Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has dropped the second in a series of videos on the development of the revived Ford GT.
Built as a tribute to the GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 1-2-3 finish, the next-generation GT is being developed as both a street car and a race car. In fact, the GT has already begun competing in the United SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship series, under Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team banner.
Chapter two of Ford's five-part The Return documentary is titled The Cutting Edge. Here we learn about the challenges and advantages involved in engineering a road car and race car simultaneously, using carbon fiber for the first time, and adapting a V-6 engine to a supercar. We also see aspects of the design process, and find out who has ordered serial number one.
In addition to Ford executives Bill Ford, Jr., Raj Nair, and Dave Pericak, we hear from the designers and engineers responsible for making this car happen.
If that's not enough, we also get to hear the GT's 600-plus horsepower EcoBoost V-6 start up and watch the car run on the track. Plus, there are some cool beauty shots.
We are looking forward to the next three installments, and the final long-form documentary.