2018 ford gt price

2018 ford gt price DEFAULT

Ford GTs sold for $450,000 three years ago. Now, they're worth more than $1 million

On Saturday, one Ford GT was sold at an auction by RM Sotheby's for $923,500, while two cars were sold by Barrett-Jackson for $1.2 million and $1.5 million. (The prices include a 10% "buyer's premium" charged by the auction company.)
Why would anyone pay more than triple the sticker price for an almost new car that's still in production?
It's not just about the car itself, although the Ford GT's looks and performance are impressive. It's also about how the car is sold and who gets the chance to buy one.
Ford has said it plans to make 1,350 Ford GTs, but so far only 600 are in customers' garages. Even with hundreds of Ford GTs still to be built, though, each one already has a preselected buyer.
Those buyers were chosen by Ford. Prospective owners had to apply to buy the car, much as if they were applying for a job. Previously demonstrated Ford fandom and a massive social media following definitely helped an applicant's chances. Also, Ford wanted applicants who would take the car out and drive it -- not just lock it up in a slick garage and exhibit it toclose friends.
Selected buyers also had to sign an agreement stipulating, among other things, that they would not sell the car for at least two years. And Ford obviously meant it. When Mecum Auctions sold a 2017 Ford GT for $1.8 million in 2018, Ford sued Mecum. The two companies later settled the suit. Ford has also filed suits against others for early sales.
This Ford GT sold for $1.5 million at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction, despite the fact that brand new ones are still sellig for a third that price.
The highly selective purchase process and the two-year resale moratorium have meant the market for Ford GTs is even tighter than the low production volume would indicate. Of course, the market will loosen up as more Ford GTs leave the factory and more of those initial buyers pass the two-year mark.
"It's really Ford's first attempt, at least publicly, at limiting the secondary market," said Johnathan Klinger, a spokesman for Hagerty, which provides insurance for classic and collector cars. "Whereas Porsche and Ferrari are well known to do stuff like that, they're a very different company."
In August 2019, Barrett-Jackson sold a 2017 Ford GT in Las Vegas for $1.5 million. RM Sotheby's sold one in Californiaatabout the same time that went for $1.2 million. Those were among the first of these cars able to change hands without legal hassles. (Barrett-Jackson also sold two Ford GTs, from the 2017 and 2019 modelyears, with proceeds going to charity. Those cars went for $2.5 million each, but charity auctions are not indicative of a car's actual value.)
This Ford GT was sold by RM Sotheby's for $923,500.
But there are signs that the market is starting to cool. Earlier this month, at Mecum's Kissimmee auction in Florida, bidding on a Ford GT went to an even $1 million, but the car did not sell because its owner was holding out for more.
"I think the prices on the secondary price market will not go up over the next two years. It'll probably go down," said Karl Brauer, executive editor of Kelley Book and a Ford GT owner. "How much it goes down is much harder to predict."

As cars go, it's a decent investment

There are a number of factors working in the favor of the car's longer term collectible value. First of all, there just never will be very many of them. Even with just 1,350 cars in existence, many of the Ford GT's dedicated owners may never want to sell,although at least a few clearly do.
"I'm a little amazed that so many guys that made that hard cut are selling them with no miles on them," said Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson. Jackson also owns a new Ford GT, as well a previous generation Ford GT, neither of which he plans to ever sell, he said.
The modern Ford GT was created to recall the Ford GT40 racecar that won the Le Mans 24 hour race in the mid-1960s. It may help the new car's value slightly that the Oscar-nominated movie "Ford vs. Ferrari," which recounts the story of the GT40, happens to be in theaters just as a number of new GTs are becoming available for sale, said Klinger.
This is Ford's second modern Ford GT. The last Ford GT, produced for the 2005 and 2006 model years, had a much more "retro" appearance and a big V8 engine. Ford made about 4,000 of them and buyers were not preselected. Even those Ford GTs, though, are still worth at least what they cost when new -- if not somewhat more, according to the Hagerty collector car pricing guide.
The new Ford GT looks sleek like a modern supercar. It's powered by aturbocharged V6 engine. The smaller engine allowed designers to create a compact central body for better aerodynamics.
Ford raced the new car at Le Mans in 2016 on the 50th anniversary of the GT40s first victory there. The new Ford GT finished first in its class.
While Ford GT prices may go down as more enter themarket, they almost certainly will never go below what their first buyers paid for them, said Klinger. That makes them a very rare thing among new car purchases: Adecent investment.
Sours: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/cars/ford-gt-auction-value/index.html

Ford GT

Flagship sports car manufactured by Ford

Not to be confused with MG GT or Mercedes-AMG GT.

This article is about the Ford GT sports car of 2004–2006 and from 2016 onwards. For the 1960s race car, see Ford GT40. For other uses, see Ford GT (disambiguation).

Motor vehicle

The Ford GT is a mid-engine two-seater sports car manufactured and marketed by American automobile manufacturer Ford for the 2005 model year in conjunction with the company's 2003 centenary. The second generation Ford GT became available for the 2017 model year.[1]

The GT recalls Ford's historically significant GT40, a consecutive four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1966–1969), including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966.

First generation (2005–2006)[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation
Ford GT Carmel.jpg
Production2004–2006 (4,038 units)
Model years2005–2006
Assembly
DesignerCamilo Pardo under J Mays
Body style2-door coupé
RelatedGalpin Ford GTR1
Engine5.4 L (329.5 cu in) superchargedFord Modular V8
Transmission6-speed Ricardomanual
Wheelbase106.7 in (2,710 mm)
Length182.8 in (4,640 mm)
Width76.9 in (1,950 mm)
Height43 in (1,092 mm)
Curb weight3,485 lb (1,581 kg)[2]

Development[edit]

The Ford GT began life as a concept car designed in anticipation of the automaker's centennial year and as part of its drive to showcase and revive its "heritage" names such as Mustang and Thunderbird. At the 2002 North American International Auto Show,[3] Ford unveiled a new GT40 Concept car. Camilo Pardo, the then head of Ford's "Living Legends" studio, is credited as the chief designer of the GT and worked under the guidance of J Mays. Carroll Shelby, the original designer of the Shelby GT 500, was brought in by Ford to help develop the GT; which included performance testing of the prototype car. While under development, the project was called Petunia.

The GT is similar in outward appearance to the original GT40, but is bigger, wider, and most importantly 4 in (100 mm) taller than the original's 40 in (100 cm) overall height; as a result, a potential name for the car was the GT44. Although the cars are visually related, structurally, there is no similarity between the modern GT and the 1960s GT40 that inspired it. After six weeks from the unveiling of the GT40 concept, Ford announced a limited production run of the car. Three pre-production cars were shown to the public in 2003 as part of Ford's centenary celebrations, and delivery of the production version called simply the Ford GT began in the fall of 2004.

