Top Secret Ford GT Finally Revealed

In a world where new car photos are leaked all the time, Ford managed to keep the all-new 2016 Ford GT a complete secret for more than a year. For 14 months, the design and manufacturing of Ford’s 600 horsepower supercar remained under lock-and-key, in a super-secret, unassuming basement storage room.

Ford GT Front ViewOnly a small number of employees had access to the storage room, using actual old-school metal keys instead of the electronic ID cards usually used to get employees access to the building. In fact, losing this particular key just might get you fired. The employees were aware of the project only on a need-to-know basis, and were sworn to secrecy. Not even friends or family were allowed to know what their loved ones were working on all day (and often at night and on the weekends, too).

On occasion, the team would take the car outside for testing and to assess the project in the light of day. This only happened on weekends or days when no one else was around. The project – code name Phoenix – turned out to be a complete success, since not one photo was leaked until the 2016 Ford GT was officially revealed at last month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

According to autonews.com, keeping rivals like Acura (who revealed their NSX supercar just after the secret Ford GT was revealed) in the dark was certainly a benefit to its super-secret production, but the true reason behind all the secrecy was to speed up the decision-making process. Bureaucracy can bog the entire process down, and on a short timeline, it was beneficial to involve as few people as possible.Ford GT Back View

“Usually, we like to encourage, especially on important programs, wide input from around the world,” Moray Callum, Ford’s global design chief, said. “But on this one, we sort of realized both in terms of time and the element of keeping it quiet that we probably had to change the process here, so we picked a small group of designers.”

Here at Cambridge Classic Ford, we are drooling over the GT. What do you think? Was the GT worth keeping a secret? Tell us in the comments!

Ford GT Carbon Supercar Revs Up Detroit Auto Show

While the new Ford F-150 has dominated the Blue Oval’s headlines for many months now, Ford still managed to put out another equally impressive performance car at the North American International Auto Show this year—the Ford GT Carbon Fiber Supercar. This Ford GT supercar is one of twelve new performance vehicles the brand promised us by 2020—and if this is the standard, we’re excited to see the rest of those cars, for sure.

The Ford GT gets its power from its EcoBoost engine. Ford has begun implementing EcoBoost technology in basically every one of their vehicles, and this engine, a twin-turbocharged V6, is the most powerful EcoBoost offering yet. In fact, it will get over 600 horsepower. That engine is mid-mounted, and the car also features rear-wheel-drive and a beautiful carbon fiber design.

Ford GT Carbon

What’s more, the GT also received the EyesOn Design Prize for Best Production Vehicle at NAIAS. The award is given to the best production and concept vehicles making their global debuts in Detroit.

“Ford and its employees are honored to receive this recognition,” said Moray Callum, Ford Motor Company vice president, Design. “The great thing about the all-new Ford GT is that we were able to maintain the essence of the original GT40, while making it into a 21st century car. The GT’s cutting-edge technology and engineering demonstrate Ford’s commitment to performance and innovation in every aspect of our business.”

We’re certainly proud of the Ford GT Carbon Supercar here at Cambridge Classic Ford, but we’d be even more proud to see you behind the wheel of one. So come see us today to learn more about the supercar that shocked Detroit—and to get more information on all the Ford performance cars coming this decade.

Ford Concept Hints at Company’s Future

Ford has always been an innovator when it comes to performance vehicles, and it doesn’t look like the American carmaker will be stopping this tradition anytime soon. Known for its top of the line EcoBoost performance, Ford has decided to combine this technology with the new Ford GT Carbon Fiber Concept to create a GT model that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

“As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, referring to Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race that inspired financial backers to invest in his company. “We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make peoples heart’s pound.”

The all-new GT supercar features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever, featuring a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 that churns out more than 600 horsepower. Combined with the car’s lightweight, carbon-fiber body, this high-performance car is Ford’s most extreme offering.

Ford will begin producing the Ford GT Carbon Fiber Concept in 2016. Until then, stop in to Cambridge Classic Ford today and see what other high-performance options we have to offer!

Ford Prepares Multiple Mustang SEMA Cars

Ford is going all out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Mustang pony car and the SEMA show will be no exception. The American carmaker recently announced that it would be bringing multiple Mustang SEMA cars to Las Vegas this year, showcasing the pony car’s many features. Over a dozen of these Mustangs are expected to arrive at SEMA in November, coming from aftermarket tuners like Galpin Auto Sports, Steeda, Roush, and more

While each aftermarket vehicle will offer its own unique take on the ‘Stang’s big 5-0 anniversary, Galpin will start things off with a bang—or should we say with gold? The Galpin Mustang model will be covered in the precious metal, using black paint with gold flecks in it and gold wheels, side sills, brake calipers, and badges. Below all this shiny paint, the Galpin model will also pack a whopping powerhouse engine with a 5.0-liter V8 partnered with a Whipple supercharged that churns out 725 horsepower.

For more information on the multiple Mustang SEMA cars, make sure you check back to Cambridge Classic Ford!