2017 Ford GT Could Take After F-150 Raptor, Focus RS – Mustang Leads The Way

Derek Montalvo at Mullinax Ford

It could be attributed to low gas prices, or maybe it’s down to the worldwide auto enthusiast community is growing exponentially, but Ford Performance is establishing a more favorable image with a global audience.

That’s because the 5.0L V8 Ford Mustang GT has been proven as the hot-selling variant for the right-hand drive version of the pony, in spite of astronomical taxes overseas markets typically impose on high displacement engines.
With the Mustang paying off, Ford is looking to send more performance models out for conquest outside the US. The Ford F-150 Raptor is heading to China, as the Dearborn automaker believes that the Raptor name is fully ripe for that market.
And it is heading there without any changes. There are some accessories added here and there, but like the new US model it is going to be powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 instead of the former 6.2L…

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