In 1995, Ford showed the GT90 concept car hinting that they were interested in producing a limited-production supercar that recalled the 1960s racing legend GT40. Angular and edgy, the GT90 was well received, but the overall vibe was that a revivification of the original GT40 would be more interesting to customers and enthusiasts alike. In 2002, Ford showed the new GT40 concept, and it was a smash hit, and in 2004 customers began taking delivery of their Ford GTs.
Longer, lower, wider, heavier, and blessedly taller than GT40, GT was a true supercar that honored well the original 1960s racer while employing various amenities making it more civil to enjoy. Boasting 550 HP from a supercharged, DOHC 5.4L V-8, the car hits 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds and 100 miles per hour in about seven. The top speed is electronically limited to 205 miles per hour, and all GTs were equipped with 6-speed manual transmissions. Ford wanted to build 4,500 units, but fell slightly short, producing just over 4,000—roughly 1,300 in 2005 and 1,900 in 2006. The GT was an instant collector's car, and has been appreciating aggressively since 2012.
This Mark IV Red 2005 GT has covered only 25 miles since new, and features all four original factory options – the lightweight wheels, White Le Mans racing stripes, Red-painted brake calipers and McIntosh stereo system.