• Jan 13, 2011
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Now here's a juicy rumor we can get excited about: According to the crew over at Automobile, Ford may be considering another shot at the legendary Ford GT. The news comes courtesy of Derrick Kuzak, Ford's head of global product development. After being questioned about the possibility of a GT successor, Kuzak chose his words very carefully by admitting that there are certain things in the four-year product plan that the company isn't comfortable with discussing. While that's not an out-and-out confirmation that the Blue Oval wants to see another mid-engine, high-horsepower machine in its stable, the overly diplomatic response does indicate that the thought may have crossed more than a few minds in Dearborn.

Is this a thin thread to cling to? Absolutely, but the talking heads of the industry typically site pesky issues like a vehicle's high expense and looming CAFE standards as perfect reasons against building a new halo car. Considering that none of that rhetoric showed up this time around and the fact that we've heard rumors about a hybrid GT successor, it wouldn't seem to be too much of a stretch to think that we just might see a new version of the car in a few short years. Consider our fingers crossed.



[Source: Automobile]


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      Beyond Concerned
      • 4 Years Ago
      GREAT NEWS, The GT belongs in the Ford performance offerings... So Does A high Performance AWD SUV !!! The market is craving an EDGE 427R... PLEASE !!!

      I drive daily a trailblazer Ss and love it, however I will not now or ever buy from Obama Motors, I'm done with GM & Chrysler forever. Please Ford... Work with Roush and/or Shelby and Immediately offer an AWD Edge 427R with a 6 speed automatic for better economy.

      The market is real and Impatiently waiting... I know I am !!!
      la
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Halo" cars are a stupid waste of money and effort. Put the same passion in mainstream cars, like Ford has been doing lately, and people will buy them. I would venture to say that not a single person bought a Ford, other than an actual GT, because they had GTs in the showroom. Futher, is it more impressive that they can put that kind of technology and effort into a car that sells for 150k+, or that they build such a great car as a Focus or Festiva for 15k --- FORD: Just keep working to bring more of the euro and global products to the US. Thanks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford GT.. Best American built car ever????? What are you smoking? Whatever it is please put it down. When Ford released its last generation of GT's they FLOPPED! Why? Because of poor quality, slow, UNreliable and UGLY! Any REAL car enthusiast will agree with what i just said. Ford makes a great Mustang. Stick to what you know. Put your efforts into making a better mustang. Although I think they need to cut back on all of the different models/versions that they make. No car needs 30 variations of the SAME product. Ford is doing the SAME things now that screwed them up in the 80's. They are making cars that ALL LOOK THE SAME. The new explorer, edge, taurus and flex ALL look the same. Mr. Mulally has done an EXCELLENT job of getting ford (financially) back on track.... Kudos. But hes not a car designer. Ford can make this GT again if they TOTALLY redesign it. Give it the WOW factor as far as looks and make it POWERFUL! So its not impossible but it will be a challenge. As far as the person who said that the GT was the best american sports car is FUNNY. The ZR-1 is the BEST AMERICAN MADE SPORTS CAR EVER!!! Now THAT car is nearly PERFECTION!
        • 4 Years Ago
        First you say they sold out... then you say they stopped making them due to regulations.. And ford would make a car that wouldnt pass regulations? lol come on guy you have to do better than that. PS... AND I MUST SAY THIS IN ALL CAPS... FORD GT-40 0-60 IN 3.3SECONDS... CORVETTE ZR-1 0-60 IN 3.1 SECONDS.... So not ONLY is the vette FASTER, LIGHTER, MORE POWERFUL, BETTER QUALITY and BETTER LOOKING. Its gets to 60 FASTER than your FORD. PS.. dont need to look at a poster to see my ZR-1. I have her in my garage. GM will always KILL anything that wears a blue oval... HA HA HA HA.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I really hope your being sarcastic because if you're not you need a lobotomy. Judging by your bar I'm guessing you're not.

        Seriously, if you really think it "flopped" why did they sell out? Why did they sell for double their MSRP? Why is it appreciating in value? A totaled GT just sold for $40,000.

        Slow? It hit 60 on 3.3 seconds, faster than a ZR-1 with nearly 90 less hp. It's also 4 years older.

        Styling? The ZR-1 looks like pretty much every other Corvette driven by a retiree except with a cheesy hoodwindow so you can look at the engine cover. That is it's biggest styling feature, a plastic window on the hood.

        Production was stopped on the GT not because of poor sales but new side impact regulations. The car is only 44 inches tall and new regulations require the door sills to be so high that the side windows would be slits. Any REAL enthusiast would know that and more than likely slap you for your thoughts.

        You can still keep the ZR-1 poster on your wall and pick it in Need for Speed but you clearly have no clue what you are talking about.

        Also fix your caps lock. It seems to be stuck.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'm sure you have one in your garage. I doubt you have your first pube yet. People that actually own a car that costs as much as the ZR-1 do not write in all caps, babble like an idiot and put "lol" in a sentence.

        They were only set to build a limited amount because of the regulations and they sold them all. It was set to be built I don't know whats so hard to understand since you're such an enthusiast.

        They are indentical through the 1/4 mile, identical in top speed (205), despite the Ford GT being 4 years older. I was wrong on the 0-60, I have citations that place them both at 3.3. Motor Trend puts the ZR-1 at 3.4 which is what GM itself rates it at.

        GT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_GT#Performance_and_engineering

        ZR-1:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Corvette_C6_ZR1#Specifications

        That is all, I can tell I am speaking with a real automotive expert. One who even has a ZR-1 in their garage... on Gran Turismo.
      butcher74
      • 4 Years Ago
      just what we need is a high dollar gas hog like this.if FORD wants to do something worth while They need to bring back that little Festiv CAR THAT HAD THE mAZDA MOTOR in it. IT was like a 1.3 litter engine that got good gas mileage. BUT, NOOOOOOOOOOO WAY DO WE want to put out something like that that people can afford to drive.; no way, jose!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @butcher74
        Wow, do you ever sound dumb.

        Sorry, but is there one ounce of testosterone in your body??

        I'm a female enthusiast, and the Ford GT is the closest thing you can have, to sex on wheels.

        Grow a set, man !!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about an updated GT90 concept?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes!
      • 4 Years Ago
      YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Take this for what you want.... THIS IS FOR REAL! at least "for real" in the truth that Ford is intensely planning this project. Ford was recently offered a hefty cash amount for the GT chassis tooling (which is sitting in storage collecting dust so why not sell it), to which the response from the highest level was "no thanks, we have plans for it."
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this is true since the GT was the best production car to ever come from a big 3 manufacturer regardless of price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shelby GR-1 anybody?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's most impressive is that used versions of Ford GT's are selling for 80k more than than they did new. That's the sign of a VERY collectible car. Anyone that has one is smart to hold on to it for a while.
      CheckTheseOut
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really hope this isn't a tease! That car is nothing but HOT!
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