The modern Ford GT is sold as part of a special request process that requires buyers to promise not to sell their cars for at least two years so speculators don’t act as bandits, but over time we see more and more cars on sale.
The latest is a 2018 unbranded Ford GT with only 34 miles, which Mecum listed for its 2020 Indy auction from July 10th to 18th.
The car will be sold at a Ford dealer MSO (Manufacturer’s Origin Declaration of Origin), making the winner the first registered owner of the GT, Mecum said.
Like all Ford GTs of the current generation, this one is powered by a centrally mounted 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, which transmits power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. As this is one of the previous cars, production is set at 647 horsepower. Ford outperformed the 2020 GT up to 660 horsepower and gave it a wider torque curve.
The GT was built to bring Ford a class win at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2016, on the 50th anniversary of the Blue Oval’s triumph over Ferrari in the same race it did. The GT could never repeat this success in the years that followed, and Ford remembered the racing cars at the end of the 2019 season. However, Ford still builds customer cars and even introduces a 700 hp PS Mk II model. and more aggressive aerodynamic aids.
Mecum did not include a pre-auction estimate. However, if you want to get a new GT directly from Ford, you’ll have to expect a payment of at least $ 500,000. With at least half of the 1,350 slot machines already mentioned, buyers may need to take a closer look at the auctions if they want to get their hands on the Ford supercar.