This Purple Ford GT Might Just Be The Best Yet

Since deliveries of the latest-generation Ford GT commenced, we’ve seen a number of brightly-colored examples rolling off the factory floor. This example, owned by racing driver Graham Rahal, might be our favorite example built so far.

This GT is chassis number 218 and has been painted in a custom shade of purple which isn’t actually from Ford’s official palette. Instead, it was mixed up specifically by Axalta Racing for Rahal and looks absolutely beautiful under the sunshine. The combination of silver racing stripes, a selection of gloss carbon fiber accents, and carbon fiber wheels make for one hell of a good-looking ride.

When the new GT was first announced, the American automaker said that it would build 500 examples over two years. However, Ford announced shortly afterwards that the vehicle’s production run would be extended to four years, making for a total of 1000 examples. Three weeks ago, the planned production run was once again extended by two years and will now be capped at 1350 cars.

While that’s good news for customers who’ve been longing to secure a production slot, we can’t help but think that GT’s built for the 2022 model year will feel a little out-dated. What’s more, they’ll also be well down on performance from similarly-priced rivals.

Nonetheless, unique examples, like Rahal’s purple GT, could prove to be good investments for the decades to come.

As a reminder, the car is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine delivering 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a 216 mph (347 km/h) top speed and blistering on-track performance.

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  • Six_Tymes

    I have to agree, that does look pretty cool.

    hello photographer, next time bring a simple can of compressed air with you, keep it in your tool bag. a quick blast to blow the dust off the surface area before you take your shot will look much more professional.

  • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

    Wow! It is so nice and the color is sick! It is really standing out from a crowd, that is for sure! Go Ford, but it looks like a chick car.

    • S3XY

      No it doesn’t. You just seem to have a false association with purple and females. Color is not confined to any specific gender. Purple is sick.

      • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

        You know, it is called (my opinion). And it is not masculinity just like pink, bud.

        • rodriguez256

          Men used to wear pink back in the day before it was associated with the female gender, just like high heels. So he is correct. It’s just perceptions.

          • Six Thousand Times

            I still wear pink shirts. Saw an older Cuban gent in Miami this Spring in a pale pink suit. He rocked it.

          • rodriguez256

            That’s awesome no problem here. I prefer when people are comfortable with themselves rather than the other alternative.

          • Danny Boy

            Dude, he’s closeted and full of hate. He really knows no better. We’ll just blame it on his upbringing. I mean, look at his profile name…. We should all support him in coming out!

          • Six Thousand Times

            That was a strange comment. We didn’t stop to ask the man or the lady with him about his orientation. I do support anyone in being who they are and if that applies to you, don’t fill yourself with hate, get out and celebrate.

          • Danny Boy

            I definitely agree whole heartedly. I understand that we all aren’t going to always agree with each other’s post, but this guy and his comments …..
            Again, check out his profile and introduction. It’s disrespectful and full of hate. Just unnecessary and actually very thirsty!!

          • Six Thousand Times

            I think I misunderstood who you were reacting to. Nevermind. Carry on.

          • Danny Boy

            Dude, he’s closeted! He doesn’t know better!

      • Danny Boy

        Dude, he’s in the closet and just acting out. Let’s be gentle w him.

  • charlotteharry57

    I think I’d find purple offensive on pretty much anything else, but I have to admit kinda liking it on this one.

    • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

      Do you find the Dodge Challenger (Plum Crazy) and a GMC Yukon Denali in (iridium metallic) offensive?

      • Six Thousand Times

        That fat ugly Dodge is offensive in any colour.

        • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

          You need glasses.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Not after LASIK. But I’m cool if you like ‘em fat and ugly. The Dodge is a 60 year old in a tube top – rolls of fat oozing out. Yecch!

          • Danny Boy

            It does need a complete Kardashian like makeover

          • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

            Lasik gone wrong? You are one of the few people makes up the demographics who goes blind when Lasik surgery is completed.

          • Six Thousand Times

            You may enjoy other sad-retro creations like the PT Cruiser and the New Beetle. Me, I prefer new ideas. Maybe if I were living in a trailer park. The Challenger would be more to my liking.

        • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

          And it’s (color).

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            We’ll, I can see you’ve spelled your hilarious name wrong too.

          • Six Thousand Times

            The correct spelling is colour.

          • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

            Nope, it is color.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Oxford dictionary. Look it up.

      • Danny Boy

        No, but I do find you to be an offensive idiot, and a coward! And you’re an idiot because you don’t realize that you are a product of 2 of the most intelligent creatures that God created. And you’re a coward because you bully from behind your keyboard uber private settings.
        You wish you were as intelligent as either of those that you claim to be. Coward!

        • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

          YUP, I am a coward. I was called coward all my special ed years in school.

    • rtb

      There are two purple McLaren F1’s…one was “Mr. Beans” the other belonged to George Harrison.

  • Danny Boy

    Sick I say, sick! And to think, Ford can build something this amaze, but can’t figure out how to build a proper sedan that consumers want!!

    • rodriguez256

      I’d say the Fusion sport was a proper sedan people really liked.

      • Danny Boy

        IMO…..The Fusion Sport had one thing going for it, and that’s the 325 hp engine.
        The car itself is just poorly designed and executed. That horrible Aston wannabe grille was the beginning of the end for me. I drove one for 2 weeks and felt like I was in a cheap piece of trash. Enjoyed the Chrysler 200 rental better!

    • Six Thousand Times

      Consumers want their CUVs!

      • Danny Boy

        And that desire has sickened me! They are just such corney means of transportation….
        As with most things, this is just an American fad that also will fade, eventually! Hopefully…🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
        Glad Lincoln isn’t giving up tho!

  • Blade t

    Looks good , I’m sure he paid a nice premium for the custom color..

  • eb110americana

    Sweet! This is the right kind of custom color. I wish more cars offered hues that weren’t variants of silver or a primary color. (Yes, I know this one didn’t come from Ford.)

  • (Mr.EP9) Monkey-Nigga.

    lol, WTF?!

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