After much rumour and speculation, Ford dropped jaws in Detroit today with the debut of its successor to the Ford GT. The supercar just might prove to be the most-talked-about car of the show.

The all-new Ford GT carbon fibre supercar goes into production in late-2016 and will feature a mid-mounted next-generation EcoBoost 600-horsepower twin-turbo V6; a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive; a stunning and aerodynamic two-door coupe body; and a two-seat cockpit, accessed by upward-swinging doors, with a “stalkless steering wheel” and a fixed driver’s seat with adjustable pedals.

There are rumours that the car will hit the motorsports racing scene later this year, but all we know for certain is that Ford will send it to production some time in 2016.

The GT joins an ever-growing list of performance models coming from Ford, including the Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and also-just-revealed Shelby GT350R.