2017 Ford GT first drive review: ready for supercar liftoff Page 3


Super enough?

The Ford GT, for all its space-age construction and concept car styling, inspires lively debate from gearheads.

Does its Canadian construction by Multimatic make it a truly American supercar? Is it a supercar if it’s powered by a compact V-6–not a wailing V-8, a snorting V-10, or a screaming V-12?

These questions vex enthusiasts in the cult. They fuel endless debates on the philosophy of intangibles versus spec sheets–even as the GT’s race version has proved its mettle at the world’s most grueling motorsports event.

For what it’s worth, I savored my day with this four-wheeled wedge, despite a steady diet of sampling high-end exotics. The Ford GT feels special inside and out, cylinder count be damned. That, coupled with its race-proven underpinnings and scant production numbers, makes it one of the most gratifying ways to punch a $450,000 hole into the atmosphere.

--Basem Wasef


 
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