The Consumer Technology Association has named the 2016 Ford GT, a high-performance, lightweight sports car, as the official vehicle of the International Consumer Electronics Show to be held next month in Las Vegas.
“Ford was the first automaker to have a significant presence at CES nine years ago, and we are proud to continue that legacy of innovation in 2016,” says Mark Fields, Ford’s president and CEO. “As we move forward with our Ford Smart Mobility plan, CES is the perfect venue for sharing news on our efforts to change the way the world moves and provide new solutions in the areas of connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics.”
“Ford GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar — we are honored Ford GT has been named the official vehicle of CES,” says Raj Nair, group vice president of global product development at Ford. “Ford GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio…”
The Ford GT will be equipped with a 600-horsepower, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine, along with a a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle that offers quick gear changes and a high level of driver control. The vehicle will be made with lightweight carbon fiber composites and has an active rear spoiler that can deploy and adjust its height and pitch based on driving conditions.
“Ford GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio, Nair says,
The sports car will offer a Formula 1-style steering wheel and a digital instrument cluster as well as a display that can be changed for different driving environments and modes.
The vehicle will go on sale next year. Pricing has not been announced.
The International Consumer Electronics Show, a private electronics and technology trade show, will be held Jan. 6-9 at various locations throughout Las Vegas, including the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center.