Speed and Style
The Ford GT features styling and colors that accentuate its performance
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
We know that Ford Performance engineers pulled out all the stops in maximizing the performance of its latest Ford supercar. From its carbon fiber body panels to its EcoBoost engine to its six-piston Brembo brakes the Ford GT is built for speed. To accentuate that speed Ford designers put a lot of thought into the car’s style.
“We walked a fine line with the color and materials in this vehicle – infusing energy through use of color and balance while working to ensure the raw appeal of a performance car still shines through,” Barb Whalen, Ford design manager, color and materials, said. “Everything in the all-new Ford GT was intentionally designed to express ultimate performance.”
One striking use of colors is the availability of a variety of colors on the car’s six-piston, monoblock calipers. These calipers clamp carbon ceramic rotors, which are said to improve pedal feel and stiffness.
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