Friday, February 04, 2011

Next-gen Ford GT supercar to be a hybrid, still weigh 500lb less than predecessor?

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/04/next-gen-ford-gt-supercar-to-be-a-hybrid-still-weigh-500lbs-les/

Next-gen Ford GT supercar to be a hybrid, still weigh 500lbs less than predecessor?
Ford's GT came back to life in the mid 2000s to give the brand a much-needed halo car and to re-kindle the fires of those who watched the GT40 trounce the Ferraris at Le Mans in the late '60s. It didn't live long, but rumors of its re-resurrection are growing stronger. Latest comes courtesy of Auto Express, which indicates this generation GT will weigh right around 3,000lbs -- a massive 500 lighter than its predecessor despite this new model supposedly packing a hybrid system. It'll offer a supercharged V8 paired with an electric motor driving the front wheels, not unlike the setup in the Porsche 918 RSR and its street-going version, the 918 Spyder. If these rumors prove true it'll hit that target thanks to an all-aluminum chassis, composite body panels, and an aggressive diet.

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