In 2002, Ford revealed the GT concept car in anticipation of Ford’s Centennial Celebration in 2003. The concept car was supposed to pay homage to the original GT40, which was highly popular in the 1960s in international sports races. The Ford GT saw extremely limited production with only 4500 planned. In reality, production ended in May 2007 with only a total of 4038 cars made. The demand for this car far exceeds the supply.
This car was not designed as a copy of the original GT40 but a reinvention. Indeed, this is a stunning new car to behold with its almost timeless design, and the historic bridge flawlessly connects Ford’s past to its present.
Body Styles: two-door coupe
Engines: 5.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: Ford GT
This is a brand new sports car that is highly sought after and desired. It was only produced in for the 2005 and 2006 model years.
Because of its historical significance, the 2005 Ford GT bears a similarity in appearance to the original GT racecar. A notable difference is that the 2005 GT is larger than its ancestor, being 18 inches longer and just a little bit taller.
This car has no cargo space, but cargo isn’t why anyone would buy a car like this. A car buyer would most likely notice how the front and back canopy opens and panels swing up from both bumpers to reveal the engine and suspension components.
The coupe's two doors are cut into the roof which gives it a unique and exotic impression. This can be a double-edged sword though, as some find it hard to get in and out of the vehicle.
The frame of the car is all aluminum, made using extrusion, casting, and stamping since the unique shape didn’t lend itself to singular stamping. The smooth and curvy Ford GT looks like it can just melt through the air. This car takes two different tire sizes with 18-inch front tires and 19-inch rear tires.
Inside the cozy two-seater coupes are two hard leather seats with a series of vents imbedded to keep everyone at a comfortable temperature. There isn’t much of an option to adjust these seats, so it is more of a one-size-fits-all.
In a throwback to the original racing GT, the analog gauges are round and laid out horizontally for easy reading. The control switches for the car’s systems are physical toggle switches. Controlling the headlights, fog lights, dimmers, rear defroster, and wipers, the toggles make something as simple as turning on the rear defroster fun.
Even though the seats do not offer much movement, the steering wheel still tilts up and down and telescopes in or out.
The Ford GT comes standard with power windows, locks, and mirrors. The ventilated seats and air-conditioning are also standard as is the remote keyless entry. While just listening to this car roar may be fun, it also comes with a CD audio system and auxiliary power point.
In between the two seats is the aluminum emergency brake handle and the six-speed shift stick. The shift stick requires a firm grip on its polished knob top to guide it into the gears with certainty. A little bit of extra headroom was afforded in the 2005 version of the Ford GT over the original racing model.
Performance & Handling
The Ford GT’s 5.4-liter, supercharged engine is a specialized version of the Modular engine. Like the frame and panels, the engine is completely aluminum. The 5.4-liter engine is a four-valve DOHC with a twin-screw type supercharger. This V-8 engine generates 550 horsepower and over 500 lb-ft of torque.
This vehicle has dual airbags, but side-impact airbags are not available. Each wheel uses standard Brembo all-disc anti-lock brakes with an electronic brake force distribution to assist in braking at high speeds. This car features independent suspension, but stability control is not available.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford GT: 12/19 mpg city/highway
- An incredible looking vehicle
- Supercharged racing car that does not use jet fuel
- Incredible performance and speed
You Won't Like
- Seats can be uncomfortable
- Difficulty entering and exiting
- Incredibly hard to find
This is a high-class performance vehicle that exudes power and style and is part of a grand legacy.
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