American coupe received a new track modification, which will release a limited edition 45 for selected customers of the brand. The car is made based on the racing Ford GT GTE Pro.
In 2016, Ford has decided to celebrate the absolute triumph sports car the GT40 in the “24 hours of Le Mans” half a century ago and fielded a factory team GT with a new race. The model proved successful and in the year of the 50th anniversary of the triumph of the season-1966 brought the American brand victory in the GTE Pro class.
Three years after this victory, Ford announced the decommissioning of the factory program in the FIA WEC world championship. On this occasion, together with Multimatic, which is a partner of the brand for the Ford GT project, the firm decided to make a track car Ford GT Mk II. The car for $ 1.2 million release edition of 45 copies and buy them will be able to only selected customers of the brand.
Chief technical Director of Multimatic’s Larry Holt said that the new modification of the well as fast as any race car GT3 category, and on the track in Le Mans GT Mk II can be ahead of GT GTE Pro with the settings for maximum downforce.
The work on the GT Mk II the creators of the model was not required to comply with the technical regulations of the racing series, but also to adapt to the requirements of the Balance of Performance. In the end, the car was seriously modified the body, which received a new double rear wing, larger front splitter, developed sills and massive rear diffuser. All this has allowed to obtain an increase in the clamping force of 181 kg relative to a racing car.
The weight of the supercar was reduced nearly to 91 pounds. Tyre Michelin Pilot Sport GT and the new DSSV dampers have improved the behavior of the machine in the corners that the GT Mk II can take place with the g forces of up to 2G. Instead of steel brake discs that must be installed on the race car track option has got carbon-ceramic mechanisms.
As the creators of a new car was not constrained by the framework of the rules, the capacity of 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 brought to 700 HP more than 200 HP higher than the return the Ford GT GTE Pro, but it was necessary to improve the cooling system, which on the coupe’s roof, there are additional air intakes were enlarged radiators and they have a system of spraying water to reduce the temperature of the power unit.
The official premiere of the Ford GT Mk II was held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – the new supercar will take part in races during the event.