The Ford GT is one of the most sought after sports cars ever since it made its debut at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, where only 500 buyers will be lucky enough to secure a unit. Even though obtaining one is extremely difficult, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the handiwork that goes into the revived sports car, as Ford is showing us here.

With deliveries of the new GT not due until the end of this year, this video by Ford has its engineering supervisor Nick Terzes, showing us a behind-the-scenes look at Wind Tunnel 8 in Allen Park, Michigan, where a Ford GT pre-production verification prototype undergoes wind tunnel testing.

This is just one of the multiple test sessions that Ford performs on the GT to prove that the company’s computer-based aerodynamic design actually works in the real world, at airspeeds approaching 200 km/h. “The prime reason we come to the tunnel is to get the actual physical data on the vehicle. We’ll look at interior wind-noise acoustics, and the aerodynamics of the vehicle,” Terzes explained.

Just looking at the GT, you’ll notice that Ford has gone the extra mile to ensure that the air manoeuvres its way around the car’s carbon-fibre body as efficiently as possible. The GT also harnesses the power of the air to enhance its stopping ability as exemplified by the large air brake ala McLaren SLR.

However, when the GT needs to get going, it can rely on Ford’s most powerful EcoBoost engine ever produced – a mid-mounted 3.5 litre EcoBoost V6 mill. The engine is said to be able to churn out over 600 hp and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

GALLERY: 2016 Ford GT