New Ford GT: production late 2016, mid-engine twin-turbo V6

It’s not often that an all-new supercar launches without any credible leaks, but with the new Ford GT, the blue oval brand managed just that.

The new two-seat Ford GT features a mid-engine twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 with over 600hp (447kW) that powers the rear wheels. This engine is related to the high performance version of the motor that will debut in the new aluminium-body Ford F-150 Raptor.

Featuring a carbon fibre passenger cell, body panels and other structural elements, as well as aluminium front and rear subframes, the GT shouldn’t be too heavy.

The car rides on 20-inch alloy wheels clad in Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tyres, and stopping power is provided by carbon ceramic disc brakes all around.

Figures for performance, weight and other details have yet to be released, and probably will only be confirmed ahead of the GT’s move into production at the end of 2016.