2020 Ford GT Release Date, News and Rumors

It seems like the all-new 2020 Ford GT – an ultra-high performance supercar that showcases the best in lightweight carbon fiber construction, aerodynamics, and top EcoBoost performance is finally knocking on our doors. It is one among the new twelve new Ford Performance vehicles set to debut into the market by 2020. The list includes vehicles such as Shelby GT350R, Shelby GT350, Focus RS, and the F-150 Raptor. Below is a comprehensive Ford GT review that includes its price, release date, exterior and interior designs, and engine specifications. So, keep reading on.

2020 Ford GT exterior, black color

Ford is arguably one brand that places innovation into every part of their business. Remember Mark Field’s remark after Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race? If you don’t, here’s what he had to say, “It’s worth remembering that our first innovation was on the track and not in a laboratory. We inculcate innovation into every inch of our business, and is through this innovation that makes us create vehicles that make people’s hearts pound through performance.”

2020 Ford GT exterior, yellow color, alloy wheels

That said, the all-new Ford GT is a two-door coupe available in a rear-wheel drive, and a sleek and aerodynamic body shell with a centrally placed engine. It derives its power from a 600-horsepower – generating twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that is set to place it at the top of the performance charts.

2020 Ford GT exterior, white color

Handling, acceleration, and efficiency is outstanding thanks to extensive use of top technological features, and lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber. It is clearly evident that the new Ford GT is a manifestation of just how much Ford is committed in offering upscale technologies only available in elite vehicles. Just to name but a few, such as the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity – the Sync 3, and advanced active aerodynamics, such as a deployable rear spoiler.

2020 Ford GT exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

According to Ford group vice president, Global Product Development – Raj Nair, “The all-new 2020 Ford GT is the ultimate dream of a supercar enthusiast. Technologies and innovations that are included in the Ford GT can be applied across all Ford’s future product spectrum – another pointer that shows just how far Ford is willing to go in order to give its consumers the ultimate performance bundled in one technologically advanced package.”

2020 Ford GT Release Date & Price

We’re still awaiting Ford’s official announcement regarding the Ford GT price at the moment. But according to Dave Pericak, Ford Performance boss, the model will command a starting price starting from around $400,000. Only 250 units will be offered for sale. Given its performance and pricing, the model will face competition from supercars such as Lamborghini Huracan, and Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1.

2020 Ford GT release date

We should expect its release date sometime in mid-2020, at least according to Pericak.

2020 Ford GT Exterior Pictures

Relative to its older siblings, the new 2020 Ford GT is instantly recognizable. It gets a menacing and memorable look from the signature sloped GT nose with dual ducts upfront and the mid-engine design that lends itself to a long wedge shape. around back, the new GT gains features such as flying buttress wings, crisp cuts near the taillights, and round hips that look more modern than past GTs. The flying buttress wings, just to single them out, aren’t just designed to offer the car modern aesthetics, but are so designed in order to give the car an extra downforce. Other features include an aggressive rear diffuser and a set of canon exhaust outlets.

2020 Ford GT front view, headlights and grille

It is also more aerodynamic, sleek, and has a less open and wide greenhouse than the models preceding it. The GT elegant upward-swinging doors make it easier for passengers to ingress and egress the cockpit.

2020 Ford GT auto show, blue color, side view, alloy wheels

2020 Ford GT coupe rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2020 Ford GT Interior Spy Photos

Befitting such a purposeful machine is the GT’s cockpit that has been optimized for easier usability and control. Control buttons aren’t clattered all over but instead are arranged in a driver-centric manner. Some of the notable interior features include a configurable display and instrument cluster, and an F1 steering wheel. More details on the interior will be offered on its release date.

2020  Ford GT interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

Available Trims

It is unlikely that the Ford GT will be offered in multiple trim models, at the moment however, it’d be judicious if we adopt a “wait-n-see” approach.

Engine Specs

2020 Ford GT engine view

As previously mentioned, the new 2020 Ford GT will come equipped with a new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 capable of making a whopping 600 horsepower – able to make it spring from 0-60 mph in just under 4.0 seconds, and a top speed in the range of 200mph.

2020 Ford GT engine

Safety

With the Ford GT 2020 price tag starting from $400,000, it is only logical to assume that it’ll come with futuristic safety technologies the supercar segment is yet to see – maybe an overstatement, but the fact remains it’ll come equipped with the best technologies for occupant safety.

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2020 Ford GT spy shots

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2020 Ford GT auto show, rear view, white color, taillights and tailpipe

2020 Ford GT front view, blue color, headlights and grille

2020 Ford GT exterior, yellow color, headlights and grille

2020 Ford GT auto show, white color, side angle, alloy wheels

2020 Ford GT interior, leather seats and steering wheel

2017 Ford Escape  – Release Date, News and Rumors

The new 2017 Ford Escape is undoubtedly one of our favorites in the segment with its smorgasbord of new and updated features and technologies. Some of these appealing features include a comfortable seating, a high fuel economy, a high-tech cabin, a strong performance, and lots of high-tech features. Its release date should be expected either late this year or early 2017. 

