Every summer, speed enthusiasts flock to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England to see the fastest and most innovative cars to grace the road and track. This year, Ford unveiled a new GT at Goodwood, named the GT Mk II.
The GT Mk II will be a limited production run of only 45 models. This car will also be limited as a track-only model and is not road legal. It is also not designed to compete in any racing series. Because the designers were not limited by any road laws or racing restrictions, they were free to do whatever they wanted with the design.
“The GT Mk II unleashes the full performance potential of the Ford GT without any artificial performance limitations dictated by racing sanctioning bodies,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer. “It’s the closest GT owners can get to the Le Mans-winning performance and exhilarating feeling of crossing the finish line in the Ford GT race car.”
The production team took a standard road-legal GT and made it more exciting with an upgraded engine and extreme aerodynamics. Under the hood, the GT Mk II has a 700 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. The aerodynamic elements generate over 400 percent more downforce than the standard GT model.
Although you can’t get this version of the GT at Transwest Ford, you can find plenty of sporty Ford cars in stock, like the Mustang.