Ford GT News

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions

    It seems no one wants to keep this Liquid Blue 2017 Ford GT. First bought by pro wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, the GT first changed hands in August of 2017. Ford immediately sued Cena for breaking the legal agreement each GT buyer signs stating they won't sell (i.e. flip) their car for two years after purchase. The two parties reached an agreement in July 2018. The car has had two more owners since then. Now on the hunt for its fifth owner, the low-slung supercar is headed to the block at Mecum's Indy 2019 auction on May 18. In January, Mecum came to an agreement with Ford to not accept...

  • 2017 Ford GT sold at Mecum auction for $1,815,000
    Ford and Mecum settle over controversial 2017 GT sale

    After nearly a year, Ford and Mecum Auctions announced the two parties have settled litigation over the sale of a 2017 GT supercar. Details of the settlement are confidential, but the automaker said on Thursday settlement funds paid by Mecum will be donated to the Ford Motor Company Fund, the...

  • Auction of 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition on January 19, 2019
    2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition with famous Gulf livery sells for $2.5M

    A 2019 Ford GT was just sold for a staggering $2.5 million in a charity auction. The particular car is one of the Heritage Editions, which for 2019—and 2020—wears the iconic Gulf Oil livery. The same livery featured on the GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. The 2019...

  • 2006 Ford GT for sale with 24 miles
    2006 Ford GT with 24 miles seeks its first owner

    Finding a never-titled and low-mileage supercar used to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In less than four months, two first-generation Ford GTs have surfaced for sale that fit that bill. Maybe it's a sign? The most recent example is seen here: a 2006 GT with only 24 miles on the odometer. The...

  • 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno
    Hennessey: I wouldn't put a V-8 in a Ford GT even for $1 million

    Texas tuner John Hennessey created the 1,000 horsepower Exorcist and a 605-hp VelociRaptor 6x6 pickup truck, but there's a line even he won't cross. It's the Ford GT. Hennessey told Motor Authority in his "qualified opinion" a V-8 engine simply won't fit in the current Ford GT supercar. Hennessey...

  • Throwback liveries for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs
    Ford GT to wear historic liveries for Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Fans will be treated to historic liveries on a pair of Ford GTs set to do battle in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled two throwback liveries for the numbers 66 and 67 GT race cars on Thursday. It's the first time the GT will sport...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT and 2018 Ford GT

    One’s a race car that wears almost no disguise. The other is an American icon. They’re both Fords, and they’re both GTs. But as you might guess, there’s just a little bit of a difference between the Ford GT supercar and the Ford Mustang GT. We traveled to California to take both for a back-to-back thrill ride. A race car reborn Let’s take a way-back trip with the Ford GT first. The GT—namely the GT40—roared out of Carroll Shelby’s skunkworks and claimed the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans podium (Eds note: All of it) and raced into folklore. The...

  • 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster
    1965 Ford GT40 Prototype Roadster, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta highlight Mecum Kissimmee auction

    The 2019 edition of Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida, auction will be filled with thousands of collector cars, but two, in particular, will grab the attention of enthusiasts. The auction will sell off a 1965 Ford GT40 Competition Prototype Roadster, one of two that survives today, and a 2016 Ferrari...

  • 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno
    Watch the Ford GT strut its stuff on the dyno

    Hennessey Performance Engineering strapped founder John Hennessey's 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition to the dyno to see just how powerful the supercar really is. The GT laid down an impressive 581 rear-wheel horsepower and 513 pound-feet of torque. The GT's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine...

  • Brand new 2005 Ford GT for sale
    This 2005 Ford GT was never titled, and it's now for sale

    Ford's (in)famous vetting process for its modern GT supercar is fairly intense, but there's perhaps something even better for sale currently. This 2005 Ford GT is brand new, never titled, and only shows 6 miles on the odometer. Hawk Ford in Niles, Illinois, has placed the car for sale, which...

  • 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition
    Ford is about to auction off a second GT for charity

    A 2017 Ford GT was sold at auction at the start of the year and managed to fetch $2.55 million from its winning bidder. Unlike some of the other GTs sold at auction, though, this one had Ford's full blessing as the proceeds were donated to charity. Now Ford has announced a second GT will be...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Ford GT
    Vaughn Gittin Jr. shares his Ford GT with family, fans

    Vaughn Gittin Jr. is among the exclusive set of Ford GT owners, and the professional drifter and founder of RTR Vehicles was more than happy to show off the car. The video shows the moment Gittin Jr. picks up the Lead Foot Gray example, and naturally he uses launch control straight out of the...

