By Dave Sorrendino, December 12, 2022
Ford, proprietors of myths and broken dreams, builders of cars makers of drab and downright dreadful. However, when Ford gets it right and actually puts in the effort they show the best of Ford, they can be world-beaters. And the Ford GT is one of two Ford vehicles we admire. The Ford GT, even in standard guise is an expression of intent, pushing the known engineering boundaries… and making engineering look cool at the same time. The very worst of Ford is represented by the likes of Oliver Rowe, a ghoulish fake smiling, recurring PR nightmare of how not to represent your company. Anyway…
Representing the ultimate and most extreme track-only Ford GT ever, the new Ford GT Mk IV is the ultimate and most extreme track-only Ford GT ever created. Until it is surpassed by a future all-electric version. Nonetheless, the new Ford GT Mk IV is the mother of all upgrades with but one purpose, to deliver maximum performance from its unique Endurance Racing inspired long-body, powertrain and suspension.
The 2023 Ford GT Mk IV features a specially engineered twin-turbo EcoBoost engine targeting more than 800 horsepower, race transmission, carbon fiber “long tail” body, plus Multimatic’s Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) suspension.
The new Ford GT Mk IV nods to the year that the original Mk IV won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with just 67 of the hand-built supercars to be produced at Multimatic’s facility in Markham, Ontario.
A unique larger displacement engine, racing gearbox, stretched wheelbase and long-body have resulted in extreme levels of performance which limits its use for track-only enjoyment.
Now available to order now, a new client application process will begin for this $1.7M supercar (starting MSRP). Client selections will be confirmed in the first quarter of 2023. Deliveries will begin in late spring 2023.