2005 Ford GT
At the height of Le Mans, the Ferrari team lead the pack. For six years in a row, the seemed untouchable. It was in 1966, however, that Ferrari was met with a true adversary. Ford proved that not only could it make a competitive racing car, but that their racing team could consistently win. What came from this American-Italian rivalry would eventually become one of the most iconic racing silhouettes of all time: the Ford GT40. In 2002, Ford announced plans to pay tribute to GT40 with a new road-going version simply named the GT.
The new Ford GT was built with the same mindset that gave birth to the original GT40. Ford would settle for nothing but the very best, and that dedication is immediately evident. The aluminum body panels rest on roll-bonded floor panels and a superplastic-formed frame with 550 horsepower coming from a screaming mid-mounted 5.4L Modular V8 mated to an Eaton 2300 Lysholm twin screw-type supercharger. The specially designed aluminum block houses forged internals and utilizes a dry sump oil system. The DOHC 4-valve heads were a modified and improved version of the SVT Cobra R heads and the camshafts are unique with more lift and duration than the Shelby GT500. All of this sends power through a Ricardo six-speed manual transmission and a helical LSD, and can send the car rocketing to 60mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 205mph.
This Ford GT is finished in Continental White with Ford Blue racing stripes over a black leather interior. It has been driven 8,379 miles since new and is protected by 3M clear film. It remains almost entirely stock other than the addition of a custom cat-back exhaust, although the factory exhaust is included in the sale of this vehicle. This Ford GT is in spectacular condition and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.