Jack Roush Takes Delivery Of His 2017 Ford GT Supercar: Video

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Automotive pioneer and member of NASCAR royalty Jack Roush just took delivery of his very own Ford GT supercar – a momentous occasion captured in a new video from aftermarket performance parts company Roush Performance.

Jack Roush’s 2017 Ford GT looks to be a Liquid Grey example with Ingot Silver racing stripes, and matte-black carbon fiber wheels with black lug nuts. Somewhat surprisingly, it doesn’t appear to be one of the lightweight “Competition Series” models; those get exclusive red brake calipers, which are clearly absent here.

Competition Series model or no, all examples of the 2017 Ford GT ship with the same 647-horsepower, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All cars get the same hydraulically-actuated, height- and spring rate-adjustable suspension, as well, with power steering and active aerodynamics that run off the same fluid system. Just 500 Ford GT buyers have been selected by Ford to-date, covering the first two years of production; an additional 500 examples will be built through 2019.

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Since Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and former CEO Mark Fields received the first two 2017 Ford GT examples earlier in the year, examples of the Multimatic-built supercar have gone out to several other high-profile recipients, including comedian Jay Leno and entrepreneur Andy Frisella. One of Jack Roush’s biggest rivals in the performance aftermarket, John Hennessey, published a video recently wherein he unboxes the Ford GT ordering kit with three of his sons.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

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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