2017 Ford GT Takes on Wind Tunnel in New Round of Testing | Edmunds

2017 Ford GT Takes on Wind Tunnel in New Round of Testing


ALLEN PARK, Michigan — Car shoppers eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2017 Ford GT later this year at Ford dealerships can get a behind-the-scenes look at the coupe undergoing wind-tunnel testing, courtesy of a new Ford video.

The footage shows a pre-production GT in the tunnel with airspeeds approaching 125 mph.

Ford said the testing is "just one of multiple sessions to prove out the extensive computer-aided aerodynamic models with physical wind tunnel data."

Engineers are studying the GT's interior wind-noise acoustics and the performance of the active rear wing.

The GT is undergoing "non-stop" development, the Dearborn automaker said.

Despite the wind-tunnel testing, Ford spokesman Matt Leaver told Edmunds that fuel-economy numbers are not yet available for the GT.

"We do not have fuel-economy numbers yet as we still haven't finalized horsepower and torque," he wrote in response to a query from Edmunds.

The EPA has not rated the 2017 Ford GT.

Key GT rivals include the Acura NSX, Audi R8 and McLaren P1.

Edmunds says: The GT edges closer to car shoppers' hands as 24/7 testing continues.

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