The 2017 Ford GT is an automotive work of art. The New England Motor Press Association together with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and Larz Anderson Auto Museum agree – awarding the GT the prestigious Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance.
The Ritvo honours the very best design in the automotive world, whether it’s a concept car, production vehicle, a marketing campaign or a particular element of a vehicle that defines elegance in design.
“It is an honor to receive this award, an accolade that the entire team behind the all-new Ford GT can proud of,” said Moray Callum, vice president, Design, Ford Motor Company. “The 2017 Ford GT has a revolutionary design that maintains the essence of the original GT40, while making it into a 21st century car. This vehicle truly demonstrates our commitment to performance and innovation in every aspect of our business.”
“The challenge of producing a car like this is that the original is one of the most iconic and decorated cars in American automobile history,” said Zachary Dollar, Officer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “Ford kept enough of the soul of the original that it is still identifiable, but used modern tools, materials, and technology to make it a car of today.”
First unveiled at the 2015 North American Auto Show in NYC, the GT represents ultra high-performance, setting new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in aerodynamics and eco-boost technology.
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