It also happens to be looking for a new owner.
The Ford GT is one of the most sought-after limited production vehicles on the market right now. It was so popular that Ford decided to extend its production run in order to satisfy wealthy customers. Perhaps somewhat controversially, Ford also forced the first batch of GT owners to sign an agreement stating that they won't re-sell their car for at least two years upon taking delivery. The purpose of doing this was to prevent owners from making a quick buck.
Ford chose those owners through an application process because it was believed they'd be good brand ambassadors. Company officials didn't want owners to lock up their cars in storage for investment purposes, but rather to share them with the public at events like Cars and Coffee.
But some chose to fight Ford on that re-sell agreement, resulting in some nasty legal issues (see John Cena). However, the two-year wait period has passed for the 2017 and 2018 model years, and there are no longer any legal repercussions for owners to fear.
Later this month, Mecum Auctions will host the sale of this literally brand new 2018 Ford GT. It has only 97 miles on its odometer and is packed with insanely expensive options. The Frozen White body paint with a carbon fiber exterior upgrade? That was a $15,000 option. The Dark Energy interior tacked an additional $30,000. The Akrapovic exhaust and 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels added another $10,000 and $15,000, respectively, to the final price.
Needless to say, its original owner went all-out. Some additional cool features include six-point harness anchors, Black Sparco Alcantara carbon fiber racing seats, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, and an adjustable rear wing. All GTs come standard with a 10.1-inch digital instrument cluster and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with navigation, Bluetooth, and Ford's Sync3 infotainment system. Power, of course, comes courtesy of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 rated at 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. That power is directed to the rear wheels through a Getrag seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ford claims a 0-60 mph time of three seconds flat and a top speed of 216 mph.
Given all of those added features and an already hefty base price of around $450,000, we wouldn't be surprised to see this example to sell for at least a hundred grand over what the owner paid, if not more. Those who are interested have until August 27 to get their finances in order.