Ford GT Geneva Live 1

Introduced earlier this year at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the second coming of Ford’s GT has made its European debut at the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show. For the uninitiated, the first Ford GT supercar was introduced to the world a decade ago as a homage to the original Le Mans-dominating racer from the 60s, the Ford GT40.

Set to go on sale next year, the low-slung, Canadian-made reboot of Dearborn’s legend will arrive packing a 3.5 litre, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that pumps out “over 600 hp” or in other words, the most powerful EcoBoost mill ever developed.

Sending all that grunt to the rear wheels is a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle transmission touted to offer “near-instantaneous gear changes”. Performance figures are still anyone’s guess but Ford has stated that the GT will provide “outstanding acceleration” courtesy of “one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car”.

As far as looks go, the latest reiteration of the Blue Oval’s icon is probably one of the most successful attempts at walking the line between looking towards the future and holding on to the glory days of yore. While it retains the basic, low-slung shape that defines the car, improvement in the field of aerodynamics have contributed to a multitude of slats and scoops that litter the entire bodywork.

Look past the familiar glasshouse design and trademark circular tail lamp clusters and one will most certainly notice the flying buttresses that bridge the entire length of the rear end. Such is the intricacy of the aerodynamic addenda, the whole rear segment of the car appears to have cavities large enough for the household pet to fit through.

Pop the gull-wing doors open and one is treated to a (surprisingly) calm-looking cabin with swathes of exotic materials that yours truly struggles to pronounce. Elsewhere, a digital instrument cluster is featured while the steering wheel appears to be quite successful at aping a Formula 1’s wheel.

With a debut on two separate continents out of the way, can Ford just man up and reveal some numbers already? Afraid of a little competition from Maranello, perhaps?

GALLERY: Ford GT makes European debut in Geneva


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