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Rare Track Focused Ford GT MKII is Up For Sale


By Adam Ferraresi, March 28, 2022

Ford does not do exclusive incredibly typically, it is a bread and butter auto maker aimed at shifting quantity for beer-swilling pickup drivers. Nevertheless, when Ford decides to implement its know-how it can do particular as perfectly as any other auto maker. And that unique Ford is the GT general performance supercar. The Ford GT has a lineage stretching back again to the 1960s when a group of English engineers was assigned to develop a Le Mans race auto with the intention of beating the then-dominant Ferrari. They did it with the now-legendary GT40.

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The relaxation is historical past, and the GT manufacturer has survived over the decades to start with with the reborn retro-styled 2004 Ford GT and then with the 2016 second technology. The latter is most likely additional of a direct descendant of the unique GT40 in conditions of its performance ideology. Only 1,350 Ford GTs will be crafted, every single one particular is run by a 3.5-L twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 engine.

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As a outcome the common Ford GT generates 647 hp (482 kW 656 PS) and 550 lb⋅ft (746 N⋅m) of torque. For the 2020 product yr and further than, this electric power output score was greater to 660 hp (492 kW 669 PS). The motor shares numerous components with the F-150‘s 3.5 L V6 engine.

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The main differences contain an aluminum ingestion manifold, larger turbochargers, exceptional camshafts, a custom dry-sump lubrication method and larger strength rotating and timing generate elements.

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The Ford GT MKII is the even better-accomplishing monitor-only edition, of which only 45 were at any time built. This particular illustration is for sale on a expert auction web-site over in America. Ability has been boosted to 700bhp.

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The vehicle is hand-designed by Ford Effectiveness and characteristics an FIA-compliant safety cage. It also has race seats and belts and numerous aerodynamic upgrades, which include that substantial rear wing, aspect skirts, front splitter, rear diffuser and canards.

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The Ford GT MKII is No. 12 of 45 GT MKII examples crafted. It is at present shown as a no reserve auction. A similar product marketed for $1.87M.

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