2017 Ford GT prototype fails to start in Spain – Video
A prototype of the all new 2017 Ford GT had some problems starting up last weekend at the Circuito del Jarama in Spain.
The embarrassing event took place during the 24 Hours Ford 2015 event at the Jarama circuit where the Ford GT was showcased also as the featured car of Forza Motorsport 6. Initially, the Ford GT prototype refused to start up, but Periodismo del Motor says that after 20 minutes the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine came to life and Ford’s employees managed to move the vehicle into the transport trailer.
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Things happen with prototypes that are not finalized, but rest assure everything will be ready in time for the car’s launch set for late next year at a starting price of around a sky high $400,000. Production will be capped at 250 units per year and Ford Performance promises to provide an “ultra-high-performance supercar” with an engine capable of developing more than 600 horsepower. The Blue Oval company says it will have one of the best power-to-weight ratios ever along with near-instantaneous gear changes thanks to its newly created 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.