The Ford GT Mk II is a track-only version of the Ford GT, built to pay homage to the Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
- Text originally from the Ford GT Mk II's Wikipedia page.
A track-day-only version of the new GT, named the GT Mk II, was launched on 4 July 2019 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The name pays homage to the original GT40 Mk II race car that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The GT Mk II features many substantial changes from the road car that increase its capabilities on the track. The 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 engine has been tuned and is rated at over 700 hp (522 kW; 710 PS), which is cooled by a roof-mounted air intake and new outboard-mounted intercoolers. The removal of the adjustable ride height system and the stripped-out interior reduces the overall weight of the Mk II by about 200 pounds (91 kg) over the road car. The active spoiler has been replaced by a much larger fixed wing, which in combination with a larger diffuser and new aerodynamic elements results in a 400% increase in downforce over the road car. The GT Mk II uses smaller 19-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport GT slick racing tires, although it shares the GT's carbon ceramic brakes.
As a result of these changes, the GT Mk II is not street legal. Only 45 will be built, and at a unit price of US$1.2 million it is the most expensive new Ford ever sold. The Mk II, however, is not sold by Ford but rather directly to customers by Multimatic, the Canadian manufacturer of all GT cars.
The Ford GT Mk II was added in the American Season Update as a mid/low Class B car with the following rank statistics:
The Ford GT Mk II has a very low top speed (the lowest in Class B) that is compensated for with excellent acceleration and handling. At 4, it has the fastest acceleration in Class B and is among the quickest in the entire game. However, its top speed is too low for it to compete with high-end Class B cars.
At stock, it acts as an improved Ford GT, with it having better nitro efficiency and handling/drifting, though its top speed has been reduced drastically.
The Ford GT Mk II was added in the Eighth Anniversary Update as a high Class A car with the following statistics:
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The Ford GT Mk II is obtainable by reaching Tier 8 in its Festival.
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