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Following the GT90 show car of 1995, the Ford GT concept debuted in 2002 to celebrate the Blue Oval’s upcoming centennial. Leaving no doubt as to its heritage, the new GT was inspired by the all-conquering GT40s that beat Ferrari at Le Mans and dominated the famed 24-hour race from 1966 through 1969. Far more than a mere design throwback, the new Ford GT was a true ‘supercar’ and capable of excelling in every possible discipline. Powering the new GT was a mid-mounted, supercharged 32-valve 5.4-liter V-8 engine with competition-type dry sump lubrication producing 550 bhp with a muscular exhaust note to match. Power was delivered by a six-speed gearbox/rear transaxle from Ricardo, the supplier of racing transmissions for international GT, rally, and open-wheel racing. All-independent suspension and huge vented Brembo four-wheel disc brakes rounded out the mechanical package.
Built using space-age materials and construction technologies, each GT was produced in five distinct stages with initial assembly at Norwalk, Ohio’s Mayflower Vehicle Systems, paint by Saleen Special Vehicles in Troy, Michigan, engine assembly at Ford’s Romeo, Michigan engine plant, and then engine and transmission installation and interior finishing at Ford’s Wixom, Michigan plant. Interestingly, the Ford GT was the last vehicle project to be competed at Wixom. Only 4,038 examples were produced in total, with approximately 550, 1,900 and 1,600 built during 2004, 2005, and 2006 respectively. Demand far outstripped supply, with early cars selling for substantial premiums over the basic Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and prospective buyers vying for vehicle-production slots.
While capable of truly blistering performance, these cars are also renowned for their deceptive practicality in everyday traffic with a light clutch and the interior, which pays homage to the original GT40, is complete with leather-trimmed carbon fiber seats, electric windows, and air conditioning. Unlike its 1960s predecessor, however, the GT interior is remarkably comfortable with ample space for taller drivers. Delivered new to Fritts Ford in Riverside, California, this 2006 Ford GT is a one-owner, non-smoker car from new that has been driven only in good weather and it clearly benefits from proper storage and maintenance by a true enthusiast. Incredibly striking in Mark II Black Clearcoat paint over black leather, it features highly desirable options including the audiophile-quality McIntosh CD Stereo system ($4,000), lightweight forged aluminum wheels ($3,500), and painted racing stripes ($5,350). Offered complete with the original window sticker, this stellar GT also includes a shop manual and car cover. If you are looking for one of the fastest modern supercars with direct lineage to the GT40 and stunning performance and technology, this one-owner, black-on-black 2005 Ford GT marks a truly outstanding find for smart collectors at Newport Beach!