Still wearing plastic shipping wrap, this car needs to be driven!
In 2005 and 2006, Ford built just 4,038 examples of the breathtakingFord GT, a tribute to its legendary GT40 racing cars from the 1960s. Thelightweight, aluminum body panels and aluminum and carbon engine cover weremated to a manic supercharged engine, creating a performance beast that was asepic to drive as it was rare. The engine itself, a 5.4-liter V8, was based onthe original GT40’s powerplant, and produced a whopping 550 horsepower and500 lb-ft of torque.
Now, one of these rare autos will be going up for auction byMecum Auctions in May. Like all GT’s it offers a 0-60 mph time of 3.7-seconds and atop speed of 205 mph. This example is wrapped in Mark IV Red with a blackinterior, and has clocked just 376 miles. It’s so new, in fact, that theoriginal owner never registered or titled it, and never bothered to remove theplastic wrapping from the seats. It also has options like lightweight alloywheels, red brake calipers and McIntosh sound system.