As the Ford GT was built as part of the company's 100th anniversary celebration, the left headlight cluster was designed to read "100".[4]

Naming difficulties[edit]

A British company, Safir Engineering, who built continuation GT40 cars in the 1980s, owned the "GT40" trademark at that time. When production of the continuation cars ended, they sold the excess parts, tooling, design, and trademark to a small Ohio based company called Safir GT40 Spares. This company licensed the use of the "GT40" trademark to Ford for the initial 2002 show car. When Ford decided to put the GT40 concept to production stage, negotiations between the two firms failed as Ford did not pay the US$40 million the owners of the name demanded. Thus, the production cars are simply called the GT.[5][6]

Production[edit]

The GT was produced for the 2005 and 2006 model years. The car began assembly at Mayflower Vehicle Systems (MVS) in Norwalk, Ohio and was painted and continued assembly at Saleen Special Vehicles (SSV) facility in Troy, Michigan, through contract by Ford. The GT is powered by an engine built at Ford's Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Michigan. Installation of the engine and transmission along with seats and interior finishing was handled in the SVT building at Ford's Wixom, Michigan plant.[7]

Of the 4,500 cars originally planned, approximately 100 were to be exported to Europe, starting in late 2005. An additional 200 cars were destined for sale in Canada. Production ended in September 2006 without reaching the planned production target. Approximately 550 cars were built in 2004, nearly 1,900 in 2005, and just over 1,600 in 2006, for a grand total of 4,038 cars. The final 11 car bodies manufactured by Mayflower Vehicle Systems were disassembled, and the frames and body panels were sold as service parts. The Wixom Assembly Plant has stopped production of all models as of May 31, 2007.[8] Sales of the GT continued into 2007, from cars held in storage and in dealer inventories.

Heritage edition[edit]

Ford produced a total of 346 Heritage editions, recognizable by the Gulf Oil-inspired livery.[9] The livery is in honor of the back to back wins of Ford at the 1968 and 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans by the GT40 Mk I.

Year Reported US Sales Production
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2005744470117150911131761651572081,3022,027
2006157194204157178185147143133102261581,9192,011
Grand Total3,2214,038

Sales and marketing[edit]

When the Ford GT was first announced, the demand outpaced supply, and the cars initially sold for premium prices. The first private sale of Ford's new mid-engine sports car was completed on August 4, 2004, when former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley took delivery of his Midnight Blue 2005 Ford GT.[10] Shirley earned the right to purchase the first production Ford GT (chassis #10) at a charity auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Auction after bidding over US$557,000.[11]

A few other early cars sold for as much as a US$100,000 premium over the suggested retail price of US$139,995.[12] Optional equipment available included a McIntosh sound system, racing stripes, painted brake calipers, and forged alloy wheels adding US$13,500 to the MSRP.[13]

Performance and engineering[edit]

The center tunnel of the Ford GT is made from two aluminum extrusions friction stir weldedto a bent aluminum sheet and houses the fuel tank

The Ford GT features many technologies unique at its time including a superplastic-formed frame, aluminum body panels, roll-bonded floor panels, a friction stir welded center tunnel, covered by a magnesium center console, a "ship-in-a-bottle" gas tank, a capless fuel filler system, one-piece panels, and an aluminum engine cover with a one-piece carbon fiber inner panel.

Brakes are four-piston aluminum Brembo calipers with cross-drilled and vented rotors at all four corners. When the rear canopy is opened, the rear suspension components and engine are visible.

The 5.4 L longitudinalrear mountedModular V8 engine is an all-aluminum alloy engine with an Eaton 2300 Lysholm screw-type supercharger. It features a forged rotating assembly housed in an aluminum block designed specifically for the car. A dry sump oiling system is employed, allowing the engine to sit low in the car's frame. The DOHC4 valves per cylinder heads are a revision of the 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R cylinder heads (with slightly increased wall casting thickness in the exhaust port). The camshafts have unique specifications, with more lift and duration than those found in the Shelby GT500. Power output is 550 hp (410 kW; 558 PS) at 6,500 rpm and 500 lb⋅ft (678 N⋅m) of torque at 4,500 rpm.[14] A Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission is fitted featuring a helical limited-slip differential. Car and Driver tested the GT in January 2004 and recorded a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of 3.3 seconds.

Performance:

The 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine
  • Top speed: 205 mph (330 km/h)
  • 1⁄4 mile (402 m): 11.8 seconds
  • 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h): 3.8 seconds
  • 0–124 mph (0–200 km/h): 12.3 seconds
  • 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h): 44.3 seconds

Fuel consumption[edit]

The United States Environmental Protection Agency mileage estimate for the GT is 12 mpg‑US (20 L/100 km; 14 mpg‑imp) in city driving, and 19 mpg‑US (12 L/100 km; 23 mpg‑imp) in highway cruising, for a combined 14 mpg‑US (17 L/100 km; 17 mpg‑imp).[15]

Other media[edit]

The GT won Top Gear's Gas Guzzler of the Year award in 2005. One of the show's presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, owned a GT and despite initially reserving high acclaim for the vehicle, ultimately requested a refund from Ford due to extensive problems with the car's aftermarket alarm system.

During the GT's production run, the car was featured on the cover of the video gameGran Turismo 4, and was also featured in Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed: ProStreet, as well as being made into physical form in the Transformers: Alternators toyline, which featured realistic cars turning into Cybertronians; the Ford GT mold was used for the characters Mirage and Rodimus.

Standing mile speed record[edit]

Modified versions of the Ford GT have established several speed records, including the standing mile. One modified version holds the record for fastest street legal vehicle (the vehicle used in the record run is street legal and registered for road use in the U.S.A)[16] achieved by a highly modified twin turbo version of the original 5.4-liter V8 rated at approximately 2,500 hp (1,864 kW) with a top speed of 300.4 mph (483.4 km/h) set in Texas in March 2019.[17]

Ford GTX1[edit]

The Ford GTX1 is an aftermarket roadster iteration of the Ford GT introduced by the company at the 2005 SEMA Show. The car was built by Mark Gerisch, owner of Genaddi Design Group from Green Bay, Wisconsin with assistance from Ford. Kip Ewing, a development engineer who had been involved in the development of the GT and conceived the idea, supervised the project. The resulting car had a chassis 10% less stiff than the standard GT but this did not impact the performance of the car.

The design was inspired by the open top GT40 which was conceived in the 1960s. The car had a modified engine cover, modified doors (with roof portions removed) and a central removal roof bar. Two roof pieces could be installed and removed when the roof bar was installed making the car a T-top, a canvas roof panel would be installed when the roof bar was removed. The car had headrests inspired from the Porsche Carrera GT.

