Ford GT Mk IV launches special edition for race only
production of Ford GT will be over soon, but not before a series of 67 special race-only shows are made.
Although it is recognizable as a version of the second generation GT, the new version Ford GT Mk IV features a unique “long-tail” carbon fiber bodywork over the extended wheelbase.
Other notable changes we can see are the significantly lower stance, the full aerodynamics package that includes a large rear spoiler and diffuser, and what appears to be a wider stance.
Powering the GT Mk IV is a heavily modified version of the GT’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which will feature a larger displacement and a host of other modifications.
Work on the engine has yet to be completed, but Ford says it will produce around 597 kW, or 800 hp at old prices.
In a word, the regular road version of the GT is called 492 kW, while the previous track model, the GT Mk II, has only 522 kW of power.
The modified engine will drive the rear wheels through a “racing-appropriate transmission”.
Aside from these tidbits of information, Ford is being coy about the details of the Mk IV, which will presumably have more specs when the first cars are delivered to customers around mid-2023.
Anyone interested in the car will need to fill out a online application form. Successful applicants will be notified in the first quarter of 2023, with deliveries expected to begin around mid-year.
Like all second-generation Ford GTs, the Mk IV will be handcrafted by Multimatic at its factory outside Toronto, Canada.
Named the Mk IV in honor of the original GT40 Mk IV that won the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Ford GT Mk IV is priced from $1.7 million (US$2.5 million). ) before taxes and transportation costs.
The 1967 GT40 Mk IV may look similar to its predecessors, but features an all-new frame featuring adhesive bonding and aluminum honeycomb construction.
It also features a redesigned body that is not only more aerodynamic, but also 230 mm longer than previous cars.
Power comes from a 7.0-liter V8 engine that is connected to the rear wheels through a special gearbox with its own cooling system.
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