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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Ford GT Racecar V6 Makes an Otherworldly Sound



The ordering process for the new Ford GT supercar is currently underway, and it is not exactly as simple as walking into a showroom and asking to test drive a Fiesta hatchback. No, Ford is asking prospective buyers to follow their application process. It sounds tedious, but based on the video of the GT out testing below, it will be well worth it.
The Ford GT looked ready to hit the streets when debuted at this year’s North American International Auto Show, but the racing version of the car is still in development. That is what it was doing in this video posted by Autoblog, showing the low-slung supercar flying around the famed Sebring International Raceway:

The video of the testing was posted by YouTuber Lanky Turtle, and provides a chance to hear just how wild and raw the race-spec version of the GT really is.

The EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 makes more than 600 horsepower in street form, and is actually derived from the architecture that has powered IMSA Daytona-class endurance-racing prototypes.

The newest car is set to take that raucous engine racing in the United SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Racing.

Ford GT Supercar 2

And that close relationship between race and road car is just one of the many reasons this car will be such a coveted item when it finally hits dealerships. As such Ford has a special process for ordering the $350,000 limited-run supercar.

The cars will be assigned based on a customer application process, with priority going to current Ford GT owners and customers with a loyal history of purchasing Ford vehicles.

This is all to bring customers a personalized experience, but also so that dealers and exotic car brokers don’t bump out a worthy prospective buyer, would actually care for the car for many years, rather than make a quick buck turning it around.