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2005 Ford GT Goes Toe-To-Toe With The All-New 2017 Model: Video

Few badges have as much cachet in today’s world than “Ford GT.” The all-new 2017 model is a 216-mile-an-hour performance cruise missile with a number of impressive race wins under its belt, including the fabled 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Of course, the first-generation model built from 2005 to 2006 was no slouch either, having a claimed top speed over 200 miles per hour and a hearty, proper V8, not to mention styling as close to that of Ford’s storied GT40 as could be. But the engine in that model – a 5.4-liter Modular V8 derived from the same mill used in the F-150 – was really representative of the car’s overall character: that of the blue-collar supercar.

There’s absolutely nothing “blue-collar” about the new Ford GT. It’s a technological marvel on wheels, boasting oneĀ of the most sophisticated aerodynamic designs ever devised. It has active aero pieces, a carbon-fiber monocoque, an ingenious dual-mode suspension system, and a cutting-edge twin-turbocharged motor. Heck, even the windshield is high-tech, being crafted from the same stuff that keeps many a smartphone screen intact through multiple fumbles.

Here, in the video embedded above, we get to see how the two generations of Ford GT supercar compare against one another. Enjoy.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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