The first Ford GT with a mileage of 18 kilometers put up for sale

The first Ford GT with a mileage of 18 kilometers put up for sale

July 8, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

At Sotheby`s auction put up almost new Ford GT car of the first generation. Model 2006 release is one of the 327 cars of the year, which were released in the maximum configuration and got white stripes on the body. Run a supercar is only 18.8 kilometers.

Options for customization of these cars were quite limited, customers were offered only four additional options. The copy offered for sale is one of the 327 cars that were fully released.

The cost of this package was about 13,500 dollars. It included BBS forged wheels, red brake calipers, an upgraded McIntosh music system and racing stripes on the body.

Supercar got a rear-engine layout and rear-wheel drive. As the power plant used supercharged V8 with a capacity of 5.4 liters and returns of 550 horsepower. A six-speed manual gearbox works in conjunction with it. Acceleration to 96 kilometers per hour takes 3.3 seconds from the sports car. Maximum speed – 330 kilometers per hour.

The last bid for the lot is 235,000 dollars

The Ford GT was released in 2005 as a tribute to the legendary GT40, which led the company to victory at Le Mans 40 years ago. As conceived by Henry Ford, it was the GT40 that was destined to defeat Ferrari and help Ford rise to a new level among other automakers and declare itself as the creator of racing cars. Development of the sports car began in 1963, and in 1964, the company began testing the prototype in a real race.

The first prototype showed the best Le Mans result, but was never able to reach the finish line. But thanks to the experience gained from 1963 to 1965, the engineers were able to modernize the car. As a result, the seven-liter Ford GT became the four-time winner of the “24 Hours of Le Mans” race. In addition, the sports car was the second in the history of Le Mans car, which won two or more races with the same chassis. The first record holder was Ferrari, Ford’s main competitor in the 24-hour race.