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The most powerful factory-built Ford Mustang in history will take to the street next year, following a unique collaboration between performance car legend Carroll Shelby and the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT).

Ford took the wraps off the plus horsepower Ford Shelby Cobra GT show car at the New Year International Auto Show March Designed in the unmistakable image of Shelby Mustangs of the s, the Shelby Cobra GT melds SVT's modern engineering with the big-block performance that made the original GT the king of the road.

"The all-new Ford Mustang is one of the hottest cars in many years," says Phil Martens, Ford group vice president, Product Creation. "Its chassis was engineered from the beginning to be the basis of a high-performance, world-class sports car from SVT, and the Shelby Cobra GT is it."

Carroll Shelby lends his support to SVT, adapting his earlier role as a senior advisor on the "Dream Team" that was assembled to develop and build the Ford GT.

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A production version of the GT will go on sale in , continuing the high-performance lineage of the SVT Mustang Cobra model line. It will be followed by a steady stream of performance products developed by SVT, possibly including a version of the production-intent Sport Trac Adrenalin, the industry's first performance sport-utility truck.

Just as the original Shelby GT was the "step up" to big-block power from the GT, the new Ford Shelby Cobra GT steps up to Ford's liter "MOD" V The result? The GT is the most powerful factory Mustang ever. Its supercharged liter, valve V-8 evolves from SVT's experience with supercharging the "MOD" engine to deliver more than horsepower and foot-pounds of torque.

Under the striped, powerdome hood lurks the most powerful factory Mustang engine ever with more than hp, lb.-ft. of torque.

The cast-iron-block, four-valve engine is force-fed an air-and-fuel mixture via a screw-type supercharger at pounds per square inch of boost. Aluminum cylinder heads, piston rings and bearings sourced from the Ford GT program bring a high level of proven durability to the drivetrain, while upgraded cooling components promise longevity. "Powered by SVT" camshaft covers are the finishing touch to the engine.

"This version of the liter V-8 has a higher horsepower rating than any other factory Mustang in history," says Jay O'Connell, SVT chief vehicle engineer. "It really delivers on the essence of two great names in Ford performance - a mix of SVT's modern-day experience with supercharging and the Shelby GT's heritage of big-block power."

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Helping to put the power of the GT's supercharged V-8 to the pavement is a T six-speed manual gearbox. The evenly spaced gears mean less stirring is needed to find the "sweet spot" in keeping the revs "on cam" for power to pass, while at the same time making the most of the engine's broad torque curve. The heavy-duty transmission has proven itself a willing companion to V-8 power in Mustangs in both road and track environments, including the SVT Mustang Cobra R, SVT Mustang Cobra and the new race-winning Ford Racing Mustang FRC.

The GT features a MacPherson strut independent front suspension with "Reverse L" lower control arms, and a solid-axle, three-link rear suspension with coil springs and a Panhard rod for precise control of the rear axle.

This rear suspension design has been validated on the track by Ford Racing. The race-prepared Ford Racing Mustang FRC was purpose-built from the base Mustang body structure and suspension geometry to run in the Grand-Am Cup series, a class of road racing for production-based cars. Competing against the best from Germany and Japan, a Mustang FRC competed in and won its first ever race in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in February



Continuing the snake logo tradition of past-generation SVT Mustang Cobras, as well as late-model Shelby Mustangs, the fenders each feature an updated design of the Cobra. For the first time on any SVT Mustang, the front grille features an off-center snake in place of the standard running horse. "GT" is emblazoned inside the side rocker stripes, and the name "SHELBY" is prominently featured across the rear deck. The SVT logo can be seen on the wheel center caps, a signature SVT location, as well as on the doorsill plates. To top if off, the "gas cap" medallion between the taillights reads "Shelby GT" centered on the Cobra image.

The interior is completely wrapped in ebony black leather, including the top of the dash, door panels and center arm rest. Also wrapped in ebony leather are the shift lever, shift boot and parking-brake handle. SVT Red leather seat and door panel inserts provide a marked contrast to the rest of the leather-trimmed cabin, surrounding the performance enthusiast with luxury and comfort. Snake logos embroidered into the seat backs finish the package.

Carroll Shelby first put his name on a Mustang back in when he was asked to inject some high performance into the brand-new pony car. The result was the GTR, a lightweight, handling-focused race car that earned the Mustang its first performance credentials. Subsequent Shelby Mustangs included a street version of the race car, the GT, and what was known as the "rent-a-racer" Mustang, the GTH, a joint project with the Hertz rental car corporation.

The ultimate Shelby Mustang of the era was the GTKR, or "King of the Road." Powered by a big block cubic inch "Cobra Jet" V-8, the GTKR was one of the most powerful, and memorable, muscle cars of that period. Shelby Mustang production ceased in with a total volume of 14, units.

Text/Photos: Ford Motor Company

Editor's note: Regular readers will be familiar with the road test in January of the Ford Mustang GT , courtesy of American Car Imports. That was an impressive car - this one looks awesome. I am sure Anthony Cohen of ACI will be one of the first in the UK to quote on this exciting machine. Call him on +44 (0)20 , or email [email&#;protected].


