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2017 Ford GT Has a Fancy Digital Gauge Cluster

Possible 300-mile (483-km) range as well

Possible 300-mile (483-km) range as well

Ford’s latest and greatest supercar, the Ford GT, is still something of a mystery. Ford hasn’t released a set price, although we’re pretty sure it’s near $450,000 USD. It also hasn’t released the horsepower figures, although the company has stated it’s more than 600. And we don’t know how it drives—yet.

However, as Ford begins carrying out deliveries to those lucky few GT customers who were hand-selected by the Blue Oval to buy one, more information is also trickling out, with the latest video detailing the car’s drive modes and its instrument cluster.

In the video, Ford Performance dropped details the Ford GT’s drive modes and how these modes change the information relayed to the digital instrument display to the driver as they run through the supercar’s settings. There are five distinct settings: Normal, Wet, Sport, Track, and V-Max, and each changes the display to convey necessary information to the driver for that specific mode.

Important news bits gleaned from the video include the car’s fuel range and its likely top speed. While showing Normal mode in the upper left hand corner of the digital display, you can see the fuel tank readout, which doesn’t go over 285 miles (459 km) left in the tank, but there’s  slightly less than a full tank indicated. This likely means the GT should do about 300 (483 km) or so miles between fillups if driving conservatively.

This also allows us to deduce how big the GT’s fuel tank is as its EPA rating was released a short time ago; rated at 11/18/14 mpg (21.4/13.1/16.8 L/100km) city/highway/combined. Using the combined cycle, the Ford GT’s fuel tank can likely hold 20-plus gallons, which isn’t surprising given that the Ford GT was built to race at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Secondly, Ford dropped a couple of still pictures of the digital display in V-Max mode that has a magical 216 mph (348 km/h) readout, possibly the supercar’s top speed. We’re not sure if that’s the official top speed, but if  true, that’s about as fast as Porsche’s 918 Spyder and just slightly less than both the LaFerrari and P1.

“The GT’s cluster design is all about the driver in mind. It’s all about putting information they’re looking for in exactly a location that will be easy to see at speed, whether they’re driving on the track or driving on the road,” according to the video.

Ford, call us. We’d really like to drive the GT and confirm our top speed and range estimates.

Source: Ford via YouTube

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