Just like the GT40 was a legend on the track, the Ford GT is a legend on the road.
As three GT40s crossed the Le Mans finish line in 1966, a legend was born. The GT40 proved to be a force to be reckoned with on the track and in the early 2000s Ford wanted to replicate those successes but this time for the street, and thus the Ford GT was born.
Starting with a superplastic-formed frame and aluminum body panels, Ford developed a cast aluminum SLA double wishbone suspension that utilized coilovers all around. A supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 producing 550-horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque was fitted in the mid position behind the driver’s seat. An Eaton screw-type blower makes use of an intercooler and multiport fuel-injection while a dry-sump lubrication system allows for a lower center of gravity. Pairing this powerhouse with a Ricardo 6-speed manual gearbox resulted in a top speed of 205-mph and a 0-60-mph time of just over 3.0-seconds. Providing the GT with a more than adequate amount of stopping power are Brembo ventilated and cross-drilled disc brakes.
Representing the top-of-the-line Ford, the GT was well equipped as standard and had very few optional features. In fact there were only four options: A McIntosh AM/FM/CD stereo, forged BBS wheels, painted brake calipers, and painted racing stripes with a body-side logo. All four of these optional features together added over $13k to the starting MSRP of $150k. This 2005 Ford GT being offered at Mecum’s upcoming Tulsa auction is fully equipped with all of these options.
Finished in black with a contrasting silver stripe package and riding on forged BBS wheels, the car is absolutely stunning. Inside is just as stunning with a premium interior only reminiscent of the GT40 MkII. Wrapped in black leather and trimmed in aluminum, interior features include ventilated deep bucket seats and a broad sweeping dash filled with driver-angled gauges while air conditioning, an adjustable steering column, and the McIntosh stereo add more comfort for the modern driver.
This is an incredible opportunity to get behind the wheel of a prime example of one of America’s only supercars with just 17,675 miles on the odometer. For more information on this car and how to register to place your bid click here.