2006 Ford GT
- Red with white stripes; all four options
- Includes original window sticker, books, compressor, and car cover
- Just 195 miles from new
Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company, the GT has been a heavily sought-after modern classic ever since the first model rolled off the production line in 2004. The vehicle’s design is a modern homage of the immensely successful GT40 that achieved four consecutive Le Mans victories from 1966 to 1969. Sharing nearly every crease and line, the modern GT was made to invoke grand images of Ford’s most triumphant moment to any gear head in the know. Just like the original racer, the new model had to be a world-beater, but most importantly, it had to best the boys from Maranello.
Maintaining the spirit of the original car, the contemporary interpretation was powered by Ford’s all-aluminum 5.4-liter Modular V-8. The 32 valve cylinder heads from the Mustang SVT Cobra R were modified with a thicker wall casting in the exhaust port, and a new camshaft provided increased lift and duration. On top sits a Lysholm twin-screw supercharger feeding a maximum 11.7 psi of boost into the engine. From the factory, power is rated at 550 horsepower and 500 foot-pounds of torque. Four piston aluminum Brembo calipers with cross-drilled and ventilated rotors on all four wheels made sure to bring the vehicle to an abrupt stop from any speed. Most impressively, a top speed of 205 mph and a 0–60 time of 3.3 seconds place the GT in closer competition to the Porsche Carrera GT and Mercedes-McLaren SLR rather than the benchmarked Ferrari 360.
All of this performance was offered at an original base price of $139,995, making it a bargain compared to its European counterparts of the day. Racing stripes, forged wheels, painted brake calipers, and a McIntosh stereo were the only available options from the factory, and this car features with all of them. Rolling only 195 miles since it left the production line, the 2006 GT available here is of showroom quality and comes with the original bill of sale, window sticker, books, compressor, and car cover.
The 1960s styling, in conjunction with the best of modern technology, ensures that the Ford GT will endure as a prime collectors item for decades to come.