After teasing us with a cryptic picture last month, Ford has officially unveiled the limited edition track-only GT Mk II at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The GT Mk II is essentially the combined dream of Ford and Multimatic engineers, meant to showcase the GT’s peak capability. Limited to 45 examples — based on production estimates of 15 per-year over a three year period — the car closely resembles the race car used in Ford’s FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship programs.
It’s billed as “the best of both worlds” since the road car is limited by homologation requirements and the race cars are forced to abide by Balance of Performance rules. Multimatic’s Chief Technical Officer, Larry Holt says, “The Mk II answers the regularly asked question of how would the car perform with all of the limitations lifted.”
Horsepower from the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 jumps to 700 as opposed to the road car and race car’s respective outputs of 605 and 495 horsepower. An extended rear wing adds 350 more pounds of downforce for a total between 1,800-1,900 pounds at 150 MPH. Using a low, fixed ride height, DSSV shock absorbers and Michelin Pilot Sport racing slicks Ford claims lateral grip is up to 2Gs.
Ultimately, the Ford GT Mk II is meant to give owners an authentic GT race car experience at local track days. Despite such high performance, Ford says the car’s limits can be reached without being a professional driver. In order to reach those limits, you'll have to pay at least $1.2 million. There is good news — if you have the money — Ford is still accepting orders.