Do you have half a million dollars to spend on a new car? If yes, you may want to consider the 2020 Ford GT hypercar. Few Fords are as sleek, stylish and high performing as the GT. And few cars in the world handle racetracks as well as the GT. The twin-turbo V-6 engine produces an astounding 660 horsepower and 550 pound feet of torque that is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch. The speed and torque would be hard to handle if the engineers at Ford had not moderated the acceleration of the GT with exceptional handling.
As for the style, this is a car that turns heads everywhere it goes. And while the 2020 GT has been built for the track, it manages to handle most situations encountered on the streets with aplomb. This is a car that reviewers have called an “automotive masterpiece.” While most of us will never own a Ford GT, it’s always fun to dream. Here’s a peak inside Ford’s latest hypercar.
What can you say about the 2020 GT’s exterior styling besides “wow.” This is a car that looks like it was designed by a committee of 14-year-old boys. It’s the type of car you see on posters that are plastered on bedroom walls. Low to the ground, sleek and aerodynamic to a fault, the 2020 Ford GT is the personification of a race car. It’s as good looking as a Ferrari or Lamborghini and would not look out of place in some of the world’s best car collections. The 2020 GT is clearly a car that was deigned to impress. The exterior of the GT is one of its very best attributes, but certainly not the only thing to recommend this hypercar.
Engine and Performance
With the 2020 model, the Ford GT gets a new engine. The supercharged V-8 engine found in previous-generation GTs gets replaced with a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is similar to the one in the Ford F-150 Raptor. As mentioned, the new engine cranks out 660 horsepower and 550-pound feet of torque. The V-6 engine is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The combination ensures that the rear-wheel-drive GT can go from a standing start to 60 miles per hour in 3.0 seconds flat. The 2020 GT can also travel a quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 134 miles per hour. Not too shabby. The GT has also been praised for being light and agile even at high speeds. The monster engine and smooth ride make the 2020 Ford GT highly appealing. Add in the carbon-fiber wheels and the 2020 GT is hard to beat in terms of its engine and performance.
Trimlines and Prices
When it comes to pricing, the 2020 GT is straight forward. It costs $500,000. There are no trimlines available with a hypercar like the Ford GT. The options offered to buyers include selecting the exterior color, possibly adding racing stripes and finishing the front, rear and sides in carbon fiber. As mentioned, you can also upgrade to glossy carbon-fiber wheels and paint the brake calipers blue if you wish. Inside the car, you can add white leather to the dashboard and seats. That’s about it in terms of upgrades and options. When you buy a hypercar as expensive as the Ford GT, you should expect an all-in price.
The interior of the 2020 Ford GT can best be described as “minimalistic.” We’re talking extremely minimalist. The interior focus of the GT is all on the driver. Nearly every control in the car can be found on the steering wheel. Essentially the steering wheel in the GT functions as a control center for the driver. With the steering wheel in your hands, you can control every aspect of the vehicle. Another unique feature of the 2020 GT is the fact that the driver’s seat doesn’t adjust. Instead, Ford engineered the pedals and steering wheel to adjust to the driver’s position in the fixed seat.
If there is one quibble with the new GT it is that it can be difficult to get into the car given how low it is to the ground. This can be especially true for people who are taller than average. Still, the effort is worth it once you’re inside the GT. A digital display is inset into the suede-wrapped dashboard and controls the infotainment functions, which are impressive. All-in-all, the Ford GT is about one thing and one thing only – driving. As it should be.
Given the focus on driving and performance, the GT doesn’t offer all the bells and whistles people might expect from the infotainment system and in terms of connectivity features. You’re not going to find Apple CarPlay in the 2020 GT. Nevertheless, the hypercar does come outfitted with a 6.5-inch touchscreen that supports Ford’s Sync 3 software. It also responds to voice commands and has built-in navigation for those who want to road-trip in a $500,000 state-of-the-art piece of machinery.
In terms of safety features, the Ford GT is an ultra-high-performance car that is not used widely by the general public. As such, the GT is not crash-tested by an agency that conducts those types of safety evaluations. Similarly, the Ford GT does not come with any of the driver-assistance technology that is found in today’s consumer cars. You’re not going to get parking assist or lane departure warnings from the 2020 GT.
The GT does come with warranty coverage. After shelling out $500,000 one would hope so. And Ford does not base the warranty on the mileage, which means owners are fully covered for a three-year period after buying the 2020 GT. The coverage includes a limited warranty for three years and unlimited miles, and a powertrain warranty for three years and unlimited miles. Unfortunately, the 2020 GT does not come with any complimentary scheduled maintenance.
Neither the Environmental Protection Agency or Ford Motor Co. have announced fuel-economy estimates for the updated 2020 GT. When that information comes out, we can see how it compares to rivals such as the Lamborghini Aventador and McLaren Senna. However, none of these high-end race cars is particularly focused on fuel economy. Conserving gas and preserving Mother Earth are not what cars like the Ford GT are about.
- Sleek and stylish exterior.
- New more powerful engine.
- Exceptional handling and performance.
- Can be difficult to get into as it is very low to the ground.
- Minimal interior that lacks the technology features drivers today expect.
- Driver’s seat cannot be adjusted, and there is no scheduled maintenance offered.
The Last Word
The 2020 Ford GT is a hypercar that costs half a million dollars to buy. This is not a car that most people can afford, and it is certainly not built for taking the kids to soccer practice. The GT has been engineered to compete on racetracks and to be housed in the collections of high net worth individuals. Still, as far as hypercars go, the 2020 GT is in the top echelon. Few race cars on the market today can match the Ford GT in terms of its styling, powerful engine and exceptional performance. With the new GT, the engineers at Ford have outdone themselves. This is a race car that race car drivers love to take around the track. The rest of us can admire the GT from the spectator seats.