The Ford GT produces 647bhp and 550lb ft of torque, enabling it to reach a top speed of 216mph.
The turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 supercar, which is the fastest car produced by Ford yet, outputs 90% of its peak torque from 3500 rpm.
The car weighs 1385kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 467bhp/ton, which is 12bhp/ton more than a Ferrari 488 GTB.
Ford claims its new supercar is quicker around Canada’s Calabogie Motorsports Park race track than the 510bhp/ton McLaren 675LT and 435bhp/ton Ferrari 458 Speciale (a discontinued model). It quotes a 2min 9.8sec laptime for the GT, which is faster than the times it recorded for the McLaren and Ferrari by 1sec and 3.1sec, respectively.
Ford attributes much of this pace to the car’s active aerodynamic and suspension systems.
“The Ford GT is all about performance,” said product development boss Raj Nair. “We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbonfibre architecture. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most – performance, specifically the active dynamics. The result is an even faster car.”