The car received a positive response at the show and customers urged Ford to build this version of the GT but the end of the production of the GT in the forthcoming year meant that it would be expensive to produce another limited variant of the car. The GTX1 was offered as a kit by the body shop adding US$38,000 to the price of a standard Ford GT. The involvement of Ford in the process meant that the warranty and other obligations on the car were unaltered.[18]

A total of 100 orders for the GTX1 were received and completed over a two-year planned production period, these including the exact copies of the SEMA show car. Other modifications on the GTX1 included race seats, a customized interior, new Wilwood brakes, a hidden rear bumper and a maximum power increase to 700 hp (522 kW; 710 PS). The GTX1 was featured in various automotive publications along with several reviews.[19]

Second generation (2016–present)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Second generation
2018 Ford GT.jpg

The 2018 Ford GT on display at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

ProductionDecember 2016 – present (250 units annually)[20]
Model years2017–present
AssemblyCanada: Markham, Ontario (Multimatic)[21]
DesignerChris Svensson[22]
Body style2-door coupé
DoorsButterfly
Engine3.5 L twin-turbochargedFord EcoBoost V6
Power output
  • 647–660 hp (482–492 kW) (GT)
  • 700 hp (522 kW) (GT Mk II)
Transmission7-speed Getrag 7DCL750 (PowerShift) dual-clutch
Wheelbase106.7 in (2,710 mm)
Length187.5 in (4,762 mm)
Width78.9 in (2,004 mm)
Height43.7 in (1,110 mm)
Curb weight
  • 3,354 lb (1,521 kg)[23] (GT)
  • 3,154 lb (1,431 kg) (GT Mk II)

At the 2015 North American International Auto Show and at the unveiling of the 2015 racing video game Forza Motorsport 6, the second-generation Ford GT was shown to the public with plans for production in 2016, after a decade-old hiatus from the first generation. The car marked 50 years since the GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and competed successfully in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans to better celebrate the anniversary, winning the LM GTE-Pro class, taking 1st and 3rd in class.

Development[edit]

The development of the second generation GT at Ford was a very secretive operation–according to design director Chris Svensson, "a handful of twelve people, including some key engineers, had access to the [design studio]".[24] This secrecy was maintained inside Ford and to the press until its 2015 unveiling at the North American Auto Show.

The design of the new GT began with its aerodynamics package, which was closely related to the ultimate focus of the design team of creating a successful Le Mans race car.[24] Low downforce and aerodynamic efficiency were of primary importance in the development of the exterior of the car, and this drove designers to pursue a 'teardrop profile' as often seen in LMP1 cars. The powertrain of the new GT, therefore, became a secondary criterion to the external design and aerodynamic performance of the car. Although a V8 and even a V12 engine were both considered, it was ultimately decided to use Ford's EcoBoost V6 engine due to the degrees of freedom that the compact engine gave designers.[25]

The intent behind the design was for the overall look of the second generation GT to be recognizable as a part of the GT line, which meant, for example, a cut back front nose piece, circular tail lights, and raised twin exhaust pipes.[24] There was no explicit requirement for luxury or practicality in the design of the road car, which is the reason behind the car's negligible cargo space and spartan interior. The interior seating position was fixed to provide additional space for the bodywork and teardrop exterior shape.

Overview[edit]

Like its predecessor, the new Ford GT is only offered as a 2-door coupe with the mid-rear layout, for the purpose of improved stability by keeping the center of gravity near the middle. The new GT's weight distribution is 43% front and 57% rear.[26] Unlike the first generation car, the new GT has butterfly doors that no longer include a piece integrated into the roof.

Powertrain[edit]

Engine compartment showing the EcoBoost V6

The car is powered by a 3,496 cc (3.5 L; 213.3 cu in) twin-turbochargedFord EcoBoost V6 engine rated at 647 hp (482 kW; 656 PS) and 550 lb⋅ft (746 N⋅m) of torque.[20] For the 2020 model year and beyond, this power output rating was increased to 660 hp (492 kW; 669 PS).[27] The engine shares many components with the F-150's 3.5 L V6 engine including the cylinder heads, block and dual fuel system. Notable differences include larger turbochargers, an aluminum intake manifold, a custom dry sump lubrication system, unique camshafts and higher strength rotating and timing drive components.

The engine is paired to a Getrag 7DCL750 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Chassis[edit]

Underpinning the new GT is a carbon fiber monocoque bolted to aluminum front and rear subframes covered in carbon fiber body panels.[28] The windshield of the vehicle is made of Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning, which is also used for manufacturing smartphone screens.[29] The Gorilla Glass is used to reduce the weight of the vehicle by allowing for a thinner windscreen with the same strength as a normal glass windscreen.[30] The GT employs a four-stage external dry sump oil pump and has an oil capacity of 15.3 US quarts (14.5 L).[31]

Suspension[edit]

The new GT uses a pushrod suspension system, which move the primary components of the suspension inboard and provide space for the large aerodynamic elements in the bodywork of the car.[32] The suspension is hydraulically adjustable, and the ride height can drop from 4.7 inches (120 mm) in comfort mode to 2.8 inches (70 mm) in Track or Vmax modes.[32] These drive modes also dynamically adjust the dampening component of the suspension, which consists of two springs stacked in series. In Track and Vmax modes, one of these springs is completely locked to increase the overall spring rate of the system. The car also has a front-axle lifting system for clearing road obstacles and steep entry angles.

Wheels[edit]

Optional carbon fiber wheels

The new GT is the second Ford vehicle to feature optional carbon fiber wheels, after the Shelby Mustang GT350R. In addition to improved strength and rigidity, these wheels weigh 2 lb (1 kg) less than their forged aluminum counterparts.[33] The wheels have a diameter of 20 inches at the front and rear, and come equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with codes of 245/35 R 20 for the front and 325/30 R 20 for the rear.[34] The brakes are ventilated carbon-ceramic discs made by Brembo, with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear.[35]

Aerodynamics[edit]

Rear view of flying buttresses and extended spoiler

The most prominent exterior features of the new GT are the open airflow tunnels built into the rear fenders of the car, referred to as the 'flying buttresses'. These large aerodynamic elements, enabled by the compact V6 engine and pushrod suspension design, channel air around the teardrop-shaped cockpit over the rear spoiler for increased downforce.[36] The front end of the GT features a GT40-inspired cutaway nose and vents in the hood that pass oncoming air over the top of the car. The rear features a large diffuser and hollow circular tail lights that expel air taken in by vents built into the flying buttresses.

The active rear spoiler of the GT can adjust and adapt to different driving conditions and modes depending on how much downforce is needed. In Track mode, a gurney flap will extend from the trailing edge of the wing to further increase downforce, and the wing will flip vertical to help stop the car under heavy braking.[36]

Performance[edit]

The new GT has a claimed top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h), and has a power to weight ratio of 0.43 hp (0.32 kW) per kilogram. In steady-state cornering on a skidpad, the GT can achieve 1.11 g of lateral acceleration, and the car is capable of braking from 70 mph (113 km/h) to a stop in 145 ft (44 m). Independent acceleration figures are provided below.[37]

  • 1⁄4 mile (402 m): 10.8 seconds at 134 mph (216 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph (97 km/h): 3.0 seconds
  • 0-100 mph (161 km/h): 6.2 seconds
  • 0-130 mph (209 km/h): 10.1 seconds
  • 0-150 mph (241 km/h): 14.5 seconds
  • 0-170 mph (274 km/h): 21.4 seconds

At the Willow Springs International Raceway, Motor Trend test driver Randy Pobst achieved a hot lap time of 1:23.69 in a 2017 GT, which at the time made it the fourth-fastest road car tested between the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (1:23.54) and the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S (1:24.26).[38] After suffering from mechanical issues during an earlier test by automotive magazine Car and Driver, racing driver Billy Johnson set a lap time around Virginia International Raceway of 2:38.62 in a 2017 GT. This places it third overall in Car and Driver's testing history at the circuit, between the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (2:37.3) and the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach (2:37.8).

