The Ford GT is an amazing car. But there’s always room for improvement, and the Blue Oval looks set to release a LeMans-inspired version.
Unfortunately, the Blue Oval’s final LeMans attempt didn’t go so well, because as our friends over at Motor Authority reported this week, two GTs running in the legendary French endurance race were disqualified after the checked flag waved. But we can’t imagine that black mark is going to have an impact on the desirability of the forthcoming weapons-grade version. After all, when it unveiled the latest generation GT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the motor press went ballistic, and it managed to overshadow everything else at the event.
That car was built to score victory at LeMans, which it did, during the next running. And immediately after the wraps came off, everyone in the automotive world wondered what it would take to get their hands on one.
The answer, as we now know, is that scoring a GT meant applying to Ford for an invitation to purchase one, and the fine print of sales even included a provision stating buyers couldn’t flip the car for two years. There were several lawsuits related to that stipulation, the most high profile being the controversy around the sale of wrestler John Cena’s, which was settled back in 2018. That said, it should be noted that neither the weird sale process or legal issues managed to eclipse how amazing the car was.
So that said, we don’t know too much about the GT in this shot. Thought it does sport a larger wing than the street cars, and there’s also a roof scoop not present on civilian models. We’d guess there might be more power on the menu as well, along with some awesome racing liveries to complement the machine’s fighter jet-like exterior.
Look for full details on the latest version of the Ford GT to be available after the reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. And if you’re looking for a more attainable track-ready Ford? Talk to your local AutoNation dealer about getting on the list for the 760-horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500…