For some, auto shows are about shopping for your next vehicle; for others, they’re about dreaming about your next vehicle — and the car we’re about to talk about definitely fits into that second category. Ford announced today an updated 2020 GT supercar will be on display at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.
For 2020, the supercar gets more horsepower, an upgraded exhaust system and two new appearance packages.
Under the hood, the GT’s twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 returns, but horsepower is up 13 hp this year for a total output of 660 hp. Ford says the updated engine features a broader torque band and revised engine calibration plus mechanical upgrades that include gallery-cooled pistons and higher-energy ignition coil.
There’s also additional engine cooling and airflow updates such as new buttress air ducts that Ford says increase air flow by 50 percent, while larger intercoolers keep charge air temperatures cooler.
Also new is the premium Akrapovic titanium exhaust, standard for 2020. Ford says this exhaust provides a 9-pound weight savings over the previous system as well as a “deeply resonant, unmistakable sound.”
Outside, two new appearance packages are available. The Ford GT Liquid Carbon is a color-free clear-coat option that highlights the GT’s carbon-fiber body. The package also includes carbon-fiber wheels for which owners can choose titanium lug nuts, six-point racing harness anchors, five interior options and five caliper colors.
The second package is more of a throwback: a black pinstripe divides the blue and orange colors, recalling the 1968-69 Le Mans-winning GT40.
Deliveries of the upgraded 2020 Ford GT are ongoing, with production ending in 2022.
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