Ford is bidding a final farewell to its GT supercar with this: a limited-run, track-only model that packs in a race transmission, carbon fibre body, and fully adjustable suspension.
Costing a cool £1.4million, exactly 67 examples of the ‘GT Mk IV’ car are earmarked for production by Ford Performance, who will complete each build with help from program partner Multimatic.
Customers from around the world will be invited to purchase a model via an online application process, with the number of hand-built cars said to honour the Le Mans winning 1967 GT Mk IV. The lucky people will be confirmed in the first-quarter of 2023 before deliveries begin in Spring time.
Ford say the car “goes all-in to deliver the Ford GT’s highest-levels of performance, handling and advanced technology”, adding that its body, engine and suspension ensure “max performance”.
At the heart of the GT Mk IV is a heavily reworked version of the regular GT car’s 3.5-litre, twin-turbocharged V6; in stock guise it produces 650bhp but here it has been upped to almost 800bhp.
“The original GT Mk IV held nothing back for max track performance, and the new Ford GT Mk IV brings it in the same way,” said Mark Rushbrook – Ford Performance Motorsports’ global director.
“With an even higher-level of motorsport engineering and performance – plus a completely new carbon fibre body that is functional and striking – the Mk IV is the ultimate send-off of the third-generation supercar.”
Larry Holt – the Executive Vice President at Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations Group – added: “Multimatic’s brief was to create the most extreme final version of the Ford GT, and the Mk IV is the outcome.
“A unique larger displacement engine, proper racing gearbox, stretched wheelbase and truly radical body has resulted in an unprecedented level of performance.
“We are proud to have been a part of the third-generation GT from its inception to this amazing swan song and consider it a significant chapter in Multimatic’s history.”