Production[edit]

Production began in December 2016 and is scheduled to continue through 2022, with a planned production rate of one car per day at Multimatic's low-volume assembly facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada.[39] Approximately two hundred 2017 and 2018 year production cars were recalled to fix potential hydraulic leaking and fire risk.[40] The cars produced for the 2017 and 2018 model years are allocated through Ford Performance's vehicle allocation process. The cars produced for the 2019 model year were primarily for buyers unsuccessful in the initial selection process, and the cars produced for the 2020 model year are for new customers.[41]

2020 model year update[edit]

For the 2020 model year, the Ford GT received an update that introduced several mechanical upgrades and new special editions. The 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 is now rated at 660 hp (492 kW; 669 PS) due to gallery-cooled pistons and more powerful ignition coils.[42] New engine tuning also results in a 'broader torque band' according to Ford, although total torque output remains unchanged. The updated GT also comes standard with a new titanium exhaust system developed by Akrapovič, which saves 9 lb (4 kg) over the original exhaust.[43] The suspension stiffness in Track mode has also been further increased, and cooling airflow into the flying buttresses has been improved by new vent design in this updated model.[42]

Special editions[edit]

'67 Heritage Edition (2018)
'66 Heritage Edition (2021)

There have been number of special edition series for the new GT, often involving unique liveries, materials, or interior changes. These special editions include:

  • Competition Series (2017–2018): The closest one can get to the car that won the 2016 Le Mans, with all optional carbon fiber parts fitted, with interior weight savings from deletion of A/C, radio hardware, and storage bins.[44]
  • '66 Heritage Edition (2017): Matte or metallic black paint with #2 graphics to honor the winning GT40 Mk II at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • '67 Heritage Edition (2018): Race red paint with #1 graphics to honor the winning GT40 Mk IV at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • '68–'69 Heritage Edition (2019–2020): Blue and orange Gulf Oil livery with #9 (2019) or #6 (2020) graphics to honor the back to back wins at the 1968 and 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans by the GT40 Mk I.[45]
  • Liquid Carbon (2020): Exposed carbon fiber body and wheels for the 2020 model year, at an increased price of US$750,000.[46]
  • '66 Heritage Edition (2021): White, red, and carbon exterior with #98 graphics to honor the GT40 Mk II's win at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona.[47]
  • '64 Heritage Edition (2022): White with black accents to mimic the livery of the sole remaining GT40 prototype car, the 1964 GT/105.[48]

GT Mk II[edit]

A track-day-only version of the new GT, named the GT Mk II, was launched on 4 July 2019 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.[49] The name pays homage to the original GT40 Mk II race car that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The GT Mk II features many substantial changes from the road car that increase its capabilities on the track. The 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 engine has been tuned and is rated at over 700 hp (522 kW; 710 PS), which is cooled by a roof-mounted air intake and new outboard-mounted intercoolers.[50] The removal of the adjustable ride height system and the stripped-out interior reduces the overall weight of the Mk II by about 200 pounds (91 kg) over the road car.[51] The active spoiler has been replaced by a much larger fixed wing, which in combination with a larger diffuser and new aerodynamic elements results in a 400% increase in downforce over the road car.[52] The GT Mk II uses smaller 19-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport GT slick racing tires, although it shares the GT's carbon ceramic brakes.[51]

As a result of these changes, the GT Mk II is not street legal. Only 45 will be built, and at a unit price of US$1.2 million it is the most expensive new Ford ever sold.[53] The Mk II, however, is not sold by Ford but rather directly to customers by Multimatic, the Canadian manufacturer of all GT cars.[51]

Racing[edit]

Overview[edit]

The Ford GT has been campaigned in various racing venues. These include:

First generation[edit]

Ford GT GT1[edit]

The Ford GT GT1 is a racing version of the Ford GT developed by Matech Concepts to comply with FIA GT1 rules. The official race debut of the Ford GT1 coincided with the kick-off of the 2009 FIA GT Championship season in Silverstone. For the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship season four cars were fielded by two teams: Matech Competition and Marc VDS Racing Team. Three cars competed in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans race, with two (the number 70 car run by the Marc VDS Racing Team and the number 61 car run by Matech Concepts) retiring early on. The third car retired later in the race. For the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship season, Matech left the series which left Marc VDS running the four cars during the season, two under the Marc VDS Racing Team name and the other two cars under the name of Belgian Racing.

Ford GT GT3[edit]

The Ford GT was also homologated for the FIA GT3 rules by Matech Concepts. The Ford GT GT3 is involved in numerous championships including the FIA GT3 European Championship, FIA GT1 World Championship, Blancpain Endurance Series, and others. The GT3 version is slower than the GT1 version (rated at around 500 hp (373 kW) instead of 600 hp (447 kW)) and features different bodywork.

Second generation[edit]

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The #66 Ford GT LM GTE-Pro, which competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2016

CategoryWeathertech SportsCarGTLM and World Endurance ChampionshipLM GTE-Pro
ConstructorUnited StatesFord Performance
ChassisCarbon-fibre monocoque with safety roll cage
Suspension (front)Unequal length double wishbone with pushrod-actuated torsion bars and Multimatic DSSV dampers
Suspension (rear)As front
Length4,763 mm (188 in; 16 ft)
Width2,045 mm (81 in; 7 ft)
Height1,030 mm (41 in; 3 ft)
Wheelbase2,710 mm (107 in; 9 ft)
EngineFord EcoBoost 3.5 L (214 cu in) V6 60° twin-turbocharged, mid-engine, longitudinally-mounted
TransmissionRicardo 6-speed sequential semi-automatic paddle shift Limited slip ramp/plate differential
BatteryBraille AGM (13 volts)
PowerOver 500 PS (368 kW)
Weight1,200 kg (2,646 lb) excluding driver, fluids and fuel; 1,310 kg (2,888 lb) including driver, fluids and fuel
FuelVP Racing Fuels MS100 RON unleaded 80% + Ethanol E20 20% (IMSA SportsCar)/Shell V-Power LM24 98 RON unleaded (WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours (2016-2017))/Total Excellium LM24 98 RON unleaded 80% + Ethanol E20 (WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours (2018-present))
LubricantsCastrol EDGE SUPERCAR
BrakesSix piston front Brembo calipers. Four piston rear Brembo calipers. Vented Brembo discs
Tyres
Notable entrantsUnited StatesFord Chip Ganassi Team USA (IMSA SC)
United KingdomFord Chip Ganassi Team UK joint venture with Multimatic Motorsports (FIA WEC)
Notable drivers
Debut
RacesWins
33 (IMSA)
23 (WEC)
10 (IMSA)
6 (WEC)
Constructors' Championships1 (IMSA 2018)
Drivers' Championships0

