Carbon-Bodied Ford GT Will Have 1,500 HP Of Le Mans-Derived Fury

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The word "excessive" comes to mind.

The original do-over Ford GT was a 550-horsepower supercharged V8 monster. But someone out there thinks it still needs roughly 1,000 hp more.

GT1 isn't just a race car classification. The Michigan-based shop will turn your circa 2005 GT into a carbon-bodied, winged, 1,500+ horsepower racing monster.

GT1 bought the final 30 chassis of the prior Ford GT run, so here, you won't need to provide a donor car. The shop plans to resume production in the next few months after a pause to work on some modifications, many of which lend themselves to the V8's now-bonkers power output.

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Those of you that remember the re-launched GT will also remember that Ford took it racing, much like the original Le Mans winner. One of the teams that did so was called Matech. The Matech GT1 started life as a GT, but all four of the cars produced were race-ready FIA homologated machines.

GT1 says it has mimicked the suspension hardpoints, geometry, and kinematics of these cars for their GT1. We do realize the term "GT1" has a lot of uses. Here's an example: GT1(company) says the tooling for the GT1 (car) is built from the original tooling of the GT1 (again, car).

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Reportedly, this all began when GT1 found the last 30 chassis sitting in a climate-conditioned warehouse owned by Ford Performance. They are immaculate, says GT1, and Ford Performance will authenticate each chassis. Over the chassis will sit a carbon fiber body, which will stay as close to that of the original while adding some critical aero components like the wing and fender ducting.

However, the motor won't be from Ford. Instead, GT1 will use a Roush-sourced 427 V8 (that's 7.0 liters for you Europeans) with two Garrett G35 turbos. While GT1 doesn't quote specifics, it does say the motor will make north of 1,500 horsepower to the rear wheels.

Only 30 are up for reservation, and pricing has not been announced (if you have to ask, you can't afford one).

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