Let’s hope he doesn’t try to flip it for a profit within the first two years.
The celebrity Ford GT owners club is growing. Popular talk show host Jay Leno was one of the first to own the all-American supercar. Dario Franchitti also has one, as does Jack Roush. Professional wrestler-turned actor John Cena used to have one too – but we all know how that turned out. Comedian Tim Allen is the latest celebrity to join the Ford GT owners club. Since production of the new GT is limited to only 250 per year, it’s not surprising to see Ford allocating it to the rich and famous.
Allen shows off his new ride in a video on his YouTube channel, giving us a guided tour of the new Ford GT and its attributes. The comedian finished his GT in Ingot Silver, but didn’t add any heritage-style stripes. It’s a more conservative approach than other examples we’ve seen, but still looks stunning.
Allen calls his pride and joy his "silver spaceship." The interior is finished in Dark Energy black, and we also learn from the video that the comedian opted for the optional 20-inch gloss carbon fiber wheels. Taking the GT for a cruise around city streets, Allen certainly seems pleased with his new ride – and who can blame him? He praised its performance, comfort, and deafening noise, but criticized the car’s lack of storage. Practicality probably isn’t a priority for most buyers, however. Allen attests that it’s a true driver’s car that feels like a race car for the road, describing it as “smooth and compliant” and “not like anything else” he’s ever driven.
Like all new Ford GTs, power is provided by a twin-turbo, 3.6 liter V6 producing 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. This enables the GT to sprint from 0-62 mph in three seconds and reach a top speed of 216 mph. Let’s just hope he doesn’t try to flip it for a profit within the first two years.