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    • Ford updates the GT with more power and a 'Liquid Carbon' body - Price bump to $500k

      Well, this is a nice surprise! The new Ford GT is somewhat forgotten as the performance threshold of modern supercars seemingly caught Ford off-guard. It did not help that Ford hyped the car to no end and made purchasing one a circus with Ford having to 'grant you permission' to have the car.


      So is Ford taking the GT to a level that crushes the Pista or McLaren 720S? No. The car gets a 13 horse increase to 660 which is nice but really does not do much. There are new pistons involved as well as higher energy ignition coils.

      You do get a new exterior 'Liquid Carbon' option which essentially is the exposed carbon fiber body with a clear coat. Yes, it's stunning.

      There is also a new Gulf Racing livery as well which looks great.

      Anything else? Yes, a price bump to $500k. That is, unless you want the Liquid Carbon option which will mean a bump to $750k. Ouch.






















      This article was originally published in forum thread: Ford updates the GT with more power and a 'Liquid Carbon' body - Price bump to $500k started by Sticky View original post
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      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        I still love it. Donít get me wrong, a 720S is amazing and like you said is still likely a far better performer (for way less money!), but there is just something about a Ford GT. I see McLarens pretty regularly on the street (even in Colorado). But a GT... itís just special to me.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        I still love it. Don’t get me wrong, a 720S is amazing and like you said is still likely a far better performer (for way less money!), but there is just something about a Ford GT. I see McLarens pretty regularly on the street (even in Colorado). But a GT... it’s just special to me.

        -Rich
        It's the best automotive design of recent memory. It's stunning.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        I wish someone would Mod one of these things. If money was no concern I’d take this over any supercar.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        I wish someone would Mod one of these things. If money was no concern I’d take this over any supercar.
        The Ecoboost is pushing well into the 7XX whp range. Maybe guys are keeping these as garage queens?
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Maybe guys are keeping these as garage queens?
        Definitely. The most I've seen these modded is a custom exhaust by Heffner.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The Ecoboost is pushing well into the 7XX whp range. Maybe guys are keeping these as garage queens?
        without a doubt most if not all of these cars are garage queens. Now if ford just did the right thing and put the GT500 motor in this thing. Click here to enlarge
      1. I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
        I6+TT=FTW -
        I just love this car so much. Still don't understand WHY Ford hasn't produced something between this and the Mustang though. A direct GTR/911 competitor. Use what you learned on your low volume/astronomical costs supercar, and trickle it down to a higher volume $100-130k price range sports car. You could argue their close with the GT350 and GT500 but their still mustangs.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by I6+TT=FTW Click here to enlarge
        I just love this car so much. Still don't understand WHY Ford hasn't produced something between this and the Mustang though. A direct GTR/911 competitor. Use what you learned on your low volume/astronomical costs supercar, and trickle it down to a higher volume $100-130k price range sports car. You could argue their close with the GT350 and GT500 but their still mustangs.
        100%. They’ve got the parts.

        -Rich
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        The problem is they don't have a mass-producible chassis that is even close to the GT. And since they are getting rid of all their cars in favor of suv's I don't see that changing anytime soon.

        GM was only able to make the jump to midengine in the C8 because they will amortize the R&D cost over hundreds of thousands of units and they have an entire production line in Bowling green dedicated to just the vette.

        This Ford GT is a 100% race car design that would be impossible to mass product because of the labor involved. It would have to be ground up redesigned to make it compatible with a standard automated assembly line.

        There is also no way they could fit the GT500 motor in this, if you look at the teardrop shaped engine compartment they can barely fit the ecoboost v6 in there.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by I6+TT=FTW Click here to enlarge
        I just love this car so much. Still don't understand WHY Ford hasn't produced something between this and the Mustang though. A direct GTR/911 competitor. Use what you learned on your low volume/astronomical costs supercar, and trickle it down to a higher volume $100-130k price range sports car. You could argue their close with the GT350 and GT500 but their still mustangs.
        Completely logical to me but I doubt the accountants would allow it.

        A halo GT for publicity that is low volume is one thing. Suddenly being in C8 and R8 territory? Different.