One of the first models was delivered to racing driver Jason Watt at a special ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, this won’t be an ordinary GT as Watt was paralyzed from the chest down following a motorcycle accident in 1999.
As a result, the car will be modified to be fully hand-operated. The model will also be outfitted with a roof rack so Watt can easily transport his wheelchair from place to place.
Despite his disability, Watt isn’t a stranger to the Ford GT as he owns a 2005 model with similar modifications. He also has a pretty upbeat attitude about things as he joked “My Ford GT is probably the world’s fastest car that can park in disabled parking spaces.”
Originally unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the GT is powered by a 3.5‑liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 647 hp (482 kW) and 550 lb-ft (744 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch which enables the supercar to hit a top speed of 216 mph (347 km/h).
Besides the impressive performance, the carbon fiber intensive model has a hydraulic suspension and a special track model which automatically lowers the car by approximately 2 inches (50mm). As this occurs, the car automatically raises the rear wing and closes the front splitter ducts to optimize downforce. The spring and damper settings are also changed for track use.