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Amazing Ford GT supercar stash launches $36 million company

Production of the Ford GT supercar is coming to an end soon, but production is restarting in a roundabout way.

Ford is currently selling the $500,000 GT that was launched in 2017, but in the next few weeks it will sell 20 GT LM Edition street cars and 67 Ford GT MK IV track cars, priced at $170 each. million dollars.

The MK IV is set to run an 800-horsepower version of Ford’s 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine. This is the most powerful version of the engine ever built.

This generation was inspired by the Le Mans racers of the 1960s, followed by the GT from 2004 to 2006 with a 550 horsepower supercharged V8 that could accelerate to 205 miles per hour.

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Ford built over 4,000 GTs between 2004 and 2006.

Ford built over 4,000 GTs between 2004 and 2006.
(Ford)

Many found a second life as modified top speed racing cars. Most recently, his one example of 2,700 horsepower claimed a top speed of 310.8 mph for a legal vehicle on public roads. However, you will soon be able to purchase new ones again.

Fred Calero is a serial entrepreneur and a big Ford GT fan. He owns his 2005, 2006 and 2020. One day, while reading the GT Internet forums, he came across an interesting piece of information. It turns out that Ford had built dozens of additional his GT chassis to store spare parts for repairs, but after more than a decade there is no longer any need to store them. was.

The Ford GT chassis only had a roof.

The Ford GT chassis only had a roof.
(GT1)

Calero got the idea to buy one and convert it into a truck car. Then his friend and colleague Jeremy Sutton, who worked at Ford’s SVT division when he first developed his GT, encouraged him to get it all. In total he had 30 cars, so Carrero he created a new company called GT1 to develop complete cars.

We got the carbon fiber body molds from Swiss racing company Mattek, which built a competition version for endurance racing, and tweaked them for higher productivity and the latest aerodynamic strategies. A new high-performance suspension was also designed.

The GT1 features an updated version of the Matech racing body.

The GT1 features an updated version of the Matech racing body.
(GT1)

The GT1 was shopped in the garage of the M1 Concourse private racetrack in Pontiac, Michigan and powered by a Roush Yates turbocharged 7.0-liter V8 engine producing 1,400 hp. This is basically an aluminum block version of the old NASCAR engine.

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The car can accelerate to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and go over 200 mph. It features a high downforce wing not found on the more streamlined factory GT.

The GT1 can accelerate to 60mph in less than 3 seconds.

The GT1 can accelerate to 60mph in less than 3 seconds.
(GT1)

A three-year project resulted in a fully functional prototype, and the company is now focused on getting it ready to move out of the garage and expand production, possibly with manufacturing partners.

GT1 is for circuit use only.

GT1 is for circuit use only.
(GT1)

GT1 plans to complete four customer cars next year with an estimated price of $1.2 million, then increase production to four every quarter thereafter until the chassis runs out.

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Carrero, who has owned several companies, mostly in the medical field, told Fox News Digital, “Nothing really got me hooked. That’s what I love.” rice field.