At the auction Sotheby’s put up nearly-new Ford GT first generation. 2006 model year is one of 327 cars that year that were released in the maximum configuration and got white stripes on the body. The mileage of the supercar is only 18.8 km.
The customization options of these vehicles was rather limited, buyers offer a total of four additional options. For sale is one copy of the 327 cars, which was released as a complete package.
The cost of this package was about 13 $ 500. It includes BBS forged wheels, red brake calipers, upgraded music system McIntosh and racing stripes on the body.
Luxury car got rear-engined layout and rear wheel drive. As the power plant uses a V-shaped supercharged “eight” in volume of 5.4 liters and returns 550 horsepower. Paired with her working a six-speed manual transmission. Acceleration to 96 kilometers per hour sports car takes 3.3 seconds. Maximum speed – 330 km / h.
The last bid for the lot is 235 000 dollars.
Coupe Ford GT was released in 2005 as homage to the legendary GT40, which 40 years ago led the company to victory at Le Mans. On the idea of Henry Ford, it was destined GT40 win over Ferrari and help Ford to rise to a new level among the other automakers and to declare yourself as a maker of racing cars. The development of the sports car began in 1963, and in 1964, the company began testing a prototype in a real race.
The first prototype showed the best result Le Mans, but was never able to finish. But thanks to the accumulated for the period from 1963 to 1965 years experience, the engineers were able to upgrade the car. In the end, the seven-liter Ford GT was a four-time winner of the race “24 hours Le-Mana”. In addition, sports car became the second in the history of Le Mans car that won two or more races with the same chassis. The first record holder was the Ferrari, the main rival of the Ford at the 24-hour races.