After a decade of waiting, an anxious public was introduced to the second generation Ford GT at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Bowing for the 2016 model year, the second-generation Ford GT featured a much more aggressive design, with an emphasis on aerodynamics and performance. As such, the new GT had a much more sparse interior and next to no cargo space.
Power came from the twin turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that produced 647 horsepower (increasing to 660 horsepower in 2020), backed by a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Both a V8 and a V12 drivetrain were considered in development, but Ford ultimately chose to utilize the turbo V6 for its compact design and obvious marketing advantages for the EcoBoost brand.
The Ford GT is produced in partnership with Multimatic at the latter’s Markham, Ontario, Canada low-volume assembly facility. Output is a single car per day, as sales (or rather, approved deliveries) show.
In 2019, a track-only version of the Ford GT was introduced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Called the Ford GT Mk II, it has a number of features that make it a more capable track car. The 3.5-liter Ecoboost has been sharpened, with output rated at 700 horsepower. Power moves to the wheels through a Getrag eight-speed dual clutch transmission and a limited-slip rear end. New outboard-mounted intercoolers are fed by a roof-mounted air intake.
The adjustable ride height system has been eliminated, and the already spartan interior has been stripped bare. A larger fixed wing has replaced the active spoiler. A larger rear diffuser, combined with other aerodynamic elements, delivers a four fold increase in downforce over the road-going GT. The Mk II rolls on smaller 19-inch wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport GT slicks, but the standard GT carbon ceramic brakes attend to stopping duties.
Our feature Ford GT Mk II has not been driven since delivered to its current owner, and it remains in delivery condition. The Frozen White exterior is in pristine showroom condition.
The interior of this Ford GT Mk II features custom FIA-certified Sparco black fabric seats with carbon shells and matching racing harnesses. The dash is awash in carbon-fiber. The full roll cage is constructed of FIA-compliant Chromoly. The carbon fiber F1 steering wheel sits in front a a digital instrument display with speedometer, tach, oil pressure and temperature, coolant temperature, and boost gauges.
This Ford GT Mk II is equipped with over $50,000 worth of add-ons, including extra wheels, the passenger seat kit, a cooling suit, MoTeC Pro data acquisition system, air jack system, safety stands, skates, MkII code reader, battery charger, and a car cover. Only 45 of these competent track machines will be built, with prices set at $1.2 million.
This Ford GT Mk II reached a high bid of $1,675,000 on P-Car Market, September 18th of this year, but failed to meet reserve. It is currently listed on auction site Collecting Cars, with bidding ending tomorrow, October 6th, 2021.