First Ford GT Supercar Rolls off Production Line in Canada

Jan 02 2017

Ford announced that the first street-legal version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off its production line in Markham, Ontario. The Ford GT was originally unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2015.

One of the most eye-catching composite applications on the Ford GT is the carbon fiber wheels, which were made by Australia-based Carbon Revolution. The carbon fiber wheels on the Ford GT are the same size as regular supercar wheels, but are structurally stiffer, and save more than two pounds of unsprung weight per wheel. Compared to standard wheels, the weight savings reduces inertia by 25 percent and allows for better handling.

According to Tech News Gazette, the car also features a carbon fiber passenger cell and aluminum front and rear sub frames encapsulated in structural carbon fiber body panels. The outlet adds that carbon fiber composites will allow the GT to boast the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.
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