And all other supercar companies, for that matter.
Ford knew from the get-go that production of its latest generation GT supercar was going to be limited. Yes, output was expanded by another couple of model years (till 2022) in order to accommodate demand, but the Ford GT will forever remain quite exclusive. And it may sound hard to believe but this January will already be five years since the second-generation GT was first shown to the world at Detroit. But before this generation GT is retired, Ford could have something interesting planned.
The Drive just spoke with an anonymous Ford source who hinted that a skunkworks GT could be happening. The source added that the Blue Oval is "not done" with its 647-horsepower supercar.
Now that the GT has been retired from endurance racing, such as at Le Mans, previous homologation rules and regulations are no longer relevant. Ford is now free to develop the GT's twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 to the max. Total "regular" GT production is still capped at 1,350 units. Most have already been sold.
This same source, however, further added that "Maybe we're not done there." Now, it's possible Ford Performance is developing a street-legal version of the track-only, 700-hp Ford GT MkII that debuted last summer. Alternatively, there could be something else entirely planned. Either way, Ford is definitely up to something. Bear in mind that the all-new Shelby GT500 has a claimed 760 hp though it's powered by a supercharged V8. It is currently Ford's most powerful road car and most powerful Mustang to ever roll off a Ford factory floor. Could it be overshadowed by the ultimate GT? Is the EcoBoost V6 even capable of producing anything above 750-760 hp? "You'll just have to wait," the source concluded.
Other potential GT modifications could hypothetically include cockpit upgrades, enhanced aerodynamics, beefier brakes, and, of course, price. The GT currently begins at around $450,000 while the GT MkII climbs to $1.2 million. With that in mind, an enhanced and fully street-legal Ford GT will surely cost a pretty penny.