When it comes to near perfect automotive design, it’s hard to look past the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new GT supercar. But what’s most impressive is that rather than the aesthetic, it’s aerodynamic efficiency that’s at the heart of the design, with every surface and shape designed to minimize drag.

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In this new video, designers Garen Nicoghosian and Bernie Marcus talk about how Ford honored its past while including the latest in design and aerodynamic features on the new GT. They also explain why certain elements of the car, such as the vertical intakes flanking the cabin, are shaped the way they are.

The new GT represents Ford’s commitment to innovation through performance. Its advanced, lightweight carbon fiber composites as well as other technologies will eventually filter down to other models in the automaker’s lineup, helping to improve their performance as well.

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The car is currently in testing, both in race and road car forms. The race car will make its motorsport debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January while the road car is expected to go on sale towards the end of 2016.


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