LA Auto Show: Ford’s GT takes yellow shade and shares the spotlight with track version

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The astonishing and surprising Ford GT concept has been treated to a bright yellow shade and decided to go to the Los Angeles Auto Show together with its racetrack brethren. The Californian event featured the crucial debut of the updated Escape, a model that sits in the highly debated compact crossover segment, but the GT concept is in a league of its own so it naturally draws the crowds like a magnet even after almost a year has passed since its reveal back in January during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. To keep thins fresh it has been wrapped in a bright yellow livery that feature central dual black stripes running the length of the car. Said to be a prototype, Ford has already stated 95 percent of the model will carry over into the factory floor for series production. We also know its animated by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that will most likely deliver in excess 630 bhp (469 kW) and 539 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque. The second largest US automaker has decided to keep things interesting and the third generation GT will only be available in 250 units annually for the customers willing to sign checkbooks of around $400,000. Next to the production – sorry, concept – at the LA Auto Show booth was the avenging race track-only version clad in an even more impressive wide aerodynamic body kit with immense rear wing and diffuser. Hitting the circuits next year, it has been developed to compete in the Le Mans endurance race, World Endurance Championship and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.