Ford GT WEC Racer at Autosport International 2016

Ford GT is back to business, we all know it and we were waiting for this. The last time we saw a Ford GT was in 2004, when the smartest phone was a Nokia! Hopefully, I will manage to spot a Ford GT at Autosport International 2016 (NEC, Birmingham). However, this Ford GT was designed for the Le Mans race and named, Ford GT WEC Racer.

I am sure many people will get upset for this comment, but honestly, the Ford GT WEC Racer makes the Formula 1 look a bit dull. This car looks amazing, fantastic.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find detailed specifications, which is quite usual with the racing series cars. It is most likely powered by a 3-lt EcoBoost V6 with 600 HP, but no details regarding the hybrid system are available at this time.

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The New Ford GT

Ford GT is back again and it is new! Honestly, I am not surprised with the new Ford GT because the competition is getting tough. McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and Ford GT was missing. However, ten years ago the Ford GT was capable of competing with Ferrari and Porsche. At the moment, Ford GT is a bit under powered for this competition.
The new Ford GT is only 600 HP but it comes from a V6 3.5-lt EcoBoost engine! And coupled with a double clutch automatic gearbox. In addition, the new Ford GT offers active aero dynamics. This means, you will see flaps moving like an airplane. Regarding to the weight, Ford GT now features lots of carbon fibre and Ford says, it is really light. However, there are not official information regarding to the weight of the Ford GT.
Personally, I really like the Ford GT and its V6 engine. However, I was expecting to see some hybrid technology and more engine power to compete with McLaren, Porsche and Ferrari.
By the way, steering wheel has too many buttons like Ferrari!

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Porsche 918 Spyder with Electric Power

Porsche 918 Spyder, this new Porsche will take the space after Carrera GT left the production. Porsche 918 Spyder is a totally new concept, unlike Carrera GT it does not run on only petrol power, Porsche 918 runs with electric power as well. There are two electric engines are placed in 918 Spyder, one in front axle (122 PS) and the other one in rear axle (108 PS) act as a hybrid and runs with petrol engine. Moreover, 4.6-lt V8 petrol engine is also present and produces 570 PS of power. The combination of electric and petrol engines deliver more than 770 PS of power to Porsche 918 with only 3lt/km of consumption level! In addition, batteries can be charged by plug-in but charging times are not announced yet. The top speed is more than 325 kph (200 mph).
918 Spyder will also feature adaptive rear-axle steering and fully adaptive aerodynamics. Rear-axle steering can be found in BMW cars today and improves the cornering and parking significantly. Adaptive aerodynamics will be similar to Bugatti Veyron’s adaptive rear spoiler; acting as an air brake and improve handling at high speed.
Porsche 918 Spyder will go into production end of September 2013 and first delivery will be before the end of 2013. Porsche will be using carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFPR) to manufacture 918 Spyder. This enables to reduce the weight significantly and improve consumption, better handling and also better safety in higher speeds. As a result of this new technologies, Porsche defines the 918 Spyder as minimum consumption and maximum of performance.
According to press release and technical information, Porsche 918 Spyder will create a path in super car segment. During 2000s; we saw Ferrari Enzo, Mercedes McLaren SLR, Porsche Carrera GT and Ford GT. Each of these cars developed and improved the meaning of super car, and in following years we will a new type of super car territory. 

Specifications of the Porsche 918 Spyder*

Body: Two-seater Spyder; carbon fibre reinforced plastics
(CFRP) monocoque interlocked with CFRP unit carrier;
two-piece Targa roof; fixed roll-over protection system.

Drivetrain: Parallel full hybrid; 4.6-litre V8 mid-engine with drysump
lubrication; hybrid module with electric motor and
decoupler; electric motor with decoupler and gear unit
on front axle; electrical system recuperation; four
cooling circuits for motors, transmission and battery;
thermal management.

Engine Power: > 570 hp (V8 engine)
~ 90 kW (hybrid module on rear axle)
~ 80 kW (electric motor on front axle)
> 770 hp (combined)

Suspension: Double-wishbone front axle; optional electro-pneumatic
lift system on front axle; electro-mechanical power
steering; multi-link rear axle with adaptive electromechanical
system for individual rear wheel steering

Brake system: High-performance hybrid brake system with adaptive
recuperation; ceramic brake discs (PCCB).

Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity (BOL
nominal), 202 kW maximum power and mainscompatible
plug-in charger.

Performance: Top speed > 325 km/h
purely electric > 150 km/h
Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h < 3.0 s

(NEDC): Total ~ 3.0 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: Total ~ 70 g/km
Range: Purely electric > 25 km
* Provisional specifications

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