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Ford GT posts record lap times, offers new order kit

McLaren, Ferrari, and others should definitely take note By ,

The all-new Ford GT is the fastest Ford production vehicle on the track ever, achieving a maximum speed of 216 mph (347 km/h).

More than that, with a lap time of 2:09.8 minutes at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Ontario, it even beat some renowned supercars like the McLaren 675LT (2:10.8) and Ferrari 458 Speciale (2:12.9).

How did it pull that off? Well, you can start with the Ford GT’s new 3.5L V6 rated at 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque—90% of which comes in from 3,500 rpm. This is the highest output of any EcoBoost production engine to date.

The company also points to the car’s strong power-to-weight ratio coupled with the most advanced active suspension system in the segment.

In related news, Ford Performance has gone well beyond the traditional online build site, providing customers with a unique order kit to assist them in personalizing their new Ford GT which, by the way, entered production at the new Multimatic plant in Markham, Ontario last December.

This kit allows GT buyers to physically piece together every aspect of their supercar—including paint colours, wheel options, caliper colours, interior material samples, and racing stripes—as detailed in the following video: