Ford unveils limited edition track-only Ford GT Mk II
Ford has unveiled the limited edition Ford GT Mk II Supercar which is a performance oriented, track-only version of the Ford GT. It is limited to just 45 units and costs a staggering $1.2 million. It includes additional performance and aerodynamic enhancements over the road legal car which makes it lighter, more powerful and a lot faster.
Let’s talk performance
The Ford GT Mk II is powered by the same 3.5-litre engine that powers both the Ford GT race car and road car but since it is not restricted by any racing sanctioning body it generates 700bhp which is a staggering 200 horsepower more than the race car, making the Mk II the most powerful version of the Ford GT. The engine is paired to the same seven-speed dual-clutch transmission but it is specially tuned for race-track specific application.
To add to the power the Mk II also gets a high capacity air cooler with water spray technology. The water spray is activated automatically allowing it to maintain peak performance even at high temperatures. To keep all this power at bay the GT Mk II gets sports carbon ceramic 15.5-inch front and 14.1 inch rear Brembo brakes along with 19 inch forged aluminium wheels covered with Michelin Pilot Sport GT tyres.
Best of both worlds
The Mk II is based on the street-legal Ford GT car but the large dual-element wing spoiler and aggressive aerodynamic changes enable it to produce over 400 percent downforce. It is also capable of handling over 2g lateral grip around corners. Not just that, the Mk II is over 90 kilograms lighter than the road car. The interior includes a bespoke Sparco racing seat with a six-point harness and an optional passenger seat. A full MoTeC data acquisition system has also been added which also doubles up as a display for the rear parking camera.
The GT Mk II will make its public debut in the Supercar class at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.