Ford teases mystery GT supercar announcement

Blue Oval could reveal a new version of its halo car at Goodwood

New Ford GT variant coming Goodwood 2019
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Ford has announced what’s likely to be a new version of the Ford GT supercar will be unveiled at the upcoming 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Teased via a vague press release accompanied by a shadowy image featuring the silhouette of a GT seen from the front.

2017 Ford GT road and race car
Picture: 2017 Ford GT road (right) and race car

Clearly visible in the image is a large, seemingly race-inspired rear wing.

“Ford will make a special Ford GT supercar announcement during a dedicated press conference from 4:45 a.m. EDT, July 4, at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed,” the press release reads.

Ford Performance global director Hermann Salenbauch and Multimatic CTO Larry Holt will be the ones to present the “news on the Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar.”

While it’s been theorised that the new GT will be a sharper, track-focused version of the supercar, some have speculated that it could be Ford preparing to pave a way to the new WEC hypercar class due to be introduced for the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Toyota’s GR Super Sport racer.

Toyota GR Super Sport WEC racer concept art
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However, Ford Performance’s motorsport boss Mark Rushbrook recently told outlet Sportscar365.com that wasn’t the case.

“We won’t [pursue it] at this point because our principles are relevant, affordable and global. And while it’s global in WEC, it’s not global in allowing competition in IMSA,” Rushbrook is quoted as saying.

Stay tuned as we await confirmation from Ford when the Goodwood Festival of Speed rolls around.

 

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