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Official: the Ford GT produces 647hp and will do 216mph

Full US specs revealed for fastest production Ford ever. Spoiler alert: it's fast

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Over a month after the first production cars rolled off the line, Ford has finally revealed just how fast the new Ford GT is. The answer, somewhat predictably, is very. 

We now know that the GT’s 3.5-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 makes a whopping 647hp at 6,250rpm, and 550lb ft at 5900rpm. Not quite as powerful, nor as torquey, as a Ferrari 488GTB but close. Really close. And these are specs for US market GTs: European cars may differ. We’ll find out in March.

A dry weight of 1,385kg puts it within 15kg of the 1,370kg Ferrari, while its top speed of 216mph is a fair bit faster than the Ferrari’s 205mph. 

Around Calabogie Motorsports Park, a three-mile track not far from Ottawa, Canada (us neither), Ford claims the GT is a second quicker than the McLaren 675LT (one of the GT’s “primary competitors”, says Ford, alongside the 488) and some three seconds quicker than the mighty Ferrari 458 Speciale. No 0-62mph time yet, but if both the 488 and 675 do it in three or so seconds, we can expect similar from the GT.

If you want to nerd out and look at the full spec sheet, go right ahead. And keep your eyes peeled for our incredibly in-depth look at the GT from this month’s Top Gear magazine, which is set to hit in the coming days.

In the meantime, amuse yourself by watching the GT enter into ‘Race Mode’ time and time again

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