The winners of the 14th annual North American Concept Car of the Year Awards have been introduced not too long ago on the Concours d’Elegance of America, held on the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. Taking the win within the Production Preview Idea of the Yr class was Ford’s inimitable 2017 Ford GT Supercar. That is Ford’s twentieth time as a class finalist and fifth class win within the award’s lengthy historical past.
Ford GT Takes Top North American Concept Vehicle Award
The awards acknowledge vehicles “most certainly to form the way forward for the auto industry,” using a panel of over two dozen jurors to sift via a group of 30 entries launched to the North American market through the Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York auto present circuit. The Production Preview Idea class is for car prototypes which might be the idea for a mannequin that’s already introduced or deliberate for manufacturing. Finalists this yr also included the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan and 2015 Buick Avenir.
“The Ford GT is already one of many all-time nice designs, with styling that’s concurrently breathtaking and aerodynamically useful,” stated juror Dan Carney. “A automotive for the ages.”
Different winners included the 2015 Mercedes-Benz F 015 within the Concept Car of the Yr class and the 2015 Hyundai Santa Cruz within the Idea Truck class.
Regardless of the heady competitors, the Ford GT bested each the Merc and the Hyundai to also take residence the award for Most Important Concept Car of 2015, incomes the best general rating among the many three. It’s the second time Ford has received this prime accolade, with the first coming in 2006 with the 2006 Ford Reflex Idea.