The $1.3 million price tag is worth it for that sweet sound alone.
The Ford GT is already a special supercar, but Ford took it to a new extreme with the new GT Mk II. Unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, the Ford GT Mk II is a track-only version of the GT limited to just 45 units, each costing a whopping $1.2 million. Its limited production run and the astronomical asking price will make it an extremely rare sight on the racetrack.
A few days ago, we learned that Ford's new track monster has started production after a photo emerged online showing an early example built for Google VP and supercar collector Benjamin Treynor Sloss. Now, we finally get to see the first customer example of the Ford GT MK II on the move.
A series of videos shared on the Google billionaire's Instagram page shows the Ford GT MK II flexing its muscles at The Thermal Club in California. One brief clip shows the GT MK II launch off the line, while another treats us to an onboard lap, allowing us to hear the sweet sound of its roaring engine that will send shivers down your spine. Even Sloss didn't expect it to sound so sublime.
"That. Sound. I expected it to sound good. I didn't expect it to sound *this* good. Pure racecar music," Sloss wrote on Instagram.
What you're hearing is the sound of the Ford GT MK II's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which has been cranked up to 700 horsepower since the car isn't restricted by racing regulations. Compared to the road car, the Ford GT MK II is 300 pounds lighter and generates 400 percent more downforce, making it the ultimate version of Ford's flagship supercar.
As we saw in the photos shared a few days ago, the Ford GT MK II built for the Google executive shown off in the video has a blue and orange Gulf-style racing livery with the number 15. Every example will be unique, so we can't wait to see what future variants of the Ford GT MK II look like.