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Ford GT was not only hand-built, it was also a limited edition model, making it one of the highly sought after high-end sports cars to date.
It took on the world with its high-performance engine and sleek design that it will make you reminisce over 1960’s Ford GT40.
The 2005-2006 Ford GT had an exceptional performance because of its Supercharged Modular V8 engine, which allowed it to pull in 550 horsepower with a top speed of 205 mph.
With its 6 speed manual transmission, the GT could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds, sometimes closer to three, as reported by many automotive magazines.
It could also reach trap speeds nearing 131 mph, hovering around a quarter of a mile in just 11.2 seconds, making it a timeless supercar in its own right.
The Ford GT 2005-2006 model was inspired by the legendary Ford GT40 of the 60s. It was low-slung and muscular, built to win in the racing circuit.
Although it appealed to most people for its nostalgic appearance, some criticized its lack of imagination.
The GT model was a near copy of the GT40, except it is around 3 inches higher and almost 18 inches long.
It nevertheless turned out beautifully as it boasted the blue and orange patterns of the original GT40. Its design was a complete refinement of the original GT model turned modern.
Bodywork and Engineering
Ford GT featured unique technologies for a sports car of its time.
It had body panels made from super-plastic-formed aluminum, a fuel filler system without a cap, and an aluminum engine with an inner panel made of carbon fiber.
Brembo handled the braking system, and GT sported mono-block calipers.
The components of the rear suspension, as well as the engine, would become the focal point of the GT whenever the rear canopy opened. Its entire body frame was striking in appearance.
Ford had targeted a run of a total of 4,500 cars produced in two years: 2004 to 2006.
The production fell short and Ford was only able to manufacture 4,038 cars, making the GT even more in demand.
Four hundred thirty-four of these cars were Heritage Edition models, sporting the same pattern and color of the original Ford GT40 model.
Because of its rarity, the Ford GT 2005-2006 model’s price is steadily increasing over the years.
From its original price in July 2005 of $139,995, it is now sold on average of $260,000 as of December 2014.
Its price never dropped below $143,000 over the years since its last production in 2006.
The 2005-2006 Ford GT cars always get the best prices at car auctions, and for good reason; the ingenuity of its creation makes it a timeless supercar.