Ford and Multimatic, the assemblers of the Ford GT, has just revealed a track-only version of their flagship supercar at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS). Called the Ford GT Mk II, its lighter, more focused than ever and packs even more punch from the EcoBoost engine.
Limited to only 45 vehicles, each unit starts from US$1.2 million before options. That is a fair bit of money for something you can’t take to the grocery store but what you do get is an unrestricted 700 hp out from the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine.
With significantly higher engine output (50 hp more than the standard Ford GT), the engineers gave the GT Mk II an aggressive aerodynamic makeover with longer front splitters, exposed rear diffuser, new fender louvres and fixed dual-element rear wing.
It now sits on a set of race-proven five-way adjustable DSSV shock absorbers that further lowers the ride height to improve handling and aerodynamic efficiency.
The new parts collectively gives the car 400% more downforce than the standard road car while the Michelin Pilot Sport racing tyres enables the GT Mk II to pull more than 2 g of lateral grip.
The nose lift function, drive mode selector, active rear spoiler and interior trims from the road car have been stripped to give the GT Mk II over 90 kg of weight savings.
The interior has also been stripped down even further now leaving just a Sparco racing seat with six-point harness – passenger seats are a no-cost option, full MoTeC data logging system, roll cage and a racing steering wheel.
Ford GT Mk II at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed