Is Ford about to unveil a hardcore GT?

By topgear, 23 June 2019

Pray silence all, Ford has an announcement to make. Well, not really, because this is them announcing that there will be an announcement. Got that?

On the 4th of July – apparently that’s a special day in America – Ford will pull the wraps off a new version of the stunning GT. From the teaser image above, we can already tell that it won’t be a completely new car, but it will have a MASSIVE rear wing.

This is good news. We can only speculate for now, but we’re hoping that this will be a lightweight, track-focused version of the V6-engined supercar. Something to give the Ferrari 488 Pista and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS a run for their money.

Of course, the GT has been racing at Le Mans and in GT classes for a few years now, so Ford Performance will have gathered huge amounts of knowledge and data to help save weight in the road-going car.

We wouldn’t even mind if there wasn’t a power upgrade. The current road car pumps out an extremely healthy 647bhp. But you know, if you fancy it Ford, 700bhp seems like a nice round number.

The actual announcement will take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but you’ll have to fight past us for a prime spot in the front row.