2017 Ford GT
| New Buffalo, Michigan
- Coveted first-year example, believed to be among the lowest production volume by model year
- Just 137 miles from new at the time of cataloguing
- Finished in the exceptional Liquid Red Tri-Coat paint, a $5,000 upgrade and among the most desirable finishes for the Ford GT
- Protective clear film applied to entire car, including kick plates and wheel lip moldings, at a cost of nearly $8,000
- 647-hp, 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine; seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
- Well-specified example with $60,000 in options, including the $25,000 Dark Energy Interior Upgrade Package, $15,000 Matte Carbon Fiber Exterior Package, and $15,000 Matte Exposed Carbon Fiber Wheels
Ford stunned the world when it unveiled the second generation of its vaunted GT supercar at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. A long-awaited follow-up to the previous version, which ceased production in 2006, this all-new model proved that the storied automaker could still produce a world-beating, mid-engine supercar—one that would showcase its impressive capabilities in the crucible of motorsports. Fitted with a 647-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine mated to a seven-speed Getrag dual-clutch transmission, the GT could sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in less than three seconds on its way to a top speed of 216 mph.
Whereas its predecessor looked like a modern interpretation of Ford’s legendary GT40 of the Sixties, the new GT was altogether different. A strong emphasis on low weight and aerodynamic efficiency dictated futuristic bodywork with flying buttresses that ingeniously channeled air to mechanical components while maximizing downforce. An adaptive suspension could lower the ride height by a full two inches while the self-adjusting rear spoiler raised itself to improve aerodynamics. Anchored by Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers and huge 15.5-inch rotors up front, the GT also employed hydraulic power steering, making for a supercar that by every account provided immediate feedback to the driver from every input. Efficient architecture was so prioritized that the sport seats were fixed rather than adjustable, and the pedal box and steering wheel were designed to adjust around the driver rather than vice versa.
Demand for Ford’s newest supercar was insatiable from the outset. Ford implemented a rigid application process for the privilege of buying one, handpicking loyal Ford enthusiasts and mandating that they keep their cars for an extended period. Applications quickly outnumbered available chassis allotments by nearly tenfold at the model’s official launch.
Only 1,350 GT examples are planned through the 2022 model year, with production being handled by Multimatic of Markham, Ontario, Canada. Thus, the current GT is far rarer than the previous, with nearly 2,700 fewer examples scheduled than the 2005-2006 GT model.
Serial Number H109
The 2017 Ford GT offered here has remained in its original owner’s possession since new and showed only 137 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloguing. It was sold new through Three Oaks Ford of Three Oaks, Michigan and was specified with numerous desirable options from the factory, including the stunning Liquid Red Tri-Coat paint, a $5,000 upgrade. The interior was also enhanced with the $25,000 Dark Energy Interior Upgrade Package and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Twenty-inch matte exposed carbon-fiber wheels, a $15,000 option, compliment the $15,000 matte-finished exterior carbon-fiber Package. Locking lug nuts and a fitted indoor car cover round out the bevy of factory options.
To protect the exquisite paint finish and carbon-fiber trim, the car was transported to Motor City Solutions in Taylor, Michigan, shortly after purchase, and a protective clear film was applied to the full exterior, including kick plates and wheel lip moldings, at a cost of nearly $8,000.
Included with the sale are the original selection letter, window sticker, factory production photos, delivery documentation, and Ford GT design spec kit.
Finished in a highly desirable color, well specified from the factory, and with remarkably low mileage, serial number H109 is a superb example of one of the rarest and most coveted American supercars ever made.