The Ford GT is a marvel of engineering that just keeps on getting better. After a handful of impressive special editions and significant updates to the car for the 2020 model year, Ford might be planning to unveil a special edition of the hypercar at the upcoming Petersen Car Week. That much is according to a report by The Supercar Blog, which has no track record as it relates to FoMoCo products.
Adding some credibility to the rumors is the fact that Ford has a slot on the Petersen Auto Week calendar for Sunday, August 16th for a vehicle unveiling. Making things even more tantalizing is the background image used for the event, which is, as you probably guessed, a Ford GT.
If The Blue Oval has decided to roll out a new variant of the Ford GT, it won’t be the first time the GT lineup has been expanded in such a fashion. In 2019, the Dearborn-based automaker introduced the 700-horsepower Ford GT Mk II – a track-only version of the GT inspired by a GTE-spec Le Mans race car.
Most recently, The Blue Oval unveiled the Ford GT Liquid Carbon, which features exposed carbon bodywork and wheels. At the same time, Ford also announced the GT Heritage Edition, which wears Gulf-inspired blue and orange livery and the number 6 to honor the GT40 that took the checkered flag at Le Mans.
All of those special editions are offered in addition to the “standard” Ford GT, which was enhanced for the 2020 model year. The updates are headlined by an additional 13 horsepower, a new titanium exhaust, a reworked twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost engine, and new aerodynamics outside.
If the vehicle being unveiled turns out to actually be a Ford GT, there’s little doubt that it will be a stunner. When the standard car makes 660 horsepower and has been continuously improved since its introduction, special editions tend to go that much further.