2017 Ford Escape side view, red color, alloy wheels

Its segment is known for many things, key among them includes its everyday versatility, utility, and interior practicality. Often lacking, however, is the sense of fun and engagement. But based on the features the latest Escape is offering, it promises a fun-to-drive character in addition to an improved performance thanks to the Ford Focus on which it is based.

2017 Ford Escape Titanium, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

In terms of performance, the escape gains a turbocharged 2.0L engine that offers the best in-class performance in its price range. For instance, 0-60 mph acceleration only takes about 7.0 seconds, while fuel consumption with the front-wheel drive is rated by EPA at 25 mpg combined. Other notable improvements in the escape include an available hands-free power liftgate with a super-cool foot sensor, a superb all-wheel drive, and a spacious cargo bay.

2017 Ford Escape front angle, headlights and grille

Interior wise, the technologies have been updated with new ones. The often finicky MyFord Touch infotainment system has now been replaced by the BlackBerry-powered Sync 3 system which offers an easy-to-navigate menu and faster response time. And even for those who are beleaguered by mobile apps, the new Sync 3 promises hustle-free access and a feature-rich experience.

2017 Ford Escape auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

Premium materials adorn every surface of the Escape’s interior, and we must admit this is one of the most handsome you’ll get anywhere close to this price range, that is, without any additional costs brought about by options packages. Available features in the new model include a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 4.2” driver information display, V-Shaped form-over-function buttons, and USB connectivity.

2017 Ford Escape exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

For past Escape models’ users, they’ll realize how refined the drive quality of the new model is once they hit the road. It is extraordinarily rewarding to drive and instills a higher level of driver confidence – a rarity in this segment. Even so, it’s not unmatched.

2017 Ford Escape exterior, blue color, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Others that can offer the same level of performance as the Escape on most fronts include the redesigned Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4 and Honda’s own CR-V.

Available Trims – 2017 Ford Escape

S, SE, and Titanium are the trim models we should expect from the new five-passenger 2017 Ford Escape. The Escape Hybrid review and specs are provided elsewhere on the blog.

Exterior Concept & 2017 ..Ford Escape Interior Spy Photos

2017 Ford Escape spy shots

2017 Ford Escape interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

2017 Ford Escape Titanium, front angle, headlights and grille, auto show

Accessories and features offered as standard items for the base Escape S model include a 4.2” driver information display, a rearview camera, a reclining and folding 60/40-split rear seat, MyKey parental controls, an integrated blind-spot mirror, voice commands, a CD player, smartphone app integration, full power accessories, 17” steel wheels, a USB port, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system, a height-adjustable driver seat, keyless ignition and entry, voice controls, and cruise control.

2017 Ford Escape interior, lcd screen, leather seats

Upscale features to expect from the top-of-the-line models include a 10-speaker Sony audio system, ambient interior lighting, a power liftgate, an exclusive foot sensor, 19” alloy wheels, a self-parking sensor, a power-adjustable eight-way passenger seat, driver memory settings, keyless entry and ignition, blind-spot monitoring, a navigation system, a panoramic sunroof, and xenon headlights. Rumors are also rife that he Sport Appearance Package will be offered.

2017 Ford Escape rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Ford Escape Engine Specs

Three engines are offered: a 2.5L four-cylinder rated at 168 hp and 170 lbs. feet of torque; a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder for both the SE and Titanium trim models; and the 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged offered as an option for the SE and Titanium models.

2017 Ford Escape engine

The turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder zips from 0-60 mph in just under 7.0 seconds, and returns fuel economy ratings of 21/28/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD, and 22/30/25 mpg with the FWD version, according to EPA.

2017 Ford Escape Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Escape Release date

The Escape SUV price should will begin from a $23,590 MSRP once it is offered for sale either late this year or early next year.

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2017 Ford Escape exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Ford Escape side view, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Escape exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Ford Escape trunk

2017 Ford Escape interior, leather seats, steering wheel, dashboard

2017 Ford Escape interior, gear shift knob

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Release Date Info

After a period of four years, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is gearing for a comeback. The sixth-gen Mustang dropped in 2013, marking a special release from the company which saw the legendary vehicle updated immensely. After the initial release, they also went through a few updates which ultimately saw the car set. We also saw a release of the GT350, the first performance orientated vehicles coming from the six-generation lineup. Now, after much ado the more powerful GT500 is also being talked about.

It is not entirely clear when the model is going to come out. In fact, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been a rumored vehicle for a period of time. Ever since the inception of the GT350, the GT500 was considered as a natural evolution of the car. The test mule has been spotted recently, which prompted us to write the review. But when exactly will the release date be is not still clear. Our opinion is that the car has to drop somewhere towards the latter part of 2018. It will be a great marking point for the brand and will continue the momentum the brand has been going with.