Ford GT LM GTE-Pro by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing[edit]

On 12 June 2015, at Le Mans, it was announced that Ford will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 with a factory-supported, four-car effort operating as Ford Chip Ganassi Racing with the LM-spec Ford GT LM GTE-Pro.[58] The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing cars campaigned in both the IMSAWeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.[59] The car debuted at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona on January 30–31 finishing seventh and ninth in class.[60]

On June 19, 2016 the #68 Ford GT of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing finished first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LM GTE-Pro class; the victory marked fifty years after Ford won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, where they came first, second and third with the GT40.[61][62] In the 2016 6 Hours of Fuji and the 6 Hours of Shanghai, both the Ford GT's finished 1–2 at both races, the #67 winning both and the #66 coming second in both.

In the opening WEC race at Silverstone, the #67 Ford GT took victory.[63] Two races later, on June 19, 2017 the #67 Ford GT of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing finished runner up at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LM GTE-Pro class; this time fifty years after the second Le Mans Race win in 1967.[64]

Race Victories[edit]

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Overview

For anyone who wants to drive a race car that's legal for road use, just gather up about a half-million dollars and somehow earn the chance to buy a 2022 Ford GT. Its breathtaking bodywork both honors the iconic GT40 race car that dominated Le Mans in the 1960s and serves as the pinnacle of the Blue Oval's design and engineering departments. While the Ford F-150 also has a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6, it sure as hell doesn't make 660 horsepower and sound like a band of demons at full throttle. When the GT's gas pedal hits the proverbial metal, it should be on a racetrack—for safety reasons, yes­—but also to truly appreciate its relentless acceleration, vivid steering, and indomitable carbon-ceramic brakes. Surprisingly, its race-bred suspension can be adjusted to comfortable levels on regular roads. However, its cockpit is barren to avoid distractions and it's difficult to enter and exit, so don't mistake it for a daily driver. Sure, the prohibitively priced Ford GT won't impress Ferrari and McLaren owners with its raw performance figures, but it'll shock and awe anyone who's privileged enough to drive it.

What's New for 2022?

The 2022 Ford GT is notable because it serves as the last model year of the limited-production road-going race car. As a send-off to the marvelous machine that launched back in 2017 and to pay further homage to the five original GT prototypes that spawned the Le Mans winners, Ford introduces the 2022 GT '64 Prototype Heritage Edition. With a livery meant to mimic the first GT/101 prototype, this special edition wears Wimbledon White paint and a host of Antimatter Blue exterior details. These extend from the racing stripe over the roof to the 20-inch carbon-fiber wheels. Inside, the carbon-fiber seats and sections of the dashboard are covered in Lightspeed Blue microsuede to go along with the same type of material, except in black, on the steering wheel and headliner.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

Ford hasn't released official pricing for the 2022 GT, but we expect the supercar to continue to start at $500,000. Although that means most of us could never afford to own this exotic Ford, it's still fun to dream and fiddle with the configurator on the consumer site. We like the Frozen White exterior color paired with the Lightning Blue stripes that run over the top of the car. We'd also opt for the glossy carbon-fiber lower finish and 20-inch wheels for an added dose of raciness. A set of blue brake calipers completes the look. Inside, we're drawn to the Light Speed interior trim, which covers the cabin with a mix of black leather and blue microsuede surfaces.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Unlike the supercharged V-8 in the previous-generation GT, the new car is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is similar to the one found in the Ford F-150 Raptor. Pumping out 660 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, the V-6 is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. While the last version we tested had a few less horses, it still posted supercar-worthy acceleration times. Piloting the GT is surprisingly easy, and the big car feels light and agile from behind the wheel. Despite its performance potential, the ride isn't as punishing as you might imagine. The suspension rides just short of choppy over minor bumps, but it'll still transmit some harsh impacts through to the cabin.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Preserving fossil fuels is the lowest priority when it comes to hypercars. However, the Ford GT is one of the most efficient examples. The EPA estimates it'll earn 12 mpg city and 18 highway. Compare that with gas guzzlers like the Bugatti Chiron (9/15 mpg city/highway) and the Lamborghini Aventador (9/14 mpg city/highway). Then again, the Ford has six fewer cylinders than the Lambo and 10 fewer than the Bugatti. Since we haven't tested any of these high-dollar machines on our 75-mph fuel-economy route, which isn't part of our extensive testing regimen, we can't evaluate their real-world mpg. For more information about the GT's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The interior is similarly arresting but for a different reason: It's extremely minimalistic and driver-focused, with almost every control relegated to the race-car-inspired steering wheel. Getting inside is a challenge, but once you're there, you'll notice the driver's seat doesn't adjust. Instead, Ford engineered the pedals and steering wheel to adjust to the driver's position in the fixed seat. The gauge cluster looks as if it were taken directly out of the Ford GT race car, and another digital display is inset into the suede-wrapped dashboard and controls the infotainment functions.

Infotainment and Connectivity

With the priority focused on driving, the GT doesn't offer the litany of infotainment and connectivity features that most modern cars do. Still, it has a 6.5-inch touchscreen that supports Ford's Sync 3 software. It also responds to voice commands and has built-in navigation for those who want to road-trip this $500,000 machine.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Ford GT is a low-volume, ultra-high-performance model, so it's not crash-tested by either agency that conducts these evaluations. Likewise, it lacks any of the driver-assistance technology that is traditionally cooked into most modern consumer cars.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Despite its exclusivity and lofty price tag, the GT does have a familiar warranty. However, Ford doesn't cap the mileage on its limited and powertrain coverage during their three-year periods.

  • Limited warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

Specifications

VEHICLE TYPE: mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

PRICE AS TESTED: $525,750 (base price: $478,750)

ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled Miller-capable V-6, aluminum block and heads

Displacement: 213 cu in, 3497 cc
Power: 647 hp @ 6250 rpm
Torque: 550 lb-ft @ 5900 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 106.7 in
Length: 187.5 in
Width: 78.9 in Height: 43.7 in
Passenger volume: 43 cu ft
Cargo volume: 0.4 cu ft
Curb weight: 3381 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 3.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 6.2 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 10.1 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 14.5 sec
Zero to 170 mph: 21.4 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.6 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.3 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.3 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 10.8 sec @ 134 mph
Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 216 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 145 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.11 g

FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA combined/city/hwy: 14/11/18 mpg


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2018 Ford GT vs Lamborghini Huracan Drag Race

2020 Ford GT Review: Enzo Who?

Isn't it funny that a car that was meant to flip the bird at one of the most exclusive automakers in history is now a car that is even more difficult to obtain than most Ferraris? The Ford GT is not only a car that will be produced for a limited period, but it's also incredibly difficult for prospective buyers to be approved to buy one. This isn't just a financing issue, since the GT is a relatively-affordable-for-a-limited-model $500,000; the problem is that Ford doesn't want resellers and chance-takers buying the car simply for bragging rights or a quick buck. No, to own a GT today means proving your worth as a client. As much as Ford sells you a car, so must you sell yourself as an aficionado. Once you've successfully gained approval, you must then wait some time, since the interior of the GT is tailored to your body with fixed seats. Nevertheless, when it does arrive, you get a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that sends a whopping 660 horsepower (after the 2020 update) and 550 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, exclusively via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Read in this review:

🚙What’s New For The Ford GT?

