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July 8, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

The Ford GT Mk II Takes Track Day To Another Level

We’ve had our eyes on a different Ford lately, which you will finally get to see tonight on Fast N’ Loud, but it was also exciting to return from our hiatus to see what Ford had unveiled across the pond at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. And while they may have been in England, the U.S. manufacturer made sure to lift the cover on this beast on July 4th… Meet the Ford GT MkII.

The track only variant of their stunning GT the MkII was inspired by, you guessed it, the manufacturer’s storied endurance racing entries. While the name is most notably tied to its Ferrari-slaying past Ford’s successes have been numbered in recent years competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; however, it’s worth noting that this car is, “is engineered independent of race series rules, regulations and limitations.” Which I read as a very PC way of saying it’s a f*cking insane car.

Case and point, the car features the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine used by both the street-legal GT and racecar variant, but because there are no rules with this one, Ford was able to get 200 more horsepower out of it. Additional changes also give the MkII 400% more downforce than the road GT, fixed ride height shed 200 pounds and additional aero changes all resulted in 2Gs of lateral grip.

Now that you’re sold and booking a track day, here’s the dagger. Ford will only be making 45 of these track-only beasts and will carry an MSRP of $1.2-million, but who wants to bet they’ll be well above that when they hit the secondary market?

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