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Ever wanted to buy a brand new Ford GT? It’s still not too late – the Blue Oval company is extending the production run of the new supercar by adding more cars through But now you can also buy a virtually brand new GT from the previous generation of the model.

A Ford dealer in Illinois is offering a GT with just miles ( kilometers) on the odometer. That’s probably the mileage of the car after it was taken off the assembly lines and driven through the showroom’s halls and parking lots. Maybe a couple of short test drives too, but nothing that can ruin its new car title.

The exterior is finished in Red Clearcoat while the interior features a contrasting black leather interior with sports bucket seats. Under the hood is an awesome liter V8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission, sending power to the rear wheels.

Needless to say, everything looks to be in pristine condition – the leather seats and steering wheel are virtually untouched, and all other interior bits look equally unworn. It also comes with its original information sticker, which reveals a very interesting fact about its price.

Back in , when this GT was actually brand new, Ford asked $, for it. The base price was $,, but the single CD player, light forged alloy wheels, red painted brake calipers, and racing stripes, together with a couple of taxes, added almost $17, to that price. The seller is currently asking $, for it or more than three times the car’s base price. It’s not a surprise then that some customers are actually buying brand new GTs only as a future investment.

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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 – and from onwards. For the s race car, see Ford GT 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 model year in conjunction with the company's centenary. The second generation Ford GT became available for the model year.[1]

The GT recalls Ford's historically significant GT40, a consecutive four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (&#;), including a finish in

First generation (–)[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation
Ford GT Carmel.jpg
Production– (4, units)
Model&#;years
Assembly
DesignerCamilo Pardo under J Mays
Body&#;style2-door coupé
RelatedGalpin Ford GTR1
Engine&#;L (&#;cu&#;in) superchargedFord Modular V8
Transmission6-speed Ricardomanual
Wheelbase&#;in (2,&#;mm)
Length&#;in (4,&#;mm)
Width&#;in (1,&#;mm)
Height43&#;in (1,&#;mm)
Curb&#;weight3,&#;lb (1,&#;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 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 , 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 (&#;mm) taller than the original's 40&#;in (&#;cm) overall height; as a result, a potential name for the car was the GT Although the cars are visually related, structurally, there is no similarity between the modern GT and the s 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 as part of Ford's centenary celebrations, and delivery of the production version called simply the Ford GT began in the fall of

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

Naming difficulties[edit]

A British company, Safir Engineering, who built continuation GT40 cars in the s, 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 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 and 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, cars originally planned, approximately were to be exported to Europe, starting in late An additional cars were destined for sale in Canada. Production ended in September without reaching the planned production target. Approximately cars were built in , nearly 1, in , and just over 1, in , for a grand total of 4, 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, [8] Sales of the GT continued into , from cars held in storage and in dealer inventories.

Heritage edition[edit]

Ford produced a total of 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 and 24 Hours of Le Mans by the GT40 Mk I.

Year Reported US Sales Production
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
744470911,2,
581,2,
Grand Total3,4,

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, , when former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley took delivery of his Midnight Blue 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$,[11]

A few other early cars sold for as much as a US$, premium over the suggested retail price of US$,[12] Optional equipment available included a McIntosh sound system, racing stripes, painted brake calipers, and forged alloy wheels adding US$13, 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 &#;L longitudinalrear mountedModular V8 engine is an all-aluminum alloy engine with an Eaton 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 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 GT Power output is &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;PS) at 6, rpm and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque at 4, rpm.[14] A Ricardo 6-speed manual transmission is fitted featuring a helical limited-slip differential. Car and Driver tested the GT in January and recorded a &#;mph (97&#;km/h) acceleration time of seconds.

Performance:

The liter supercharged V8 engine
  • Top speed: &#;mph (&#;km/h)
  • 1&#;4 mile (&#;m): seconds
  • 0–62&#;mph (0–&#;km/h): seconds
  • 0–&#;mph (0–&#;km/h): seconds
  • 0–&#;mph (0–&#;km/h): seconds

Fuel consumption[edit]

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

Other media[edit]

The GT won Top Gear's Gas Guzzler of the Year award in 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 liter V8 rated at approximately 2,&#;hp (1,&#;kW) with a top speed of &#;mph (&#;km/h) set in Texas in March [17]

Ford GTX1[edit]

The Ford GTX1 is an aftermarket roadster iteration of the Ford GT introduced by the company at the 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 s. 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, 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 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 &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;PS). The GTX1 was featured in various automotive publications along with several reviews.[19]

Second generation (–present)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Second generation
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The Ford GT on display at the Chicago Auto Show

ProductionDecember – present ( units annually)[20]
Model&#;years–present
AssemblyCanada: Markham, Ontario (Multimatic)[21]
DesignerChris Svensson[22]
Body&#;style2-door coupé
DoorsButterfly
Engine L twin-turbochargedFord EcoBoost V6
Power&#;output
  • –&#;hp (–&#;kW) (GT)
  • &#;hp (&#;kW) (GT Mk II)
Transmission7-speed Getrag 7DCL (PowerShift) dual-clutch
Wheelbase&#;in (2,&#;mm)
Length&#;in (4,&#;mm)
Width&#;in (2,&#;mm)
Height&#;in (1,&#;mm)
Curb&#;weight
  • 3,&#;lb (1,&#;kg)[23] (GT)
  • 3,&#;lb (1,&#;kg) (GT Mk II)