The Ford GT was resurrected in 2017 as a 50-year anniversary celebration of the original 1966 Le Mans-winning, Ferrari-besting racecar, called the GT40. However, the GT existed in between these two generations as a second-generation model that was first produced in 2005. That version was powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 producing 550 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. With the 2017 Ford GT's rebirth, visual cues were kept similar and the overall shape was clearly inspired by the original, and the retro 2005 Ford GT model - still, the new Ford GT supercar could easily be distinguished from the model of yore. The motor, body, brakes, suspension - every part of the car was completely redesigned, and that model is what underpins today's GT. Developed alongside the racecar that went back to France to race, the GT got a built-in roll-cage and a race-developed chassis, while the body was constructed predominantly out of carbon fiber. 647 hp was developed out of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, with the 2020 model increasing that by 13 hp and offering a fatter torque spread.

For 2020, the current generation has been updated with numerous advances including a 13 hp increase in power, tuning that provides a wider torque curve, and a number of mechanical and aesthetic upgrades too. These include new gallery-cooled pistons, bigger air ducts, larger intercoolers, improved ignition coils, upgraded suspension tuning, and a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system that is nine pounds lighter than the old setup. Two new appearance packages are included with the updates too, with the gorgeous Gulf livery-inspired Heritage Edition gaining carbon wheels and a change in the door number from 9 to 6, in honor of the race-winning GT40 chassis from 1968 and '69. A new limited-edition Liquid Carbon package is also available, with the carbon-fiber body being painted with nothing but clear-coat lacquer and the wheels also being forged from carbon fiber.

Pros and Cons

  • Astonishing performance
  • Gorgeous exterior
  • Racecar interior
  • Available Gulf color scheme is design perfection
  • Exclusivity guaranteed
  • Ludicrous price - even for a supercar
  • Literally no storage space
  • Minimal safety tech

2020 Ford GT Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

TrimEngineTransmissionDrivetrainPrice (MSRP)
GT

3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas

7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic

Rear-Wheel Drive

$500,000

Ford GT Coupe Exterior

Where does one start? The Ford GT coupe is a visually arresting beauty that features a gaping pair of vents in the hood that contribute to downforce, with LED lighting in a modern interpretation of the classic that this model was inspired by. The carbon fiber body features gullwing-doors that taper towards massive vents feeding the mid-mounted engine, with buttresses linking the narrowing body and the wide rear fenders. At each corner, forged lightweight aluminum or even carbon fiber 20-inch wheels can be fitted. Moving to the rear, a massive active wing can deploy above the twin exhaust outlets, while the combination of a huge diffuser and functional vents help add width. For those who haven't picked this up yet, take a look at the GT's round taillights and exhaust pipes. If you're a fan of Angry Birds, you may notice the face of a non-Kosher character from the game there.

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Dimensions

The GT is wide - really wide. Including the mirrors, it measures 88.1 inches across. With them folded, you'll still have a girth of 83.2 inches, while the body itself makes up for 78.9 of those inches. At normal ride height, the GT is 43.7 inches tall, while the adaptive suspension can drop that figure by two inches. Length from nose to tail is 187.5 inches with a wheelbase of 106.7 inches. The GT's dry weight without fluids is impressively low, with the supercar tipping the scales at 3,054 lbs - thank the extensive use of carbon fiber for that.

  • Length187.5 in

  • Wheelbase106.7 in

  • Height43.7 in

  • Max Width78.9 in

  • Curb Weight3,354.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

The GT is available in numerous customized configurations, but our favorite is by far and away the color scheme of the Heritage Edition. This version features the iconic orange and blue of Gulf Oil, with a thin black pinstripe separating the two colors and an exposed carbon fiber race number - 6 - showing on the doors. Other paint options include Frozen White, Ingot Silver, Liquid Blue, Triple Yellow, Shadow Black, Liquid Grey, Liquid Red, and Matte Black, while stripes can be added in Frozen White, Shadow Black, Ingot Silver, Alloy, Lightning Blue, Race Red, or Competition Orange. If you don't want any paint at all, the limited-edition Liquid Carbon spec simply adds a clear gloss finish to the carbon body. If that's too much for you, the front lip, side skirts, and rear diffuser can be finished in Shadow Black or your choice of matte or gloss carbon fiber.

GT Performance

The GT is a car that was developed as a racecar first and foremost, with tuning and tweaking happening on track. However, the road car is more powerful than the track-going version on which it is based, since pesky competition regulations limit output. Without those shackles, the roadgoing model is free to breathe. Its mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 produces an exhilarating 660 hp (up from 647 hp in its original pre-2020 form) and 550 lb-ft of torque, and to ensure your hands stay on the wheel, the GT is only available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Ferociously quick, the gearbox bangs through the gears faster than you can blink, and that power plant behind your head provides a surprisingly attractive tone. Line up next to something fast, engage launch control, and prepare your neck for a 0-60 mph time of around three seconds flat. If you find a track, or a stretch of road long enough to risk a healthy fine and an extended all-expenses-paid trip to your local penitentiary, the GT will keep pulling all the way to 216 mph.

Engine and Transmission

While the car itself is exclusive, so is the powertrain configuration. Like all true supercars, the manufacturer tells you what you're getting - not the other way round. While the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost sitting in the middle of the GT can also be found in a state of lesser tune in products like the Ford Raptor, here it makes even more power, and thanks to small but meaningful updates only applied to the GT for 2020, this version of the engine is better equipped to deal with full-bore track attacks. With an upgrade of 13 hp for 2020 it now produces 660 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, and with a lightning-quick seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, the Ford GT is a rocketship that can hang with cars double its price. Thanks to an adaptive exhaust system, the GT also avoids being a complete irritation for anyone in a three-mile radius, and while it is a supercar, Ford is very good at making civilized and sensible road cars. Thus, you can put it into one of its more laidback modes and get rather relaxed gearshifts and throttle response.

