and gives a 50% CR boost that will be doubled for racing at Le Mans. Although its exterior is similar to the Horizon Edition from Forza Horizon 3 it lacks the dual white racing stripes.

It is rewarded upon completing all Championships in the Forza Driver's Cup.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 8.1 
Handling 6.2 
Acceleration 8.9 
Braking 6.1 
 
S 794
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 250,000 CR 501 TK
Top Speed: 217.4 mph  (349.8 km/h) Division: Exotic GT
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.514 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.4 ft (32.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 262.4 ft (80 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.31 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.42 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6Apex Wide Speed 8.1 
Handling 6.2 
Acceleration 8.9 
Launch 9.0 
Braking 6.1 
S 800

Unlock: Available from the beginning
Top Speed: 217.4 mph  (349.8 km/h)
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.514 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.4 ft (32.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 262.4 ft (80 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.31 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.42 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 8.4 
Handling 6.1 
Acceleration 9.0 
Braking 6.0 
FM7 T4 
S 799
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 445,000 CR
Top Speed: 227.5 mph  (366 km/h) Division: Exotic GT
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.515 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 130.8 ft (39.9 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 306.4 ft (93.4 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.30 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.39 g
Collection Tier: 4 - Super Rare (+800)
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 8.4 
Handling 6.1 
Acceleration 9.0 
Braking 6.0 
FM7 T4 
S 800
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 445,000 CR
Top Speed: 227.5 mph  (366 km/h) Division: Exotic GT
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.500 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 130.3 ft (39.7 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 304.2 ft (92.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.30 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.39 g
Collection Tier: 4 - Super Rare (+800)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 8.5 
Handling 8.0 
Acceleration 9.2 
Launch 8.9 
Braking 9.7 
S2 913
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 400,000 CR 800 T
Icon HUB Reward Be at Tier 10 prior to first playing Forza Horizon 3
Top Speed: 226.4 mph  (364.3 km/h) Championship: Modern Supercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.500 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 118.7 ft (36.2 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 289.0 ft (88.1 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.05 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.21 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Nutri-Grain Edition
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 8.1 
Handling 6.2 
Acceleration 8.9 
Braking 6.1 
 
S 794
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 250,000 CR 501 TK
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the 2017 Ford GT Nutri-grain Edition pack
Top Speed: 217.4 mph  (349.8 km/h) Division: Exotic GT
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.900 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.514 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.4 ft (32.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 262.4 ft (80 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.31 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.42 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Forza Edition
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed 7.5 
Handling 6.3 
Acceleration 9.0 
Braking 6.2 
FM7 T5 
S 800
Unlock: Complete all Elite Forza Driver's Cup Championships
Top Speed: missing data Division: Exotic GT
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Collection Tier: 5 - Legendary (+1,900)
FE 50% CR / +50% CR at Le Mans
Icon Bodykit Invert Horizon Edition
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 8.5 
Handling 8.3 
Acceleration 9.2 
Launch 9.0 
Braking 10 
S2 932

Icon Unique Reward Reindeer Games (Winter Wonder Land-Down-Under)
Top Speed: 226.5 mph  (364.4 km/h) Championship: Modern Supercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.914 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 5.514 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 117.4 ft (35.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 284.5 ft (86.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1 .10 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.27 g
Value: 400,000 CR HE Credits Boost
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 10 
Handling 8.7 
Acceleration 9.4 
Launch 9.0 
Braking 10 
S2 998

Icon Unique Reward Reindeer Games (Winter Wonder Land-Down-Under)
Top Speed: 264.8 mph  (426.1 km/h) Championship: Modern Supercars
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 2.956 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 4.872 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 112.5 ft (34.3 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 265.5 ft (80.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.16 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.42 g
Value: 400,000 CR HE Credits Boost

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide 6.0L V12
2.6L 4 Rotor - Racing
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 6.5L V12
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon Preset Conversion - Preset
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide S2 Class Preset (2017 Ford GT HE only)

Performance

The 2017 Ford GT sports a newly designed 3.5 L (3,500 cc) twin-turbocharged Ford Ecoboost V6 engine that produces over 600 hp (447 kW).

Its 3.5 L twin-turbocharged Ford Ecoboost V6 engine pumps out 647 hp (482 kW) at 6,550 rpm and 550 ft·lb (746 N·m) of torque between 1,200 to 5,800 rpm, although pre-Forza Motorsport 7 renditions of the GT have 630 hp (470 kW) and 539 ft·lb (731 N·m) instead. The car also has a racing-inspired pushrod suspension and active aerodynamics, the first for a Ford car. It is equipped with a 7-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic gearbox delivering power to the rear wheels. The GT is claimed to weigh 3054 lb (1385 kg) for the dry weight,[3] but pre-Forza Motorsport 7 renditions of the car weigh 2890 lb (1311 kg) and post-Forza Motorsport 7 renditions 3148 lb (1428 kg). It has a curb weight of 3354 lb (1521 kg) in real life,[4] yielding a power-to-weight ratio of 425 hp (317 kW) per tonne.[5]

It can do 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds, 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h), making it Ford's fastest production car ever. In the Forza games, this top speed is always exceeded, with the Forza Motorsport 7 rendition of the car reaching 228 mph (367 km/h).

Trivia

  • It appears on the cover art for Forza Motorsport 7 and on the normal app icon for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.
    • Owning the 2017 Ford GT in Forza Motorsport 6 unlocks the Cover Car achievement.
  • Its engine cover and front bonnet remain permanently shut in Forzavista, although the Ford #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans's engine cover and front bonnet can be opened. This was fixed in Forza Motorsport 7, where it now has an openable engine cover.[6]
    • Its engine cover can only be opened and closed via the Explode and Implode functions, respectively.
  • In the game files of Forza Horizon 3 it is referenced as the "2016 Ford Phoenix" ("FOR_Phoenix_16" and "FOR_PhoenixHE_16").
  • Its Forza Motorsport 7 rendition features side bumper markers, further indicating that the model used is now a US-spec model.
    • The Forza Edition lacks side bumper markers, indicating that its model was reused from the Horizon Edition in Forza Horizon 3, which in turn is based on the pre-Forza Motorsport 7 rendition of the 2017 Ford GT (the one that lacks side bumper markers).
  • It comes with only Liquid Blue as a manufacturer color option, even it is available with multiple colors in real life.[7]
  • Its windshield glass is made of Gorilla Glass, which is also used for smartphone screens.

Gallery

Model Variants

References

  1. "Forza Garage Week 6". forzamotorsport.net
  2. "Ford GT Supercar". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 04/04/2018.
  3. 3054 lb (1385 kg) dry weight: Fox News - 2017 Ford GT confirmed with 647 hp, 216 mph top speed
  4. 3354 lb (1521 kg) weight: Motor Trend - 2017 Ford GT First Test: The Price of Priceless
  5. Calculated using actual curb weight of 3354 lb (1521 kg); with 3148 lb (1428 kg), this figure becomes 453 hp (338 kW) per tonne
  6. Openable engine cover: Forza Motorsport - Forza Garage Week 4
  7. Manufacturer color options: Forbes - 2017 Ford GT: Top 10 Color Combinations From The New Ford GT Configurator