News: 2017 Ford GT Design

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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.

There are few materials that scream performance as loud as carbon fiber and the new Ford GT uses it inside an out. Its instrument panel is carbon fiber and available with a gloss, matte or Shadow Black finish.
There are few materials that scream performance as loud as carbon fiber and the new Ford GT uses it inside an out. Its instrument panel is carbon fiber and available with a gloss, matte or Shadow Black finish.

“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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