  • Engine

    3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas

  • Transmission

    7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic

Handling and Driving Impressions

While we wouldn't call the GT an off-road capable, lofty curb climber, the adaptive suspension allows you to lower the car by two inches through a hydraulic setup that brings the supercar even closer to the earth, thus enabling even more astonishing handling. In this Track mode, the dampers have benefited from increased stiffening, while the wind tunnel-developed body channels air all around the car in ways that enhance grip downforce while minimizing drag. An adaptive rear spoiler also raises at high speed to improve stability and the result is flat-out low-speed corners and total high-speed straight-line confidence. Body roll is nonexistent and the steering is so sharply direct that it's almost telepathic. Thankfully, that steering setup is a hydraulic system, so feel is there in buckets too, telegraphing what the rubber in front of you is doing.

With massive Brembo carbon-ceramic 15.5-inch discs in front and 14.1-inch discs at the rear, the six- and four-piston calipers have plenty of surface area to bite down on, resulting in the kind of braking that will melt your face just as well as the acceleration will rearrange your internal organs. They're not entirely responsible for that facial rearrangement though - the rear wing acts as an air-brake too. The adaptive suspension isn't unbearable for road use either, assuming that you're willing to risk stone chips and the drool of other motorists. However, this car was built for the track and Ford wants it to be used there. It'd be a waste not to take advantage of that.

GT Gas Mileage

Although most owners won't care, the Ford GT returns 12/18/14 mpg on the city/highway/combined cycles. With a 15.2-gallon gas tank, mixed range is around 212 miles. This equates to around 118 of the most boring Willow Springs International Raceway laps ever known to man. Interestingly, the old 2005 5.4-liter supercharged V8 Ford GT was slightly better on the economy run, with figures of 12/19/14 mpg on the same city/highway/combined cycles.

  • Fuel Economy

    City/Hwy: 11/18 mpg

* 2020 Ford GT Coupe

GT Interior

Thanks to that tapering body shape, the GT isn't blessed with a spacious cabin. However, it is worthy of the name cockpit since the simple but advanced interior features an adjustable carbon fiber pedal box and a steering wheel with illuminating shift lights. Functions like turn signals and headlights are also controlled from the wheel, and the narrow central console houses your start button and drive mode selectors. A 10.1-inch configurable driver info display manages speedo and other outputs, while simultaneously dwarfing the 6.5-inch center touchscreen infotainment display.

Seating and Interior Space

Ford's supercar is a strict two-seater. However, unlike most cars available in various segments of the market in the USA, the seats are not adjustable. Instead, foam pads are molded to your body shape and stuck on to the exposed carbon tub. Thereafter, you can adjust the pedals and the steering wheel to bring them closer to you. No matter how athletic you may be, however, getting in past the gullwing doors and over the high and wide sill is not the sort of maneuver that even a gymnast or a ballerina would call graceful. Once seated, most controls are on the steering wheel for ease of access, but shorter individuals may find that stretching to the infotainment screen is a bit of a chore.

  • Seating capacity

    2-seater

Interior Colors and Materials

This review may well set a record for the most mentions of the phrase "carbon fiber". The interior is almost entirely dominated by the stuff, with very little plastic and brushed stainless steel breaking it up. The upholstery catalog is dominated by racy Alcantara in dark themes, but you can get highlights of leather and a little fabric in colors like orange, white, navy blue, and black. We're big fans of the overt orange color scheme, which adds a slab of bright tangerine paneling to the passenger-side dash.

GT Trunk and Cargo Space

While the Ford GT may aim to excel on track, the trunk barely has enough space for the average racing helmet. Sitting behind the engine, the narrowing cargo area is more like a storage bin, offering just 0.4 cubic feet of volume.

In the cabin, storage options aren't much better. The passenger gets a narrow tray under the dash, while a tiny spot at the end of the center console could maybe hold an old Motorola flip-phone from the era when the Olsen twins were still famous. No cupholders, door pockets, or other useful nooks are available.

GT Infotainment and Features

Features

Despite its cost, don't expect the GT to be packed with convenience features and driver aids. The car's budget was blown almost entirely on making it as track-ready as possible. With this in mind, you get a multi-multi-function steering wheel with enough buttons to control the Mars Rover. Also on the wheel is an integrated shift light, while behind the squared tiller is a 10.1-inch configurable driver info display. Manual or automatic climate controls are available, but either option is single-zone. Variable drive modes, hill start assist, cruise control, adaptive suspension, keyless entry, push-button start, active noise-canceling, and a nose-lift function are included too. A rearview camera is all you get for driver assistance beyond the stability and traction control systems.

Infotainment

In a supercar with an MSRP of $500,000, you'd expect the vehicle to come with the best available infotainment system if one is equipped. While the GT does indeed get Ford's SYNC 3 system with its voice-activated navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio systems, it uses a smaller 6.5-inch screen rather than the eight-inch screen that some other Ford products get treated to. A pair of USB ports and Bluetooth audio streaming also feature on the system that is easy to use and well laid-out, but the speed of the system is starting to fall behind what the market leaders offer.

GT Problems and Reliability

While the Ford GT has thus far only been subject to one recall in 2017 and 2018, it was a rather serious one. The rear wing, which is actuated using a hydraulic system, may leak hydraulic fluid and subsequently cause a fire.

Should anything go wrong, the vehicle comes with a three-year/unlimited-mileage limited and powertrain warranty. No complimentary scheduled maintenance is offered.

GT Safety

Far too rare and expensive to be subjected to crash tests, the Ford GT has not been reviewed by the NHTSA or IIHS, but with a full carbon body and aluminum substructures, as well as a built-in FIA-approved roll cage, the vehicle ought to be exceptionally sound.

Key Safety Features

A rearview camera. That's the only "advanced" safety feature you'll find on the GT, beyond its complicated traction and stability control systems. However, there is an FIA-approved roll cage built into the shell - part of the development alongside the FIA WEC race car - an automatic post-crash fuel shutoff system, and a post-crash alert system. Should you screw it up trying to beat a lap record, frontal, side-impact, and knee airbags help cushion the blow.

Verdict: 🏁Is the Ford GT a good car?

The Ford GT is gloriously exclusive. It's the Blue Oval's halo car and is well-deserving of the title. With a mind-bending 660 hp and a dual-clutch automatic gearbox that provides snap shifts capable of cracking the vertebrae in your neck, the GT is a ridiculous performer. The jaw-droppingly, achingly gorgeous design that gets better the more you look at it is also unreal from a company that makes workaday stuff like the F-150. Despite its badge, the 216 mph top speed, ridiculous acceleration, active aero, carbon-fiber bodywork, and genuine racing pedigree - not to mention its storied heritage - make it an exceptionally desirable supercar. It's impractical too, and for a supercar, that's a must. What better way to show that you've made it and are a true patriot than by buying the car that calls to mind a time when Ford stuck it to the established order and made Italian giants fall? If you have the means and the character that the asking price and Ford's selection team demand, buy one. It's a future classic.

🚘What's the Price of the Ford GT?

