Ford GT Mk IV track-only special unveiled

Ford GT Mk IV track-only special unveiled

Manufacturing of the Ford GT will finish quickly, but not right before a sequence of 67 observe-only specials are created.

Whilst recognisably a version of the next-generation GT, the new Ford GT Mk IV has a exceptional “long tail” carbon-fibre overall body draped above an prolonged wheelbase. 

Other notable adjustments we can see are a considerably lower stance, a full aerodynamics package including a significant rear wing and diffuser, and what seems to be a wider stance.

Powering the GT Mk IV is a closely modified version of the GT’s 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, which will activity a much larger displacement and a whole host of other modifications.

Perform on the motor has but to be concluded, but Ford says it ought to create all over 597kW, or 800hp in the old funds.

To set that in standpoint, the normal road-heading variation of the GT has 492kW to its name, even though the prior observe design, the GT Mk II, designed a mere 522kW.

The revised engine will drive the rear wheels via a “proper racing gearbox”.

Apart from these morsels of information and facts, Ford is currently being coy about the Mk IV’s particulars, with presumably additional specs to follow when the initial cars and trucks are sent to buyers all-around mid-2023.

Anybody interested in the car will require to fill out an on line software type. Successful candidates will be notified in the 1st quarter of 2023, with deliveries expected to start all around the center of the 12 months. 

Like all other next-era Ford GTs, the Mk IV will be hand designed by Multimatic at its manufacturing unit in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada. 

Named Mk IV in honour of the first GT40 Mk IV that triumphed at the 24 Several hours of Le Mans in 1967, the Ford GT Mk IV is priced from US$1.7 million ($2.5 million) just before taxes and on-street fees. 

The 1967 GT40 Mk IV may well have appeared comparable to the designs right before it, but experienced a completely new chassis that includes adhesive bonding, and a honeycomb aluminium construction.

It also featured a redesigned human body that was not only additional aerodynamic, but also 230mm longer than before cars and trucks.

Ability arrived from a 7.-litre V8 engine hooked up to the rear wheels via a particular transaxle with its personal cooling system.

Before this calendar year Ford unveiled the GT LM Version, a last operate of 20 road-authorized supercars that will be built by the end of 2022.