2021 Ford GT

MSRP $500,000

Ranked #18 in Midsize Coupe

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2021 Ford GT Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 20, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2021 Ford GT continues to be the legend that it has always been in terms of performance. Compared with the 2020 model year, there are not many changes to the GT and mechanically it remains completely identical. The 2021 GT starts at an MSRP of $500,000 and is powered by a mighty 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. The Ford GT will not disappoint you in outright acceleration and can be a good companion for track lovers.

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Pros

Striking supercar look

Mind-boggling acceleration

Impeccable handling

Easy-to-drive

Cons

Rivals offer bigger engine options

Comes with a hefty price tag

Very limited in number

What's New?

Introduction of new “Heritage Edition”

New graphics package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$500000

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$500,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ford GT in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2021 Ford GT comes in a single trim option and comes loaded with a host of features. Most of the buyers in the segment are not primarily looking for modern cutting-edge tech and features, instead prioritize performance over everything else. The Ford GT doesn’t disappoint in that regard. The 2021 GT competes against the likes of 2021 McLaren 720s, 2021 Lamborghini Aventador S, and 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.

2021 Ford GT Coupe front view
2021 Ford GT Coupe rear view

2021 Ford GT Features

The 2021 Ford GT comes in a single trim option that comes loaded with all the modern features that you expect from a supercar of this segment and more. The 2021 GT comes with a carbon-fiber body to reduce the weight of the car. It also gives it a more aerodynamic aesthetics and aids the acceleration of the GT. The other features include 

FIA-approved roll-cage, suede-wrapped dashboard, 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Ford's Sync 3 software for infotainment, 10.1-inch configurable drivers display, and Push-button start.

Trim

2021 Ford Explorer ST

MSRP

$500,000

Key Features

Carbon-fiber body

 

FIA approved roll-cage

 

Suede-wrapped dashboard

 

6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system

 

Ford's Sync 3 software for infotainment

 

10.1-inch configurable drivers display

 

Push-button start

 

Hydraulic speed-deployable spoiler

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The 2021 Ford GT comes in a fully loaded single trim option that packs all the features. There are a ton of customization options and optional packages to make your GT stand out from the already limited number of GT available in the market. We recommend going for basic customization options as the cost of the GT is already on the higher side for a Ford. Selecting many optional packages will make it too expensive.

2021 Ford GT Engine and Performance

The 2021 Ford GT is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 motor that produces a whopping 660 horsepower. The torque figure is also very impressive at 550 lb-ft. The engine remains one of the smallest in the segment but manages to produce impressive power and torque figures. The motor sends power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The transmission handles the power very well and keeps the car in the right gear at all times. 

 2021 Ford GT Coupe side view

The Ford GT takes only 3 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour. The acceleration of the GT is just mind-boggling. The moment you tap your right foot down on the gas pedal, you will be instantly pushed back in your seats without any delay. The quarter-mile timing is also very impressive at 10.8 seconds. No matter at what speed you are, the GT always has enough power on reserve. 

Models

2021 Ford GT

2021 McLaren 720s

2021 Lamborghini Aventador S

2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

MSRP

$500,000

$299,000

$417,826

$316,300

Engine

3.5-liter twin-turbo V6

4.0-liter twin-turbo V8

6.5-liter V12

5.2-liter twin-turbo V12

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

7-speed automated manual

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

660 @ 6,250

710 @ 7,500

730 @ 8,400

715 @ 6,500

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

550 @ 5,900

568 @ 5,500 

507 @ 5,500

663 @ 1,800

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3

2.7

2.8

3.3

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

10.8

10.1

10.5

11.5

Top-Speed (MPH)

216

212

217

211

The Ford GT is powered by the smallest engine in the competition and also produces the least power. The 2021 McLaren 720s beats all the rivals in the 0 to 60 mph run at 2.7 seconds, followed by the 2021 Lamborghini Aventador S which takes 2.8 seconds. However, the Ford GT is not slow by any means. The 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the slowest car in terms of outright acceleration. 

How well does the 2021 Ford GT handle?

The Ford GT is designed to perform well on the tracks and that alone tells a lot about its handling abilities. The suspensions are well-tuned to keep the GT stuck to the road even at the top speeds. The car feels agile and feels effortless while changing the lanes. The cornering abilities are also super-impressive and can carry serious speeds even at sharp corners. 

 2021 Ford GT Coupe

The Ford GT has always been a track-focused car and has a long history of the GT on the tracks. The handling of the car has never been an issue, but whats impresses us the most is how comfortable the car feels in normal driving conditions. It is one of the supercars that you can easily live with for your daily drives around the city. Whenever you feel like having some fun, find yourself a track and the GT will reward you with some serious fun.

