The Ford GT had quite a few firsts, notably ending Ferrari’s winning streak at a certain international race. Now it’s set to be the first production vehicle to hit the road with a Gorilla Glass windshield. Commonly found in smartphones, Gorilla Glass is made by Corning Inc. and is sure to set the standard for the next generation of supercars!
Gorilla Glass is scratch resistant and 30% lighter than traditional windshield glass. As a result, the new Ford GT will see improved handling, better fuel efficiency, and less chance of glass damage.
As a whole, the use of Gorilla Glass over regular windshield glass results in the supercar shedding 12 pounds. That means better acceleration and braking as well. As an added bonus, the entire car’s center of gravity is lower thanks to the reduced weight.
Gorilla Glass is 25% to 50% thinner than standard laminated windshields. Its strength, however, matches or exceeds its traditional counterpart. Both the front and back windshield will be made of the glass. Thinner and stronger, Gorilla Glass in the new Ford GT is likely to pave the way for other mass production automakers as well. Let us at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH know what you think!