FOR SALE: 2019 Ford GT in Liquid Blue with Frozen White stripes
The second-gen Ford GT is an evolution of the ’05 GT, which was, in turn, inspired by the legendary GT40 racers of the ’60s. The low-slung supercar had its public reveal at the 2015 North Merican International Autoshow, with a street version launched for the 2017 model year. Built around an all-new carbon-fibre tub, the Ford GT has all the road presence and performance that makes it a worthy challenger to rivals from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.
The Ford GT’s styling emphasized aerodynamic performance with all the cutouts, grooves and overall profile maximizing airflow over and around the car. It sits just 43 inches above the ground, and in Track Mode, the flick of a switch lowers the supercar even further by 50 mm for maximum performance. Ford fashioned all the body panels from carbon fibre, and most of the metal components were made from lightweight, superstrong aluminum. The result was a car with a dry weight of only 3,053 lbs (1, 385 kg).
At the heart of the Ford GT is a 3.5-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that puts out 647 hp at 6, 250 rpm and 550 lb-ft of torque at 5, 900 rpm. A snappy 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission channels that power to the rear wheels. In ideal conditions, the Ford GT will rocket to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and then continue accelerating until it maxes out at 216 mph.
Ford was very particular about who got to own its flagship supercar when it first launched. You had to undergo a very rigorous selection process, and then there was an agreement forbidding you to sell the car within the first two years of ownership.
However, that 2-year period is over for most original buyers, and the cars have been popping up for sale on used car websites. One of the more pristine examples is this one currently listed on Bring-A-Trailer with only 620 miles on the clock. It is a 2019 model meaning that it gets the 647-hp EcoBoost V6 engine (Ford upped the power output to 660 hp from the 2020 mode year onwards).
This particular example is finished in Liquid Blue with Frozen White stripes. The colour scheme blends well with an optional matte exterior carbon-fibre package, 20-inch matte exposed-carbon-fibre wheels and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.
For the interior, the original owner went for the Light Speed package. It is an optional package with black leather and blue Alcantara over the fixed Sparco seats. Carbon fibre touches are also visible on the door sills, dashboard and centre console.
Altogether, optional extras on this Ford GT are about $80,000. The Carfax report is clean, but there is a lien on the car, and the seller’s lender will need to be paid off in full before ownership can be transferred to the new owner – a minor inconvenience considering what’s on offer.