Ford Uses Wind Tunnel Testing to Help Develop the Design for the Ford GT

The all-new Ford GT is shaping up to be one of the best performance vehicles ever created. However, in order to help make it such an incredible vehicle, the team at Ford needs to make sure that the shape of the vehicle itself is expertly crafted to deliver the best performance. Fortunately, they have the perfect means to help develop such a design.

According to a Ford press release, Ford is using wind tunnel testing to help develop the design for the Ford GT. Utilizing a wind tunnel allows for the engineers at Ford to gather data on the noise levels and acoustics that a driver would experience inside the cabin of the Ford GT. More importantly, wind tunnel testing also allows for the Ford GT design team to optimize the aerodynamic capabilities of the GT.

“One of the great things about this car, as dynamic and beautiful as the design is, every single opening has a purpose on the car,” said Ford engineering supervisor Nick Terzes. “So If you see a large grille, if you see a scoop, it’s wasn’t just put there to look good. It was put there because it has a function.”

When the Ford GT is finally released, you can rest assured that the team at Ford has ensured that it delivers the best driving experience on the road, thanks in part to the testing that they are performing right now!

Design for the Ford GT

Check out the Throw-Back Style of the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

The newest Ford supercar is creating quite a stir in the automobile industry! Classic enthusiasts and new fans are both falling in the love with the Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition!

This is a limited edition vehicle whose color scheme was inspired by the 1966 Number 2 Le Mans-winning GT40. Not only is the color scheme of the new vehicle similar to the classic car, the new Ford GT40 also repeated the win in the famed 24-hour race.

The exterior is available in a black matte or gloss finish and is accented with silver stripes. There is also an exposed carbon fiber trim as well as the white #2 graphics on the doors and hood. Even the tires exude style, with black lugnuts and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels finished in a gold satin.

The interior continues the focus of the #2 graphics and racing history. There are X-braes on the seats, shift paddles, and the seat belts have the special blue webbing.

Available in limited quantities for the 2017 model year, this is one supercar that is truly a show-stopper!

Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition