Ford is on a roll in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve already seen the awesome Mustang Mach 1, hugely important next-gen F-150, and groundbreaking Mustang Mach-E. The, we have the upcoming Bronco family of off-road vehicles. Because of these exciting new releases and products, it’s easy to glance over Ford’s halo supercar, the GT, which was revealed five years ago already. But the 2021 Ford GT is ready to remind everyone of its throne as the flagship position of the Ford range with a number of updates to both the performance and appearance.
An all-new graphics package with customizable colors will be available for the 2021 #FordGT, highlighting features that help deliver all 660 horsepower during the most strenuous track sessions. pic.twitter.com/dri2R8nDwX
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) July 4, 2020
In the above Tweet, Ford revealed a new graphics package coming in 2021. Ford says it highlights features that deliver the 660 hp. This is seen in the arch decal that surrounds the top of the flying buttress, which also houses the air intake. The stripe down the middle also looks to be a wider, single stripe rather than the thin dual stripes already offered. Along with the painted mirrors, it’s certainly a great look. Ford also says it’s available in “customizable colors,” but this isn’t huge news. Ford already allows custom paint options for the GT, if you pay enough.
The performance updates were first introduced on the 2020 GT Liquid Carbon Edition, and are continuing for the next model year. The previously optional Akrapovič titanium performance exhaust is now standard. It sheds 9 pounds from the standard system and makes the 3.5 liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 sound better than ever. The GT also gets revised intakes in the signature flying buttresses and larger intercoolers. The result is a 13 hp bump to 660 hp.
So far, the GIF in the Tweet is the only look we get at the 2021 Ford GT non-Liquid Carbon Edition, but expect that to change soon. As a reminder, Multimatic is scheduled to end production of the Ford GT supercar in 2022.