Asia time, August 12, according to foreign media reports, Ford’s second generation GT will soon end production in 2022, recently a group of foreign media exposure of the car in the Ford Dearborn headquarters not far from the EPA test test site near the test spy photos, suggesting that the last generation of GT may use V8 engine, to the internal combustion engine era goodbye.
There is no clear evidence yet that Ford plans to equip the GT with a V8 engine, but sources say the new GT will use a 7.3-liter increased V8 engine to replace the current EcoBoost V6 engine. The newly revealed spy photos show that Ford has made changes to the engine bay and some details of this new car.
Externally, the rear of the test vehicle has yet to be fitted with a rear fender and diffuser and a temporary bumper pad unit. The shape of the exhaust pipes has also been improved, and the front side of the rear spoiler has a design that resembles an oil cup cover, which has never been seen on the GT before, or further evidence of design changes and adjustments to match the car to a different engine.
However, there is another possibility that Ford is using the GT body to test a completely different new model. This practice is not new to the automaker, where new powertrains are invisible in other models to enhance secrecy. As for installing a 7.3-liter V8 in a 3.5-liter engine space, it is not impossible to do so by optimizing the structural design; after all, a pushrod engine is inherently more compact than an overhead camshaft engine.