  • Ford GT

    Supercars are exotic machines with expensive parts. Many of those parts are sourced from suppliers but can only be bought through the brands when it comes time for a repair. According to a Friday report from Road & Track, the Ford GT and Mercedes-AMG GT share a gearbox, but Ford charges a lot more for it if you have to replace it once you own the car. Customers who need a new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox for their Ford GT will have to pay almost twice as much as AMG GT buyers. The Getrag 7DCL750 dual-clutch transmission the GT runs costs $32,324, which includes a $5,000 core charge if the...

  • Superformance Future GT Forty GT40
    Superformance embraces the EcoBoost with Future Forty GT40

    The folks at Superformance have paired history with modern high performance. Usually, when you see a Superformance GT40 replicas, it roars with old-school V-8 fury. This one here however, dubbed the Future Forty and unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show, is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged...

  • 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series
    2019 Ford GT adds lightweight Carbon Series, gets $50,000 price bump

    Ford on Tuesday announced the new Carbon Series model for the 2019 GT supercar. A replacement for the Competition Series model, the Carbon Series cuts 39 pounds from the race-inspired coupe while also adding aesthetic changes. The most noticeable element of the Carbon Series is the exposed carbon...

  • 2017 Ford GT
    Ford GT production extended to 1,350 cars through 2022

    Ford had previously announced that it would build 1,000 units of its GT supercar. On Friday in Dearborn, Michigan, the Blue Oval announced it would expand that total to 1,350 cars and build them through 2022. Ford will open up the application process on Nov. 8 and will take applications from North...

  • Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 is faster down the drag strip than a Ford GT
    Watch a 1,000-hp Jeep obliterate a Ford GT in a drag race

    The Ford GT is very quick. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also very quick. There's no way that it's as quick as the GT though, right? Well, after a visit to Hennessey Performance it's actually quicker. At least that's the case over the quarter-mile drag strip. Hennessey CEO and founder John...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions
    John Cena's 2017 Ford GT takes 6-figure hit on latest sale

    The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you...

  • 2017 Ford GT

    The Ford GT that caught fire and burned to the ground in Germany has led to a recall for the supercar. The automaker announced on Wednesday that it recall 194 GTs from the 2017 and 2018 model years to address a fire risk. Earlier this year, Ford was on the scene after a German owner's GT caught fire with 43 miles on the odometer. The driver and his son escaped from the car with no injuries, but the car was a total loss. At the time, Ford said it was investigating the matter further. Now we know the problem stems from leaky valves in a valve block assembly located below the hydraulically...

  • Ford GT launch control
    Here's how launch control works on the Ford GT

    Since most of us will never have the pleasure of owning or ever getting behind the wheel of the modern Ford GT, we have others who can fill us in on how the supercar works. Today, it's all about launch control. This video from DragTimes shows us how to engage the system on a 2017 Ford GT...you...

  • Angelo Paletta loves all of his Ford cars
    Angelo Paletta worships at the altar of Ford in his own Car Cathedral

    There's no need to ask Angelo Paletta about which car company is his favorite. He has been a tried-and-true Blue Oval fan since his father was driving Ford products back in the 1950s. Now Paletta is grown up and his car collection has too. He calls it the Car Cathedral. Paletta's two-story garage...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Russo and Steele
    John Cena's 2017 Ford GT sold again, this time for $1.5M

    The mockery of Ford's attempts to block flippers from profiting from early sales of the GT supercar continues with news that the 2017 example originally ordered by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena has been sold for the second time. The car went under the hammer at Russo and Steele's auction held...

  • 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition
    2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition wears famous Gulf Oil livery, 2020 GT will too

    Vintage design meets modern engineering in the latest Ford GT Heritage Edition, which was unveiled Friday in the iconic Gulf Oil livery that emblazoned the 1968 GT40 bearing chassis number 1075. This is the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 with drivers Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien...

  • 2004 Ford GT Confirmation Prototype CP4 heading to auction
    1-of-4 2004 Ford GT CP4 prototypes can be yours

    The Ford GT is a rare machine, no matter which generation is being discussed. Among the rarest of them all, however, was a run of prototypes Ford built when it was putting the first-generation (2005-2006) GT through its paces. Rather than crushing them, as is typically done with pre-production...

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