Hey Cool Car Fans,
Check out this “Cool Car Shot” of the new 2006 Ford GT. Some people are skeptical about an exclusive sportscar manufactured by Ford Motor Company that would sell for over $165,000, but Ford introduced this supercar in 2005 and planned on only making about 1,500 a year based on a race car concept.
This amazing powerhouse was designed based on the public’s response to the resurrection of the record-setting winner of four consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour races in the 1960s making the Ford GT a street legal race car. There is only one model, one engine and one transmission to choose from, which makes it pretty easy for a purchaser, except for the price of course.
As you can see from the photo’s, the Ford GT is a two-door, two-seat and modified version of the cool racecar that won Le Mans. The engine is a high-tech, supercharged, midship-mounted, 5.4-liter V8 550hp with 500 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a six-speed manual transaxle.
The Ford GT is a special vehicle that can go in excess of 200 mph and can run on the highway or the racetrack. It’s been called the “utlimate Ford” since it can outperform other sports cars like the Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.
The Ford GT is not a vehicle for the fuel conscious driver since it gets about 13 miles per gallon in the city and around 21 miles per gallon on the highway, but who cares about gas mileage in a race car?
The Ford GT is just as cool on the inside, with race car looking leather seats, as it is on the outside. For 2006 Ford brought about a special color limited edition Tungsten Grey (that you can see here) to commemorate the 1966 victory at LeMans. For an extra charge (approximately $5,000), this vehicle also included the colored racing stripes painted on the hood, roof, rear hatch, decklid, and along the side of the body.
This $166,000 ride gets my vote as an Extremely Cool Car.
What do you think?
Cool Car Guy Rating:
***** – Extremely Cool
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