The new Ford GT is introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 12, 2015
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By David Stout
January 13, 2015

Ford Motors was not short on confidence this week.

After a nine-year hiatus, the iconic American automobile manufacturer unveiled the latest installation of the prized GT to ecstatic car aficionados at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday.

The new GT packs a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine capable of blasting out more than 600 horsepower. The car is set to hit production lines next year.

During a press conference on Monday, Ford’s executive chairman audibly scoffed after a reporter questioned the vehicle’s fuel efficiency, according to Bloomberg.

“You don’t buy this car for fuel economy,” said Bill Ford. “There’s a lot of fuel-saving technology in here, but I’d be lying if I said this was about fuel efficiency.”

On Monday, Ford also revealed the next-generation 2017 F-150 Raptor off-road pickup and the street-legal Shelby GT350R Mustang. The marque is reportedly coming off its biggest sales year since 2006.

[Bloomberg]

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