What Color New Ford GT to Get? The Configurator Only Goes So Far

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The 2017 Ford GT looks good in nearly any color, including Liquid Red

The new Ford GT’s design is stunning in almost any color. The low profile, aggressive body lines and flying buttresses give it a visual presence few street cars can match. If you’ve been allocated one and have to pick a color, stripe and wheel combination the choice isn’t easy. I’ve been playing around with the Ford GT configurator and while I’ve eliminated a few colors there are still several I’m considering. Read more

2017 Ford GT Begins Production

2017 Ford GT Production
2017 Ford GT production began on December 16, 2016

Last week production of the new 2017 Ford GT started at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario. Multimatic is a specialized manufacturer supplying many advanced components across the auto industry. In the case of the Ford GT, Multimatic isn’t just supplying suspension or drivetrain or active aerodynamic parts, they are using their experience in advanced vehicle components to construct the entire car. Read more

2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

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The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition in Shadow Black

You can see all the color and trim options for the new 2017 Ford GT at the Ford GT configurator, but for buyers looking to take the easy way out there’s the 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition. This one is designed to pay homage to the original GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mens race. It debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey. Read more

2017 Ford GT Races at Le Mans, and Wins!

Ford GT 2016 Le Mans Front Strait
The Ford GT returned to Le Mans 50 years after its first victory

Fifty years after winning Le Mans in a 1-2-3 sweep, Ford Motor Company returned to the most famous race in the world. This 24-hour test of man and machine, with a 90-plus-year history, remains the pinnacle of endurance racing. Winning the 24 hours of Le Mans is a claim every automaker wants to make — but only 13 can. Winning Le Mans four or more times, which Ford did from 1966 to 1969, has only been accomplished by 6 automakers. So when Ford returned to Le Mans with the new Ford GT this year, it was a big deal.

Ford GT 2016 Le Mans Pit Lane
A tour of the Le Mans pit area was one of many perks of this trip

I was fortunate enough to attend the race for the first time this year. It had been on my bucket list forever, and I figured this was the year to make it happen. Happily, the Ford GT Forum felt the same way and arranged a group travel package for owners. By working directly with the automaker the Ford GT Forum was able to secure space in Ford’s VIP suite, which overlooks the front straight at Le Mans. Read more

2017 Ford GT First Road Test…Sort Of

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A Frozen White 2017 Ford GT was one of two tested last week in Las Vegas

Many questions about the 2017 Ford GT remain unanswered, but some information was recently released through a brief ride along by some enthusiast publications at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Motor Trend, Road & Track and Top Gear were all given an opportunity to experience the 2017 Ford GT — from the passenger seat. These publications also learned more about the GT’s advanced suspension and aerodynamic capabilities. Read more

New 2017 Ford GT in White (Again) in Chicago

2017 Ford GT White Chicago Auto Show
My second look at the 2017 Ford GT in white only increased its appeal

About a month after its Frozen White debut in Detroit the same 2017 Ford GT prototype appeared at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show (wearing the same color). The color’s impact on me hadn’t faded a bit 4 weeks after the Detroit show, with many fans appropriately dubbing this white 2017 Ford GT “stormtrooper.” Read more

New 2017 Ford GT in White at Detroit Auto Show

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The 2017 Ford GT appears in Frozen White at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Every time a new 2017 Ford GT debuts in a new color it causes a stir, and at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show the 2017 Ford GT showed up wearing Frozen White for the first time. Generally speaking, white isn’t one of my preferred colors, but on certain cars it looks great. I always loved the white Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved me, and I love 1970-1973 Pontiac Firebirds in white. Of course as I noted before, superb vehicle design can make almost any color work, and the new Ford GT looks stunning in white.

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New 2017 Ford GT in Yellow at CES

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A 2017 Ford GT debuted a new color, Triple Yellow, at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas

As the 2017 Ford GT gets closer to production every Ford GT fan is waiting to see what color the car will show up in next. By January of 2016 we’d seen a GT in Liquid Blue (during its global debut in Detroit), Ingot Silver (at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show) and in Matte Black (at the 10th annual Ford GT owners rally). For the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Ford showed up with a Triple Yellow 2017 Ford GT wearing black stripes and black wheels. Read more

2017 Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show

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The New Ford GT in a new color at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

One month after the new Ford GT debuted at the Detroit auto show the car made its second appearance at the Chicago auto show. The global debut GT was painted a shimmering shade of “Liquid Blue” with no stripes. The Chicago auto show car wore “Ingot Silver” with wide, dark gray (“Alloy”) stripes. As in Detroit, the car drew a consistent crowd throughout both press days. Read more

New 2017 Ford GT Debuts in Detroit

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Bill Ford Jr. and Mark Fields introduce the new Ford GT in Detroit

Starting in the fall of 2014 there were vague-yet-recurring rumblings about Ford building an all-new Ford GT. This rumor resurfaced every couple years after the 2005-2006 Ford GT ended production in October of 2006, making it hard to take this one seriously. At first…

But the rumors went from vague to specific as the the Detroit auto show approached. By December 2014 I was hearing the GT rumor from highly reliable sources, gradually wearing down my skepticism and inspiring me to get up early on January 12, 2015. That was the first press day of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and Ford had the first press conference that day. Read more