I remember it like it was yesterday. I was with Agent 001 at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) and we were wondering who would drop the hammer. Who would shock everyone in the Motor City?

Everyone was abuzz about the all-new Acura NSX but it became clear that it would not be the star of the show. 

That's because Ford brought out the big guns. It debuted the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, the F-150 Raptor and the crown jewel: The GT. And just like that, everything changed.

Finally, customers have been selected and orders placed. So, is it any good?

I'll let you decide, Spies! See the excerpts from Autocar's review below, and for the FULL banana, scope out the video clip.

...The engine is interesting: yes, it’s boosted to 647bhp, but fundamentally it’s a pure Ecoboost unit, with 60% parts commonality with one fitted to Ford’s F-150 pick-up. (The quick Raptor F-150, but still, a pick-up.) That’s one of the ways Ford has justified the GT’s cost: it says racing will improve the breed. That old chestnut. With the GT41.8, I think it’s true...

...Now, that’s the sort of thing that gets written about sports cars sometimes. I’ve said it about
Lotuses and McLarens, and they are really very pliant indeed, until you step back into a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. But they have nothing on the GT, which has a level of composure – that balance between ride and handling – that I’m not sure I’ve better experienced in 20 years of road testing. It’s so compliant, yet there’s so little roll, and body movements are so well controlled, that is genuinely astonishing...

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