Corning’s smartphone glass to be featured in Ford’s 2017 GT


Ford’s GT Supercar 2017 is set to have something in common with a significant number of smartphones. The vehicle will feature a windshield built from Corning’s Gorilla Glass, the same display technology used to keep smartphone screens from cracking every time you drop them.

The hybrid windshield combines multiple types of glass to form the front windshield and rear engine cover of the 2017 GT, giving the track-focused supercar a tougher, scratch resistant window. The vehicle’s glass is 32 percent lighter than the windshield found in average vehicles and measures in at just 3mm to 4mm in thickness. It’s also damage and scratch resistant thanks to its triple-layered glass.

The Ford GT 2017 features a twin-turbo engine and carbon fibre body.