How Ford kept the new GT a secret

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How Ford kept the new GT a secret

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Ford has managed to keep the development process of the new GT completely secret, with no photo leaks before it was presented at the Detroit auto show. To keep the Ford GT a secret the company designed it in a basement.





How Ford kept the new GT a secret

So the car was developed in the basement of the Product Development Center, known as PDC, a huge building at the base of Ford at Dearborn. In this building, Ford has several design studios. There, is also the office of Raj Nair, chief engineer of all Ford cars, with the company giving access to the basement studio to as few designers as possible.

In total there were four designers and a chief, who all had a special key card, which gave them access to the lower level of the building.  Ford designers have given attention to the slightest detail design of GT, both in terms of engineering and aesthetic. The car was prepared within 18 months, with the production version, which differs only 5% compared with the original to cost close to $250,000.

The production version will have slightly larger wing mirrors and slightly different lights and as the concept it will be equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 twin-turbo EcoBoost engine producing more than 600 hp. The engine will be combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which sends the power to the rear axle.