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Rumormill: Ford GT coming back as a hybrid?

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Rumors surrounding the notion of a hybrid Ford GT successor are getting thicker by the moment. Auto Express has taken to stoking those fires with a report that says that the next-generation car will boast a supercharged V8 engine along with an electric motor. Drivers will supposedly be able to command an extra boost from the batteries with a push of a button, should they so desire.

Interestingly enough, Auto Express is under the impression that while the forced-induction V8 will be left to put power to the rear wheels, the front tires will be spun by the electric motor only.

That would mean, in effect, that the next GT would be an all-wheel-drive beast - something that would work against the grain of the vehicle's legacy. If the report is to be believed, total power will sit north of 600 ponies, giving the GT successor the teeth it needs to tango with the likes of the McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari 458 Italia.

The only problem with this line of thought is that by the time the rumored GT arrives, those cars will all be anywhere from two to three years old. Our guess is that it'd be worth taking AE's insights with a supercharged grain of salt.

[Source: Auto Express]Rumormill: Ford GT coming back as a hybrid? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Feb 2011 08:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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