How good is the braking performance of the 2021 Ford GT?

Mediocre braking can work for a normal car, but it is not enough when it comes to a supercar like the 2021 Ford GT. Fortunately, the Ford GT does not disappoint you in that regard too. It comes with massive 15.5-inch brake rotors for the front wheels while the rear wheels get 14.1-inch brakes rotors. The weight of the Ford GT is also managed well with the carbon-fiber body. It helps the 2021 Ford GT comes to a halt from 60 mph in just 91 feet which is an impressive braking performance for the segment. 

Models

2021 Ford GT

2021 McLaren 720s

2021 Lamborghini Aventador S

2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15.5

15.36

15.7

16.1

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

14.1

14.9

14.9

14.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

3354

3139

3472

4068

60-0 (feet)

91

97

99

103

The braking performance is one of the strong points in the favor of the 2021 Ford GT and it outperforms all the competitors in this regard. The McLaren 720s is the lightest car in the competition and comes at the second position in terms of braking performance. The 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the heaviest car in the competition and also takes the highest distance at 103 feet to stop from 60 to 0 mph. 

2021 Ford GT Fuel Economy

The buyers in this segment will not give priority to fuel economy figures and none of the cars in the segment even tries to impress in this category. The Ford GT is no different and offers a very decent fuel economy for the segment. You can expect a maximum of 12 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highways, and 14 mpg of combined fuel economy. 

The one area which makes the Ford GT not so Grand Tourer is its fuel tank capacity. It comes with a smaller 15.2-gallon fuel tank which is very small for the segment. The 2021 Ford GT manages to offer a maximum range of only 273 miles on the highway which drops all the way to 182 miles in the city.

Models

2021 Ford GT

2021 McLaren 720s

2021 Lamborghini Aventador S

2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

MPG (City)

12

15

9

14

MPG (Highway)

18

22

15

22

MPG (Combined)

14

18

11

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.2

19

22.9

20.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

182/273/212

285/418/342

202/337/247

287/451/348

The 2021 McLaren 720s offers the best fuel efficiency in the competition. The 720s manages to offer 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg of combined fuel economy. It also comes with a decent fuel tank at 19 gallons capacity. The 2021 Lamborghini Aventador Soffers the least fuel-efficient engine compared to its rivals at 11 mpg of combined fuel economy. Still, it manages to offer a better range on the long highway journeys compared to the Ford GT. The 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera offers the best highway range at 451 miles.

2021 Ford GT Interior

The interior of the 2021 Ford GT does everything just fine and it doesn’t have much to complain about in terms of interior. It won’t also impress you with extraordinary quality if we consider that it costs a whopping $500,000. Getting in and out of the GT is not very easy, but once you get inside the car, there is generous space for the driver and the co-passenger. Everything on the dashboard feels very well laid out and the dashboard comes wrapped in suede. 

 2021 Ford GT Coupe cockpit area

The driver seat is not adjustable and comes fixed in the same position. However, the Ford GT comes with the option to adjust the pedals and the steering wheels to provide a comfortable driving position for the driver. You can also select between the four-color combinations available for the interior which are named Launch Control, Light Speed, Te-Entry, and Dark Energy. 

 2021 Ford GT Coupe front seats

Models

2021 Ford GT

2021 McLaren 720s

2021 Lamborghini Aventador S

2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

35.7/48.7/43.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

0.4

12.7

5.3

N/A

None of the cars in the segment can be termed as a practical car, and you do not even buy a supercar in the segment for the sake of practicality. The 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the only car in the segment that can accommodate 4 people, but it doesn’t mean that 4 adults will be comfortable in the Superleggera. The Ford GT offers the least cargo area in the competition which is even less than half a cubic foot. 

Standout interior features:

  • Fixed carbon-fiber Sparco seats
  • Matte carbon fiber passenger cabin
  • Tilt & telescoping adjustable steering wheel
  • Racing-inspired stalkless steering wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2021 Ford GT?

The 2021 Ford GT comes equipped with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system for your entertainment purposes. The screen feels very intuitive to operate and the graphics are also very fine. The touch response is also fine and there is not much of a delay after the input. Although it is not as impressive compared to the rivals, it works just fine for daily uses. Even the more affordable competitors offer a far superior infotainment system. The touchscreen uses Ford Sync 3 connectivity which is the only good thing about the infotainment. The audio quality is also not that great for the segment.

