The second generation of Ford GT will go out with a bang thanks to a limited-edition track-only version with 700 horsepower.
We love the Ford GT, but all good things must come to an end. Ford is approaching the end of the GT’s production, and so if you don’t already own a GT, you might never be able to get one. At least, not for two years anyway--that’s when the owner’s contract expires and they can start being legally resold.
But before the GT goes, Ford is going to send it off with a bang. As expected from the previous teaser image Ford released earlier in June, the GT will get a track-focused version with even more performance than the already performance-oriented street car.
They call it the Ford GT Mk II, and much of what makes it great is derived from Ford's racing programs. However, where Ford has to limit power and certain performance metrics to comply with racing regulations, the GT Mk II won't have that problem. Every dial will be turned up to 11, every envelope pushed, and every line will be crossed.
First, and most obviously, are the added aerodynamic enhancements. Gone is the active rear wing in favor of a dual-element fixed wing that you can serve a family of five lunch on, which adds 4-times as much downforce. Added "fixed aerodynamic elements" have been added to the body for even more downforce, while the adjustable ride height suspension has been removed for a fixed one that stays low to the ground at all times.
Five-way adjustable DSSV shocks are also installed for a total weight savings of 200 lbs, and a sustained 2Gs on the skid pad.
The same 3.5-L EcoBoost engine remains along with the same 7-speed DCT, but both have been recalibrated for track use. The twin-turbo V6 also produces an extra 50 horsepower for a total of 700, and sports added cooling for long pulls on the track.
On the inside, Sparco racing seats replace the previous power-adjustable ones, while a MoTeC data system not only keeps a record of the car's performance but also doubles as the rear camera display.
Ford has tapped Ontario-based Multimatic to produce 45 of these beautiful cars at the price of $1.2 million each. No word on how Ford will handle sales, but we're expecting them to reach out to people who have already purchased a GT first.