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Price Predictions

Since the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is going to be officially seen in a year or so, it is hard to say what the actual price might be. There are some assumptions and various predictions what could it be. It is mainly based on the invested resources into the vehicle which will see it being updated immense. The car will build upon the GT350 model and continue making this car more aggressive and more powerful. The hierarchical order is so, thus there is no reason to doubt.

At the same time, it also means that the vehicle is going to be the most expensive sixth-gen vehicle from the Mustang lineup. It will clearly go beyond the rice range of all the current models. Thus the prediction is that the starting price is going to be somewhere around $70,000.

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Latest Rumors

You are probably expected about the prospect of getting the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vehicle. But there are some things that you have to be aware of. There are some rumors which say that this car is going to be built in limited numbers. It is not a special education vehicle nor any kind of an anniversary that they are doing this for. The resources for marking this car and the payoff is what causes them to rethink their strategy. Thus the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is going to be the most powerful car but also one limited in numbers. It is not going to be easy to get one of this babies, so people who are interested and are sure that this is what they want should immediately start making plans to get their version.

Exterior Modifications for the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

With the arrival of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, there is going to be some work done for the exterior of the car. The current test mule is padded with camo and does not really show what lies underneath. The car is going to keep much of its details close to its chest until they feel ready to come out. But some of it is most visible and pretty much clear. This is going to be a more aggressive version of the GT350. It is still going to have the same body panels but will also add some staple and unique GT500 elements.

Some of those elements that we are talking about include a large fixed wing placed atop of the trunk. This also prompts a new bumper which adds a massive splitter installed on it. We expect and new and revised front grille with larger air intakes. As we are expecting a new, more powerful engine to drop, the hood is also going to change and will most likely include a new power dome on it. There is no doubt that a completely new diffuser is expected with new kind of side skirts to go with it as well.

All in all, this is going to be the most eccentric and the most aggressive vehicle from the Mustang lineup. It is going to bring together everting that the sixth -generation models have been building upon. There is no doubt that this car will improve upon some elements that will make this car a staple in the industry.

Exterior Colors Update

With the newest improvements made for the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the exterior is going to add new color options. With the staple look and an established design, a new color strip is expected to make its debut. They still might offer some choices that are borrowed from the base version and also from the GT350 one. But expect the GT500 to add some new and unique color choices. It will most likely extend the so as to improve the car and feature some new elements for it. All in all, this is going to be a very good exterior update for the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 model.

Dimensions and Size of 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

No word has been made about the size of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This is probably because there are not going to be any size discrepancies. This means that the GT500 will simply transfer the dimensions of the base and GT350 cars. There is no need to employ any advanced changes and keeping the car at the same size will also make it easier for manufacturing. There is no word on the weight as well. But we are expecting that they try and shed a few pounds off, as this is a performance vehicle. It will probably benefit the car on the long run enabling it a better and more stable performance.

Inside of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Logically, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will source much of its interior from other Mustang cars. But this does not really leave us in the position to say what exactly the car is going to look like. There are many ways that they could go but they will probably take the safe route. We are willing to bet that the inside is going to retina much of Mustang elements seen in the base version. This means the same dashboard, center console and body panels. The steering wheel will probably be borrowed from the GT350, but the instrument cluster and the infotainment screen will be updated accordingly.

The upholstery will probably help distinguish this car as a GT500 as well. It will add the contrast stitching and also GT500 badging all over the interior. But in the past the GT500 was not that race-orientated when it comes to the vehicle’s interior. This leaves room for some convenience features that the past versions have had. For instance, air conditioning, backup camera, rear seats and a sound system. These will probably make it into the interior of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and they will be promptly updated to fit the newest version.

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Engine Setup

What lies beneath the hood of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 car? This is one of the mysteries that we are facing when announcing this model. The GT500 is the most powerful factory made car produced from Ford. There is no doubt that they are planning something important and something big. Thus our biggest suspicion is that they are going to drop the twin-turbocharged version as it is how Ford has been doing with some of its recent vehicles, namely the TT model. There is also a possibility that a supercharged version of the 5.2-liter V-8 currently offered in the GT350 is used. The latter option is probably the easiest one to make and will equally work as the former one. Whatever the case with the engine may be. It will still amount to a performance of about 700 horsepower.

Potential 0-60 mph and Top Speed

Since we are still missing the exact engine numbers for the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, its specifications are not available. But they are not so much hard to guess. If they manage to go on with the idea that they are preparing us on for the engine, we are looking at a speed up to 0-60 mph of about 3.5 seconds. This is a performance orientated vehicle so a top speed of 186 mph is also a potential figure.

What is the Fuel Economy of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

This is something that could not be helped for the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. A performance vehicle is always going to use a lot of fuel. This model is lighter and is aimed to speed up and perform. So its mpg are not going to be favorable but we will see if they manage to improve upon the last version.