[Staff, 2022-12-27 09:19:00,
Production of the Ford GT supercar will soon come to an end, but it is about to begin again in a roundabout way.
Ford currently sells the $500,000 GT that was launched in 2017, but is wrapping up the run in the coming weeks with 20 GT LM Edition street cars and 67 Ford GT MK IV track cars, priced at $1.7 million each.
The MK IV is set to be powered by an 800 hp version of Ford’s 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, the most potent version of the engine ever made.
This generation followed a GT that was inspired by the Le Mans racers of the 1960s and built from 2004 through 2006 with a 550 hp supercharged V8 that could power it to 205 mph.
Many have found second lives as modified top speed competition cars, with one 2,700 hp example recently claiming the all-time record for a street legal car at 310. 8 mph. However, you’ll soon be able to buy a brand new one again.
Fred Calero is a serial entrepreneur and Ford GT superfan. He owns a 2005, a 2006 and a 2020. One day while reading a GT internet forum he came across an interesting bit of information. It turns out that Ford built several dozen extra GT chassis to keep around for spare parts for repairs, but after more than a decade it did not need to keep them anymore.
Calero got the idea to buy one and turn it into a track car. Then, his…
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