For $1.2 million you'd better be able to.
A couple of days ago, we received a report claiming that the new hardcore and track-only Ford GT MkII supercar will only be available to 45 lucky buyers in a single livery that closely matches what was shown at Goodwood last weekend. It’s not that this livery was totally ugly or anything, but it doesn’t really stand out. We were left wondering why Ford and Multimatic, the Canadian company tasked with building the Ford GT, didn’t prefer something far more special, something that took into account Ford’s Le Mans heritage. After all, the Ford GT40 dominated that grueling endurance race for three straight years, beginning back in 1966.
Not long after we published that article, Multimatic reached out to us to explain that buyers can indeed customize their liveries because the GT MkII has a white finish.
We then reached out to Ford to seek further clarification. Spokesman Mike Levine told CarBuzz the following: "That’s correct. The base color is white.” Multimatic said it plans to "work with purchasers…to develop a custom livery, but it does not have to be the same as what was driven up the hill at Goodwood last week.”
This opens up all kinds of incredible possibilities. How does a Ford GT MkII with a Gulf livery sound to you? That would be our pick, for the record. For a car with at least a $1.2 million price tag, you'd think that buyers would be able to choose whatever color they wanted. And, it appears, that they can.
With a total of 700 horsepower coming from its upgraded 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, the GT MkII is the most powerful version of the Ford GT to date. All of that power is sent directly to the rear wheels through the same seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as the standard road-going GT. However, Ford specifically calibrated the transmission for track use. Other upgrades include innovative cooling technology, a bespoke Sparco racing seat, and a full MoTeC data acquisition system. No word yet on when production will kick off but we have no doubt Ford will easily sell every single one.