The Ford GT is a car that's super affordable - provided that you own majority shares in companies like Microsoft, Apple, Qatar Airways, the Burj Khalifa hotel in Dubai, and British American Tobacco. The starting price for the Ford GT is an eye-watering $500,000. Let that sink in for a second. Half a MILLION dollars for something that shares a badge with a Transit panel van. While we don't know what customization options on this supercar would cost, it's safe to say that if money is no object for you, you may still be wary of getting carried away with the customization choices.

Ford GT Models

Not to be confused with the Ford Mustang GT, the Ford GT supercar is available only in a single trim. While there are various appearance packages and Heritage "editions", these are little more than paint schemes. All Ford GT models produced come with the same twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost and send power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Power is rated at 660 hp as of 2020 with torque measuring in at 550 lb-ft. An Akrapovic titanium exhaust system is standard, as are features like a nose-lifting system, adaptive suspension, variable drive modes, carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes, and a hydraulic wing. In the cabin, a multi-function steering wheel with illuminating shift lights, a 10.1-inch configurable driver display, and a 6.5-inch infotainment system are all included. The system includes smartphone connectivity, satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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Additional Packages

No packages are really available to add further features, but you can choose from a list of 'Le Mans-inspired color schemes and liveries. Carbon fiber wheels can also be specced, or you can go the whole hog and get a Liquid Carbon package that specs no paint on the naked carbon body, with the panels instead coated in a clear gloss lacquer. This package also includes the carbon wheels as standard. Stripes in various colors and brake color choices are also open to potential buyers.

🚗What Ford GT Model Should I Buy?

All Ford GTs for sale come essentially fully-specced, with only appearance changes available for customization. While the choice, therefore, comes down to your own personal preferences, we'd certainly spec a Heritage Edition in the timeless Gulf racing colors of sky blue and orange. Coupled with carbon fiber wheels to draw attention to the exposed-carbon race number on the doors, as well as orange brake calipers to tie the color scheme in further, this would be the ultimate expression of modern nostalgia.

2020 Ford GT Comparisons

2020 Ford GT vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

If you can't get on the list for a Ford GT but still crave a slice of mid-engined Americana, the C8 Corvette Stingray could be for you. Its naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 is hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. However, despite its capacity, the 'Vette only produces 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque versus the GT's 660 horses and 550 lb-ft. Nevertheless, the Corvette has a hugely appealing interior with a focus on style and driver involvement, and it looks ridiculously exotic from the outside too. A lot more driver aids are available for this car versus the minimalistic GT, but the real kicker is the price. Even with its complicated design and advanced driver aids, the Corvette starts at under $60,000. You could literally buy eight of them and still have change left over, for the same cost of the Ford GT. It'll never have the cachet of the GT, and if exclusivity matters, the GT is better, but if it doesn't, and if you like your supercars livable on the daily, the new 'Vette might be the one to choose.

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2020 Ford GT vs Ferrari 488 Pista

Yes, it's Ford vs Ferrari. Interestingly, the GTE version that competes alongside the racing version of the Ford GT was bested by that car in endurance racing. The mid-engined Italian makes use of a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces a mind-boggling 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. Its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is one of the best in the business and it gets from 0-60 mph just as quickly as the GT, 2.9 seconds after setting off. Top speed is a few clicks behind that of the GT, however, with the Ferrari topping out at a little over 211 mph. It also has a useful frunk and is easier to drive on the road thanks to its narrower body. At a starting price of $330,000, it's a performance bargain against the GT. While it's tough to make a call here, either choice would be excellent.

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Yesterday, Ford finally released some key specs for the 2018 Mustang and we were impressed. The GT gets 460 horsepower and sprints to 60 mph in under four seconds, but Ford didn't announce how much it'd cost. Today, the 2018 Mustang configurator just went live on Ford's website, and with it, pricing. The four-cylinder EcoBoost starts at $25,585, while the V8-powered GT is $35,095.

For reference, the 2017 Mustang EcoBoost started at $26,000 and the GT was $33,000—that makes the new, base EcoBoost slightly cheaper than before, while the GT is $2000 dearer. Adding the Premium package to the EcoBoost costs a little over $5000, while it's just $4000 for the GT.

If you want a droptop Mustang, the EcoBoost Convertible starts at $31,085, and the GT Convertible—which is only available with the Premium Package—starts at $44,595. So, chopping your Mustang's roof off costs $5500, regardless of which engine you chose.

In addition to its revised looks, the 2018 Mustang gets a new, optional 10-speed automatic transmission that's currently used in the F-150 Raptor. On both models, this gearbox commands a $1600 premium. The EcoBoost doesn't get a power increase, but torque rises from 320 lb-ft to 350 lb-ft, and when equipped with the automatic, it runs to 60 mph in under five seconds.

We're most interested in the updated, $4000 Performance Package for the GT. In addition to sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, the GT Performance Package gets optional, $1700 MagneRide dampers similar to those used on the Shelby GT350. These dampers work wonders in any car they're installed in, and promise big handling improvements for the Mustang.

The Performance Package is available for the EcoBoost too for just $2500, and you can option MagneRide Dampers for $1700 too. Both the EcoBoost and GT get a new Drag Strip mode to help with straight-line performance, while the V8-powered car gets an optional performance exhaust. And now, you can order the Performance Package on any Mustang—previously it was only available for manual-transmission hardtops.

The 2018 Mustang should arrive at dealers in the coming months, and hopefully, we'll drive it soon. We're especially interested in the GT Performance Package with MagneRide dampers—it sounds like it could give the excellent Camaro SS 1LE a run for its money.

A previous version of this story said that MagneRide dampers weren't available on the Mustang EcoBoost. The opposite is true, and the story has been updated to reflect that. We regret the error.

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2018 Ford GT

Ford GT Expert Review

Jason Udy

The mid-engine 2018 Ford GT supercar returns as the automaker's flagship sports coupe. Other sporty Fords include the Ford Mustang coupe and convertible, Taurus SHO sedan, Fusion Sport sedan, Focus ST and RS hatchbacks, Fiesta ST hatchback, and F-150 Raptor pickup.

Overview

First shown at the 2015 Detroit auto show, we don't expect any major changes to the limited production supercar, but we'll update this space as soon as we have more info. The automaker has shown some special-edition versions since it first debuted, including the Competition Series. The Ford GT is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The domestic mid-engine supercar is rated 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque and has a top speed of 216 mph. The Ford GT is EPA-rated 11/18/14 mpg city/highway/combined.

The Ford GT is based around a carbon-fiber tub with aluminum front and rear sub-frames covered by carbon fiber body panels. Other performance bits include a inboard-mounted torsion beam and pushrod suspension with adjustable ride height mated to Multimatic's Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) shock absorbers, active aerodynamics, and carbon-ceramic brakes. Carbon fiber wheels are optional. Inside, the Ford GT features a reconfigurable digital gauge cluster with five driving modes (Normal, Wet, Sport, Race, and V-Max).

While Ford originally planned to make 500 cars over two model years (250 cars each year), the automaker announced it will expand its production to four years for a total of 1,000 examples of the Ford GT. We've yet to drive the new American supercar, but you can read our First Ride story here.

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