A new mystery Ford GT will debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed next month.
After finally confirming the Mustang Shelby GT500’s power output, Ford is ready to give the GT supercar some more love. Next month, the Blue Oval automaker will be unveiling a new hardcore GT at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which has been previewed in a shadowy teaser image. Ford says it will make a "special Ford GT announcement” at the event but didn’t reveal any further details.
Looking at the teaser photo, the hardcore GT features a massive rear wing and a prominent roof scoop, suggesting it could be a track-focused version of the GT to rival the Ferrari 488 Pista.
The silhouette also looks similar to Ford’s GTE-Pro racer, which finished 23rd, 24th, and 25th at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. We're also hoping it will have a power upgrade. The standard road car's 3.5-liter twin-turbo pumps out 647 hp, but the new hardcore version could increase that output to 700 hp.
Ford could also be entering the GT into the new Le Mans hypercar class to race alongside the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Toyota GR Super Sport hypercar, so the new car could be a concept previewing an upcoming race car. At this point though, it isn’t clear if Ford is planning to unveil a new hardcore street-legal GT or a dedicated race car. We’ll have to wait until the Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off on July 4 when the mystery hardcore GT supercar will be unveiled during a dedicated press conference to find out what Ford has been cooking up.
The new GT will debut alongside the all-new Focus ST and all-new 760-hp Mustang Shelby GT500, which will be making their UK debuts at Goodwood. Ford has also confirmed the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing #66 Ford GT race car from Le Mans, the 2018 Nascar Championship-winning Team Penske Ford Fusion race car, Vaughn Gittin Jnr's Ford Mustang RTR Drift car, and Ken Block’s Hoonitruck and Escort RS Cosworth will tackle the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood Hill Climb.