Now we have initial performance numbers from Ford that demonstrate the racecar foundation translates to mega capability.
Top speed number isn't typically all that compelling to us, but when the figure notably exceeds 200 mph it becomes, well, compelling and noteworthy. 216 mph for the GT to be exact.
Of more interest though is the GT's reported conquering activities at Ontario's Calabogie Motorsports Park.
Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9
McLaren 675 LT: 2:10.8
Ford GT: 2:09.8
Track rats know that it takes more than a 600+ bhp engine to achieve fast laps, and for lap time purposes the GT employs some very P1-esque technologies.
Active aero (see the video below) keeps the GT planted and also functions as an air brake.
The GT also features DSSV shocks (like those on the Camaro Z/28), and adjustable ride height, which includes a track mode that lowers the car by two inches.
Learn more about the Ford GT here.