Standout interior features:

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen display
  • Ford Sync 3 connectivity
  • Inbuilt navigation system
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay

2021 Ford GT Exterior

The Ford GT resembles the look of the Ford’s most iconic racing cars of all time GT40. Those who have watched Ford vs. Ferrari will immediately recognize the car in a single glance. However, Ford has evolved the design of the GT with time to keep us with the other modern supercars. The 2021 Ford GT looks simply astonishing from the outside and will attract many eyes on the road. The GT has been designed keeping aerodynamics in mind looks like a proper supercar. 

 2021 Ford GT Coupe 

The 2021 Ford GT has a sharp design for the front and the headlights look striking at the top of the bonnet. The LED daytime running lights are integrated into the headlights. The GT rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels which are wrapped in Pilot Cup Sport 2 Tires by Michelin. The rear gets LED taillights and a hydraulic speed-deployable spoiler.

Models

2021 Ford GT

2021 McLaren 720s

2021 Lamborghini Aventador S

2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Curb Weight (lb)

3,354

3,139

3,472

4,068

Length (inches)

187.5

178.9

188.9

185.5

Width (inches)

78.9

76.0

79.9

75.5

Height (inches)

43.7

47.1

44.7

50.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

4.2

4.1

3.5

Wheelbase (inches)

106.7

105.1

106.3

110.4

The 2021 Lamborghini Aventador S is the longest supercar in the competition followed by the 2021 Ford GT with a slight margin. The Ford GT however, has a longer wheelbase than the 2021 Lamborghini Aventador S. The 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has the longest wheelbase in the comparison and it is the only car in the comparison that comes with rear seats. The 2021 McLaren 720s is the lightest car in the competition followed by the Ford GT.

Standout exterior features:

  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • LED Headlights with LED DRLs
  • Hydraulic speed-deployable spoiler
  • Carbon-fiber body panels
  • Signature LED taillamp

2021 Ford GT Safety

The Ford GT has a nice build with carbon fiber and aluminum materials mostly, the car should not have much concern in terms of safety. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Safety should not be a big concern for the buyers as the GT is made of high-strength materials. The safety features are also very generous but lack many safety features and driver assistance features for the price at which it comes. Even the cheaper rivals of the GT offer better standard safety tech and driver assistance features. 

The standard safety tech includes a post-crash alert system, roll cage, a rearview camera, anti-lock braking system, traction control, and stability controls. The Ford GT misses out even on the basic driver assistance features which is a big disappointment, considering the price at which it is offered.

Safety features include:

  • Post-crash alert system
  • Roll cage
  • Rearview camera
  • Traction control
  • Stability control
  • Automatic post-crash fuel cutoff system

2021 Ford GT Competition

2021 Ford GT vs. 2021 McLaren 720s

The 2021 McLaren 720s is more than $200,000 cheaper than the 2021 McLaren 720s which is quite a lot of money. The McLaren offers a bigger engine that produces more power and is also faster than the Ford GT in terms of outright acceleration. The 720s also offer better fuel efficiency compared to the GT. The Ford GT offers better looks and handling dynamics, but it depends on you if that seems worth the extra $200,000 for you.

2021 McLaren 720s

2021 Ford GT vs. 2021 Lamborghini Aventador S

The Lamborghini Aventador S has its own fan following in the segment and that is there for more than a single reason. The Lamborghini Aventador S offers better performance compared to the Ford GT and is also more spacious than the GT. The Aventador S also packs better features and costs less than the 2021 Ford GT. The Ford GT has an advantage in terms of handling and the fans of the GT40 might also consider it above the Aventador. 

2021 Lamborghini Aventador S

2021 Ford GT vs. 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

The 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is in a completely different league compared to all the other rivals including the Ford GT. It is not a supercar that is designed for track and is a grand tourer focused to provide a more mature and comfortable ride on the road. It comes with better features of comfort and convenience. The Superleggera also has rear seats. If you want a grand tourer for roads then it becomes a better choice compared to the Ford GT. However, the Ford GT undoubtedly is a better pick if you are planning to take your car on the track.

2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

 

2021 Ford GT Final Verdict

The 2021 Ford GT is a very special car in Ford’s lineup which recalls the legendary Ford GT40. The GT packs some serious performance with its comparatively smaller engine than the rivals. The acceleration is enough to push you back in the fixed carbon-fiber Sparco seats, each time you press the gas pedal. The handling is also something that is hard to match for its rivals. The major positive in the favor of the GT is that it is produced in limited numbers, which makes it even more desirable against its competitors.