The 2017 Ford GT went into production in December 2016, to mark 50 years since the Ford GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, as a 2017 year model with one car being built each day until October 2020. The 2017 Ford GT sports a newly designed 3.5L (3,496 cc) twin-turbocharged Ford Ecoboost V6 engine that produces over 600 hp (447 kW).
The 2017 Ford GT's new 3.5L 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. 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 dual-clutch automatic gearbox delivering power to the rear wheels. Weighing 3054 lb (1385 kg), the Ford GT has a power-to-weight ratio of 4.72 lb/2.14 kg per hp.
The 2017 Ford GT can do 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 216 mph (347 km/h), making it Ford's fastest production car ever. In the Forza games, this top speed is always exceeded.
The Ford GT's windshield glass is made of Gorilla Glass, which is also used for smartphone screens.
The 2017 Ford GT Horizon Edition is a special variant of the 2017 Ford GT that can only be won through the Auction House, Horizon Wheelspin, or the Winter Wonder Land-Down-Under#Forzathon event by completing the Reindeer Games challenge. The Ford GT 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). It awards a double Credits boost.
The 2017 Ford GT also appears on the normal app icon for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.
The GT's 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 will be fixed in Forza Motorsport 7.
In the game files of Forza Horizon 3, the 2017 Ford GT is referenced as the "Ford Phoenix" ("FOR_Phoenix_16" and "FOR_PhoenixHE_16").
The Forza versions of the 2017 Ford GT use pre-production specifications of 630 hp (470 kW), 539 ft·lb (731 N·m), and 2890 lb (1311 kg).
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