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2015 NAIAS NEW PRODUCT REVEALS - Q&A:
Q: What is the Ford GT made of?
A: The Ford GT is composed of a carbon fiber passenger cell and structural carbon fiber body panels, with front and rear aluminum powertrain and suspension architectures and a high-strength steel upper body structure. Other lightweight components include 20-inch aluminum wheels and carbon ceramic brake discs.
Q: Why are you making this car?
A: The Ford GT is the ultimate performance Ford – a showcase for technical innovations including lightweighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost engines. These advances ultimately will benefit all future Ford vehicles.
Q: When does the Phoenix go on sale?
A: Late 2016.
Q: Is the new Ford GT based on the previous Ford GT or a current Ford platform?
A: No. The Ford GT is entirely new and is built on its own unique platform, not shared with any other Ford or Lincoln product.
Q: Is this a successor to the 2005-2006 Ford GT?
A: In name and spirit, yes. But the all-new Ford GT is a much more exclusive and higher-performance product.
Q: How much will the Ford GT cost? What do you see as its main market competitors?
A: We will have more pricing details closer to launch, but the Ford GT will compete with vehicles such as the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 650S and Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Q: How many will you build?
A: It will be a limited build, even more exclusive than the 2005-2006 Ford GT. [Note: Volume for the last GT was 4,038, with that total built during three years from 2004 until 2006: 550 in 2004; 1,900 in 2005; and 1,600 in 2006, or an annual average production of 1,750 per year.]
Q: Is it a global car? How many will be allocated for the U.S.?
A: The Ford GT will be distributed globally. We will have more allocation details closer to launch.
Q: What do customers interested in ordering one do now?
A: We will have more information closer to launch.
Q: Why did you choose an EcoBoost V6 engine over a V8?
A: The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is superior over a V8 alternative in terms of horsepower and torque per liter and per kilogram, providing better fuel and weight efficiency. It has also been proven in our IMSA Daytona prototypes.
Q: What is the transmission?
A: The Ford GT will have a seven-speed, paddle-shift, dual-clutch automated manual transmission. Among its track-focused market competitors, seven-speed automated manual gearboxes are the current state-of-the-art. The gearbox provides a wide ratio span with a minimal weight penalty.
Q: What does the Ford GT weigh? How fast does it go?
A: We will have more details on vehicle specifications closer to launch. But we can tell you the new Ford GT will have one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.
Q: Will the Ford GT have driver-assist technologies such as traction and stability control?
A: The Ford GT will have one of the most advanced suites of performance-tuned driver-assist technologies, including traction control, stability control, advanced active aerodynamics, including a deployable rear wing, keyed to both speed and driver input. The deployable rear wing adjusts its height and/or pitch angle, depending upon conditions tied into its suite of active aerodynamics.
Q: Will the Phoenix get SYNC 3?
A: Yes, the Phoenix will have SYNC 3, the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system.
Q: What’s the name of the show car color? Will it be available for production?
A: The color on the show car Phoenix is Liquid Blue. We will have more color and trim information closer to launch.
Q: When does the all-new Raptor go on sale?
A: The all-new Raptor goes on next fall.
Q: What model year is the all-new Raptor?
A: 2017 model year
Q: Why did you change the Raptor’s engine from a V8 to EcoBoost V6?
A: The Raptor’s high output 3.5-liter EcoBoost is all-new, from the engine block to its turbos and first-ever dual exhaust. It makes more horsepower and torque than the outgoing 6.2-liter V8, perfect for the demands of high-performance off-roading.
Q: How much power will the all-new Raptor have?
A: The Raptor’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost makes more horsepower and torque than the outgoing 6.2-liter V8, perfect for the demands of high-performance off-roading. We will have more information to share closer to launch.
Q: Will the Raptor offer a different transmission?
A: The all-new Raptor has an all-new 10-speed transmission.
Q: Will the 10-speed transmission be available for other F-150 models?
A: Yes. Future F-150 models will also share this transmission. We’ll have more news to share later.
Q: How much can Raptor tow and haul?
A: In addition to incredible performance off-road, Raptor has all the functionality of the F-150. We will share Raptor’s towing and payload ratings closer to launch.
Q: How much will the Raptor cost?
A: We will discuss pricing closer to launch.
Q: How many Raptors will you build?
A: We will build enough Raptor’s to meet customer demand.
Q: Is that a production vehicle on the show floor? Can consumers buy the color combo?
A: While this is a production vehicle, this show truck is displayed in a show color. That color combination currently is not available for production but it is under study.
Q: What colors will the Raptor be available in?
A: We will have more information about Raptor colors closer to production.
SHELBY® GT350 & GT350R MUSTANG
Q: When does the all-new Shelby GT350 and GT350R go on sale?
A: The all-new Shelby GT350 and GT350R go on sale late 2015.
Q: How much will the Shelby GT350 and GT350R cost?
A: We will discuss pricing closer to launch.
Q: When will allocation and production be announced?
A: We will communicate allocation and production volumes and timing in the second Quarter of 2015.
Q: Is that a production vehicle on the show floor: Can consumers buy the color combo?
A: While this is a production vehicle, this show car is displayed in a show color. That color combination is not available for production.
Q: What sets the GT350R apart from the GT350?
A: The GT350R is for the most demanding track-driving performance enthusiast. It removes components including the radio, air conditioning, back seat and various sound-deadening materials for overall weight reduction. A lower center of gravity, aerodynamic enhancements, suspension tuning and more free-flowing exhaust complete the “R” package.
Q: Can these features be optioned back into the GT350R if desired?
A: Yes. The GT350R can be ordered with the electronics package that adds the radio, air conditioning and several other features. Rear seat is not available.
Q: Which options will be offered?
A: The GT350R can be ordered with an optional over-the-top stripe, painted black roof and an electronics package.
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