Still wearing plastic shipping wrap, this car needs to be driven!
In 2005 and 2006, Ford built just 4,038 examples of the breathtaking Ford GT, a tribute to its legendary GT40 racing cars from the 1960s. The lightweight, aluminum body panels and aluminum and carbon engine cover were mated to a manic supercharged engine, creating a performance beast that was as epic to drive as it was rare. The engine itself, a 5.4-liter V8, was based on the original GT40’s powerplant, and produced a whopping 550 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
Now, one of these rare autos will be going up for auction by Mecum Auctions in May. Like all GT’s it offers a 0-60 mph time of 3.7-seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. This example is wrapped in Mark IV Red with a black interior, and has clocked just 376 miles. It’s so new, in fact, that the original owner never registered or titled it, and never bothered to remove the plastic wrapping from the seats. It also has options like lightweight alloy wheels, red brake calipers and McIntosh sound system.