Ford celebrated its glorious return to 24 hours of Le Mans endurance racing by presenting the GT Mk II supercar in the summer of 2019. It was a very limited and limitless track beast of which only 45 were made, each with a starting price of $ 1.2 million. Basically it was a car that was as fast as any GT3 car but obviously you couldn’t drive it on public roads.
Improvements inspired by this car could be made to the latest series of Ford GTs approved for the road. This is according to information from MuscleCarsAndTrucks based on recent photos of a GT prototype posted on a Facebook group. As a reminder, the sold-out Blue oval supercar will go out of production next year.
When asked about the GT prototype, Ford simply said that the vehicle was “not owned by Ford Motor Company”. However, that doesn’t mean it’s unrelated to the automaker, as FoMoCo is actually partnering up with Multimatic of Canada for the production of the GT supercar.
Based on the information available, the test car had a hood scoop and fender exhaust vents very similar to the GT Mk II, as well as visual upgrades inspired by the GT Studio Collection Edition. For those hoping to see the track-only supercar wing on a road version of the GT, we’ve got some bad news – it looks like that would be a bit too extreme for Ford.
It’s unclear whether the aerodynamic and visual improvements will be complemented by performance improvements under the hood, however. MC&T says it’s plausible. The most powerful production car Ford has ever built to date is the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with 760 horsepower (567 kilowatts), and it will be interesting to see if the GT consignment model could surpass that number.
Compared to the GT Mk II, the last series of GT homologated for the road will obviously have a very different role. While the track beast only answered the question “how would the car run with all limitations lifted”, the start race before production ends next year will be made for the open road.