At the North American International Auto Show and at the unveiling of the racing video game Forza Motorsport 6, the second-generation Ford GT was shown to the public with plans for production in , after a decade-old hiatus from the first generation. The car marked 50 years since the GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and competed successfully in the 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 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,&#;cc (&#;L; &#;cu&#;in) twin-turbochargedFord EcoBoost V6 engine rated at &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;PS) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque.[20] For the model year and beyond, this power output rating was increased to &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;PS).[27] The engine shares many components with the F's &#;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 7DCL 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 US quarts (&#;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 inches (&#;mm) in comfort mode to 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 GTR. 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 /35 R 20 for the front and /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 GTinspired 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 &#;mph (&#;km/h), and has a power to weight ratio of &#;hp (&#;kW) per kilogram. In steady-state cornering on a skidpad, the GT can achieve g of lateral acceleration, and the car is capable of braking from 70&#;mph (&#;km/h) to a stop in &#;ft (44&#;m). Independent acceleration figures are provided below.[37]

  • 1&#;4 mile (&#;m): seconds at &#;mph (&#;km/h)
  • &#;mph (97&#;km/h): seconds
  • &#;mph (&#;km/h): seconds
  • &#;mph (&#;km/h): seconds
  • &#;mph (&#;km/h): seconds
  • &#;mph (&#;km/h): seconds

At the Willow Springs International Raceway, Motor Trend test driver Randy Pobst achieved a hot lap time of in a GT, which at the time made it the fourth-fastest road car tested between the Porsche Spyder () and the Porsche Turbo S ().[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 in a GT. This places it third overall in Car and Driver's testing history at the circuit, between the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 () and the Porsche GT2 RS Weissach ().

Production[edit]

Production began in December and is scheduled to continue through , 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 and year production cars were recalled to fix potential hydraulic leaking and fire risk.[40] The cars produced for the and model years are allocated through Ford Performance's vehicle allocation process. The cars produced for the model year were primarily for buyers unsuccessful in the initial selection process, and the cars produced for the model year are for new customers.[41]

model year update[edit]

For the model year, the Ford GT received an update that introduced several mechanical upgrades and new special editions. The &#;L EcoBoost V6 is now rated at &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;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 ()
'66 Heritage Edition ()

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 (–): The closest one can get to the car that won the 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 (): Matte or metallic black paint with #2 graphics to honor the winning GT40 Mk II at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • '67 Heritage Edition (): Race red paint with #1 graphics to honor the winning GT40 Mk IV at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • '68–'69 Heritage Edition (–): Blue and orange Gulf Oil livery with #9 () or #6 () graphics to honor the back to back wins at the and 24 Hours of Le Mans by the GT40 Mk I.[45]
  • Liquid Carbon (): Exposed carbon fiber body and wheels for the model year, at an increased price of US$,[46]
  • '66 Heritage Edition (): White, red, and carbon exterior with #98 graphics to honor the GT40 Mk II's win at the 24 Hours of Daytona.[47]
  • '64 Heritage Edition (): White with black accents to mimic the livery of the sole remaining GT40 prototype car, the GT/[48]

GT Mk II[edit]

A track-day-only version of the new GT, named the GT Mk II, was launched on 4 July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.[49] The name pays homage to the original GT40 Mk II race car that won the 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 &#;L EcoBoost V6 engine has been tuned and is rated at over &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;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 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 % increase in downforce over the road car.[52] The GT Mk II uses smaller 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$ 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 FIA GT Championship season in Silverstone. For the FIA GT1 World Championship season four cars were fielded by two teams: Matech Competition and Marc VDS Racing Team. Three cars competed in the 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 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 &#;hp (&#;kW) instead of &#;hp (&#;kW)) and features different bodywork.

Second generation[edit]

Chip Ganassi Ford GT Mücke Silverstone jpg

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

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,&#;mm (&#;in; 16&#;ft)
Width2,&#;mm (81&#;in; 7&#;ft)
Height1,&#;mm (41&#;in; 3&#;ft)
Wheelbase2,&#;mm (&#;in; 9&#;ft)
EngineFord EcoBoost &#;L (&#;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 &#;PS (&#;kW)
Weight1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb) excluding driver, fluids and fuel; 1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb) including driver, fluids and fuel
FuelVP Racing Fuels MS RON unleaded 80% + Ethanol E20 20% (IMSA SportsCar)/Shell V-Power LM24 98 RON unleaded (WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours ())/Total Excellium LM24 98 RON unleaded 80% + Ethanol E20 (WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours (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 )
Drivers' Championships0

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

On 12 June , at Le Mans, it was announced that Ford will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 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 24 Hours of Daytona on January 30–31 finishing seventh and ninth in class.[60]

On June 19, 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 , where they came first, second and third with the GT[61][62] In the 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, 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 [64]

Race Victories[edit]

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