The second generation Ford GT was conceptualized as both a testament to innovation and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original GT40's historic 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans in 1966. Ford intended not just to produce a supercar that paid homage to its predecessor but to eclipse it with cutting-edge technology and performance. The development began in secret, under the code name "Project Phoenix," spearheaded by a small group of Ford engineers and designers committed to recapturing the glory of the GT's heritage. Their efforts came to light in 2015 when Ford stunned the automotive world with the unveiling of the all-new GT at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With a design that was aerodynamically sculpted for maximum efficiency and a nod to the original GT40, the new GT was a striking blend of history and futuristic vision.
Production of the second generation Ford GT started in December 2016, with a plan for a limited run, making it an exclusive supercar emphasizing performance and collectibility. It was outfitted with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine, which was a departure from the traditional V8. Yet, it delivered a formidable 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, further increased to 660 horsepower starting in the 2020 model year. This powerhouse was encased in a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, draped in a sleek, aerodynamically optimized body that paid homage to its ancestors while breaking ground with its efficiency and downforce generation. Ford utilized the most advanced materials and engineering techniques of the time, ensuring that the second-generation GT set a new benchmark for American supercars in terms of performance, technology, and design. With its active aerodynamics, pushrod suspension, and a top speed of over 200 miles per hour, the GT was not just a tribute to the past; it was a bold stride into the future of automotive excellence.
The 2021 Ford GT offered here presents in immaculate, like-new condition, showing a mere 29 miles on the odometer. Nearly $50,000 worth of desirable options further enhance this example's appeal, including the Dark Energy interior upgrade package, a comprehensive cabin overhaul that adds boundless carbon fiber and alluring black finishes. The leather-wrapped F1-inspired steering wheel, Sparco carbon fiber racing seats trimmed with black Alcantara, matte carbon instrument bezels, and anodized black aluminum shift paddles complete the dark, jet-fighter interior. Outside, the car is finished in Frozen White with optional Lightning Blue stripes, a livery that evokes Ford's racing history in an immediately recognizable fashion. Matching blue-painted Brembo brake calipers are mounted over ventilated and cross-drilled carbon ceramic rotors, appearing as jewels under the 20" satin silver wheels. On the road or the track, the speed-activated splitter and deployable rear wing keep downforce high, while the push-button front lift system makes day-to-day navigation simple. Offered here with special permission from Ford, this example represents a rare opportunity to own a virtually brand-new GT. A GT Design Spec order kit, a clean Carfax report, a third-party inspection report, and a clean Montana title will accompany the vehicle. Buyer will pay Seller directly at the close of the auction in the event the vehicle sells. Buyer will pay a 5% buyer's premium (capped at $25,000) directly to Sotheby's Motorsport. The Seller will handle transferring the vehicle title directly to the Buyer in the event the vehicle sells.
- Lightning Blue Overtop Stripes - $12,500
- Dark Energy Interior Upgrade Package - $30,000
- Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel - $350
- Blue Brake Calipers - $1,250
- 20" Satin Dia Slvr Pntd Wheel - $2,500
- Ford GT Indoor CVR White *FIA - $750
- Carfax report confirming one owner and no damage history
- Third-party inspection report
- Factory literature (i.e. an owner's manual)
- Window sticker
- GT DesignSpec order kit
- Photos of the manufacturing process
- 2 spare keys