Rumor: Ford GT to return as a hybrid supercar

Ford GT

We’ve been hearing about a successor to the Ford GT for quite some time right now. In Sept. 2010, it was reported that a successor to the Ford GT supercar may be an no emissions ‘green’ supercar that competes with the likes of the Audi e-tron, Porsche 918 Spyder and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL. In Jan. 2011, we saw some hesitation from Ford when product development head  Derrick Kuzak was asked about a GT successor.

“Well I think there are certain things that we don’t want to talk about in terms of four-year product plans, if that’s okay,” Kuzak said.

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Latest reports/rumors suggest that the overall proportions and mid-engined configuration of the Ford GT will remain intact. Powering the car will be a supercharged V8, with extra boost coming with a touch of a button from an electric motor driving the front wheels. Total output is expected to come around 600-hp. With weight coming in around 3,080 pounds, 0-62 mph will come in around 3 seconds with a top speed target of more than 200 mph.

Of course pricing for the successor of the Ford GT won’t be cheap but insiders say that it will be cheaper than its competitors.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress