The GT is a modern take on a 60s racing icon, one that humbled Ferrari at Le Mans. It returned around the turn of the century to celebrate Ford’s centenary
by Daud Gonzalez, on
If you’re going to celebrate a birthday, how would you do it? Ford decided for their 100th anniversary they needed something special. So special, that they revived a name that had been absent for 36 years: the GT40. The end result was the Ford GT, the first true street-legal supercar from the blue oval ever.
Using the pedigree and heritage of their Le Mans-winning GT40, the Ford GT is essentially the modernized vision of the iconic racing car. With only 4,038 of these American legends made, seeing one in the flesh is a true rarity.
The first-gen Ford GT was a success and inspired Ford to create a second generation for the 2017 model year. Although the second-gen Ford GT is a technological marvel, it doesn’t hug the heartstrings like its predecessor. The first-gen Ford GT is like being in a 1960s dream where the sound of a V-8 rumbling heart, was the only thing that mattered.