Ford solely constructed 45 examples of the 2020 Ford GT MK II observe weapon, the primary observe iteration of the roadgoing Ford GT. Now, the primary of these is headed for public sale by RM Sotheby’s on August 18 at Monterey Automotive Week.
The low-slung supercar is a tribute to the GT MK II that received the ’66 24 Hours of Le Mans. In constructing the automobile, Ford Efficiency working with Multimatic, leveraged years of expertise gleaned from the FIA World Championship and Worldwide Motor Sports activities Competitions. The 2020 Ford GT MK II doesn’t adhere to any racing class restrictions and rules. This allowed the engineers to essentially push the boundaries, exploring the bounds of the automobile’s aerodynamic capabilities and general efficiency.
The Ford’s carbon fibre tub frames the identical 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 discovered within the GT street automobile. On this case, although, it’s been tweaked to crank out 700 hp, a wholesome 53 hp bump over the street automobile’s output. The ability is fed to the rear wheels by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Ford GT MK II boasts a number of modifications that make it suited to life on the race circuit. Amongst different issues, there’s a roof-mounted air consumption that funnels air to the auxiliary clutch, engine and transmission coolers. The automobile can be fitted with a intelligent water sprayer system to scale back intercooler temps, permitting the racecar to run longer on the restrict.
Aerodynamic parts embrace an aggressive entrance splitter, distinguished rear diffuser, louvred entrance fenders and an enormous rear wing that replaces the street automobile’s energetic spoiler. It’s not for aesthetics, although. In accordance with Ford, that mounted wing working with different aerodynamic bits, helps the automobile generate over 400 % extra downforce than the road-going GT.
Chassis 001, supplied on the market by RM Sotheby’s, is wearing a coat of Blu Elettrico Viola and twin Shadow Chrome racing stripes. This Ford GT MK II was delivered to the consignor in 2020. There are about 466 miles on the clock, a complete accrued primarily from observe motion at locations just like the Dubai Autodrome and Silverstone.
The stripped-out inside options an FIA-compliant roll cage, full with a six-point racing harness and fire-suppression system. The Ford GT MK II can be fitted with the non-obligatory Sparco passenger seat, permitting the motive force to share the on-track expertise.
The fortunate Ford GT MK II bidder may also get beneficiant spares within the cut price. They embrace 12 wheels with racing tires, 4 wheel velocity sensors, eight brake pads and two driveshafts. The exhaust system of the automobile may also get replaced earlier than handover.
The Ford GT MK II carried a price ticket of about $1.2 million when new, and it’s cheap to anticipate the ultimate bid quantity to hover round this identical mark.
Supply: RM Sotheby’s