So, that new Ford GT, pretty awesome right? The new Ford GT has generated a lot of interest at the Detroit auto show. Sources say that the car will be hitting the track next year. It will be generating a lot of power and a lot of down force. However it will also be generating a lot of heat from boost. This leads me to the taillights.
I don’t know if you noticed yet, but the Ford GT taillights are hollow. This is similar to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat headlights. But why? The Dodge Challenger Hellcat use the hollow headlight tunnels the air into the air intake of the vehicle. But the Ford GT’s taillights are hollow. Doesn’t exactly allow the more air into the intake when they are pointed out the back of the vehicle.
There are a few thoughts as to why the taillights are hollow. One theory is that the wastegates vent through the taillights. The second theory, and I believe a better theory is that they are used to vent the hot air from the engine compartment and keep the engine cooler. If you look to the right of the light you might notice another slight opening that looks like it could be a little vent. Also, if you look closely at the image above, you can see some kind of light mesh behind the hollow taillight. I don’t know if either theory is correct, however the idea of them using vents to help keep the engine cooler sounds very plausible. If more information is made available, I will let you know.
If you have other ideas as to what the hollow taillights on the Ford GT could be used for, please let me know in the comments below.