Even though it was not attainable by most, the SVT-developed Ford GT is one of those supercars that will go down in history as a true icon — especially in second-generation guise which only saw production of 4,038 units. But such an iconic halo vehicle unquestionably casts a big shadow, making it difficult for The Blue Oval to produce a successor.
That’s why we were surprised to hear that, during a recent Q&A with Automobile Magazine, soon-to-be-retired Ford Group Vice President of Product Development Derrik Kuzak was asked about the intent of creating a successor to the GT. His response? “Well I think there are certain things that we don’t want to talk about in terms of four-year product plans, if that’s okay.”
By not admitting to it, and surely not denying it, we can only hope. But perhaps the bigger question is surround the engine that
will would power such a beast, if produced. Our money is on a very unique variant of an EcoBoost powerplant… but with manufacturers using all kinds of combinations of electricity and hybrid propulsion systems in modern-day sports cars, we wouldn’t be too surprised to see something totally new under the hood as well.