The 2018 Ford GT Looks Wicked When Reimagined as a DTM Racer

Is it tasteful? No. But that’s okay.

byCaleb Jacobs| PUBLISHED Dec 21, 2017 3:03 PM
The 2018 Ford GT Looks Wicked When Reimagined as a DTM Racer

While the 2018 Ford GT is certainly a spectacle in its own right, many believe that there's something missing to make it a true great. Whether they say it needs a V8 engine instead of the standard 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, or more power, or whatever else, it just doesn't do it for some people. Even though we don't expect this crazy rendering to solve the problem for anyone, it can at least help them see what the GT would look like if it was entered into modern day Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters competition. 

DTM cars from Audi, BMW, and formerly Mercedes have transitioned into a wild smorgasbord of aerodynamics. Massive wings, canards, and skirts make them look more like a cutting-edge utensil rather than a traditional racer, and for some, that's just perfect. Since the series is pretty much exclusively reserved for German cars, the Ford GT is a bit of an oddball in this case, but hey—just look at it.

Modern DTM cars sport plenty of crazy bodywork., Getty Images

The rendering was performed by RC Workchop, a graphic design firm that's been working on motorsport renders since 2007. In the company's most recent drawing, it stretched and lowered the Ford GT even more to fit the bill for DTM duty. Meaty tires, enormous overhangs, and a skyscraper wing make up the look just fine, and when shown side by side with a "run-of-the-mill" production car example, the differences are obvious. 

A road-going version of the Ford GT for reference., Ford

It's not everyone's cup of tea, that's for sure. But in an age where Liberty Walk rules everything from a Nissan 350Z to the McLaren 675LT, there's no doubt that this thing will catch some attention.