Last week, Ford took the wrap of the new Ford GT Mk II at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car, developed by Ford Performance and Multimatic, is no regular road-car. In fact, it isn’t. It is a limited-edition, track-only engineered specifically to conform to race series rules, regulations and limitations. Armed with a 700 HP 3.5L EcoBoost engine, the Ford GT Mk II features race-proven aerodynamics and competition-focuses handling Ford Performance and Multimatic learned from their evolved with races like the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Thanks to the elimination of fancy tech like the adjustable ride height and drive modes, the GT Mk II is over 200 pounds (90 kilograms) lighter. The aforementioned aero includes the striking, large dual-element rear wing that provides tremendous downforce, an all-new front-racing splitter and diffuser, along with new fender louvers and dive planes to ensure the downforce isn’t too rear-centric. All told, the Ford GT Mk II generates over 400 percent more downforce over the regular Ford GT.
Other details include race-proven suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport racing tires, track-calibrated seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, high capacity air-to-air outboard mounted charge air cooler with water spray technology, roof-mounted intake, carbon ceramic brakes, bespoke Sparco racing seat with six-point racing harness, optional passenger seat, and a full MoTec data acquisition system because, you know, it is a freaking race car.
Only 45 units are being offered now, each going for a princely sum of $1.2 million.
All images courtesy of Ford Motor Company.