2017 Ford GT
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Classic Car Overview
- Single ownership and just under 375 miles from new
- Attractive Liquid Grey with Ingot Silver racing stripes
- Outfitted with the optional Dark Energy interior and gloss-finish carbon fiber exterior package
- Desirable first production year example
- 647-hp, 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine; seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
The introduction of Fords new GT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show came as a complete shock to the industry. Developed in complete secrecy, upon their announcement Ford not only sought to make the new GT a world-beating supercar, but that they also declared their intent to take the GT40 racing with the aim to win their class at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, fifty years after Fords fabled 1-2-3 sweep at the event with the GT40.
While its predecessors were fitted with V-8 engines, this new GT would boast a 647-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine mated to a seven-speed Getrag dual-clutch transmission. From a standstill, the GT could sprint to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds, leading to a top speed of 216 mph. An adaptive suspension could lower the ride height by a full two inches while the self-adjusting rear spoiler raised itself to improve aerodynamics. Anchored by Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers and huge 15.5-inch rotors up front, the GT also employed hydraulic power steering, making for a supercar that by every account provided immediate feedback to the driver from every input.
Aesthetically, the new GT was a revolutionary new design, rather than an evolution of its predecessors. A strong emphasis on low weight and aerodynamic efficiency dictated futuristic bodywork with flying buttresses that ingeniously channeled air to mechanical components while maximizing downforce.
Demand was so strong for the GT that Ford implemented a rigid application process for the privilege of buying one, handpicking loyal Ford enthusiasts and mandating that they keep their cars for an extended period. Applications quickly outnumbered available chassis allotments by nearly tenfold at the models official launch. With only 1,350 examples planned for production through the 2022 model year, this makes these GTs far rarer than the 2005-2006 model year Ford GT, of which nearly 4,000 examples were built.
Offered from its first and only owner, this Ford GT is presented today in virtually as-new condition throughout, having been driven less than 375 miles from new. Finished in Liquid Grey with Ingot Silver stripes, the GT rides on silver wheels with matching silver calipers, and is optioned with the gloss-finish carbon fiber package, a $15,000 option. Inside, it boasts the Dark Energy interior theme, a $25,000 option, and was also equipped with the optional leather wrapped steering wheel. Upon recommendation from the factory, the GT has received full PPF to prevent any minor stone chips during road use. In addition to the original manuals, the car is accompanied by an indoor car cover and the original order documents.
With GT production coming to a close by the end of the year, delivery mileage GTs will become increasing difficult to find. This tastefully specified, one-owner example needs nothing and would be an excellent addition to any collection of American performance cars or modern supercars.
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Vehicle History Report
- Classic Car ID101773622
- Stock Number1279605
- Body StyleCoupe
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