One point of focus and some consternation has become the engine, which isn't a thumping V8, but rather a 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6... They must be high on Ecoboost, right?
Actually, what they're about to do is unleash a true race-bred, and multi-race winning engine onto the world. According to Ford, the "GT engine wasn't developed in concert with the Daytona Prototype engine. It is the Daytona Prototype engine. That was our engine development program."
Daytona wha?? Daytona Prototype, which is the leading class from the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship. (One of the best, and most competitive racing series in the world right now, we'd add. DVR it.)
Until the press has a go, the video below provides a glimpse into what to expect from the powerplant. In the Ford GT, the engine will make about 650 hp.
Generally speaking, and from our perspective, race engines should absolutely be used in street cars.
We hope this starts a trend, and we applaud Ford's direction here.