Thursday, February 3, 2011

Will the Ford GT be Reborn as a Hybrid?

If the rumors in the auto industry are accurate, the Ford GT might re-introduced as a retro-styled, modern Hybrid. What does this mean exactly? Well, it would essentially be a purely electric supercar much like the Mercedes Benz SLS E-Cell. I for one think the Ford GT Hybrid would be a welcome addition to the road.


In order to keep up with the competition, stop/start ability coupled with an electric assist engine will keep the car relatively "green" which is obviously a requirement of a hybrid, but targets are still set at approximately 600 horsepower!

Ford will likely achieve its goal with the help of a turbocharger (or two?) and a lightweight aluminum chassis. I'll be keeping my eye on this one!

24 comments:

  1. Wouldn't this defeat the purpose of the Ford GT?

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  2. It won't be the same unless it drinks gas faster than a frathouse can float a keg.

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  3. That is a nice looking car, if I do say so.

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  4. Green with 600hp?? Is this a dream?

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  5. Anything better for the environment and that is gas efficient is a good car in my book :D

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  6. haha, a green muscle car? Who'd have thunk it?

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  7. ford is my best car and not expensive

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  8. Hope so, A ford GT hybrid would be awesome

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  9. it would be awesome if they did.

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  10. hahha thats insane! keep it up =)

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  11. probs to keep up with the new porsches

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  12. that is a cool cool looking car...and not that bad for the environment either. Double prizes :)

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  13. Would be really interesting :D Driving the current version often in NFS hot pursuit (2010) :D haha pathetic I know :P

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  14. I love the idea, but how would the engine sound? Those electric cars are so quiet and wussy sounding... wouldn't this defeat the whole purpose of the GT?

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  15. Beer: Some cars actually have the artificial sounds to mimic engine noises. This is mostly to warn pedestrians of coming cars, but I'm sure there's a way to fake the sound if you want power haha. But some mad bass in the engine.

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  16. Sure looks cool but I dunno.....I always associate Hybrid with HO

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  17. I really hope so, this looks awesome.

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