The Ford GT Supercar has been out on the streets of London – with its Ford badges covered up to see if passers-by could work out what it is.
But no one expects Ford to make a supercar – or at least not ‘Joe Public’ – so Ford decided they should take a new GT out on the streets of London – with its Ford badges covered – to see what people thought.
To no one’s surprise, the passers-by thought everything from a Ferrari to a Lamborghini by way of a Bugatti, McLaren and Zonda, in the process ramming home Ford’s message that they can create a supercar that looks as good as any other supercar if people can see past the badge.
But the Ford badge does muddy the waters in buyers’ minds – and even those in the know would ask if Ford can get it right after the 2005 GT. But this new 2016 GT does look promising.
It has a very appealing design with lots of carbon fibre and aluminium, clever suspension and aerodynamics and a 3.5 litre turbo V6 expected to be good for 600bhp.
But is that enough, when it has Ford badges, to get buyers to part with £250,000 for each of the 250 GTs Ford will build each year?
2016 Ford GT what is it video