Want to get your hands on a new Ford GT? Don’t we all…. The trouble is that they’re hard to come by. But there’s one coming up for grabs this weekend.
Decked out in silver with black stripes, this 2017 Ford GT is the 48th of the 250 made last year. It has glossy carbon-fiber trim, silver forged alloys with titanium lugs, silver brake calipers, and the Dark Energy interior treatment. It has only seven miles on the clock, which means that it has never really been driven. That’s a tragedy, really, but it means that its new owner will have the pleasure of breaking it in.
The latest Ford GT packs a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 647 horsepower (482 kW) and 550 lb-ft (746 Nm) of torque. Driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the American-engineered, Canadian-built supercar will rocket to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds before topping out at 216 mph (348 km/h). That is, of course, assuming you have enough road (or preferably track) to exploit the full extent of its performance potential.
Dearborn has committed to making just 250 examples each year, and they get snapped up about as quick as the vehicle can cover the length of a drag strip. This represents a rare opportunity to put one – a brand-spankin’ new one – in your driveway. So if you have the means and the inclination, and dig the silver treatment, head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis this weekend. Mecum Auctions will sell this one off to the highest bidder on Saturday. Just don’t go expecting to get a “deal.”