Poor old Doug DeMuro had to drive seven hours in his Aston Martin Vantage to test drive the 2006 Ford GT. Now he’s trying to convince us this example of American automotive perfection actually has downsides. What nerve!
When selecting who would be the 500 lucky people to potentially own a Ford GT, Ford took into consideration their previous Ford GT ownership and how much value they would have as a Ford ambassador. It was a mathematical certainty that certain people wouldn’t be picked. Here’s how Ford broke it down.
Of the 7,000 people who applied to buy the new Ford GT, only 500 were selected. That’s roughly seven percent of everyone who filled out the application. Ford’s selections of the winners has rankled a lot of people, but from what I’ve seen so far, Ford hand-selected its customers pretty wisely. Also, no one is entitled…
Someone revved the living crap out of a Ford GT race car at the Concours d’Elegance of America, and I was right there behind the exhaust pipe recording while simultaneously having an eargasm. Prepare to hear the most beautiful sound that has ever entered your cochleas.
This was the new Ford GT on its way to the Dubai Motor Show back in November. Fast forward and I didn’t get a letter. Did you?
Earlier today, we showed you the Ford GT rejection letter, and we all had a good cry, together. As you know, though, even when a car company gets to decide who is worth the privilege of buying their car, some people must be getting good news, right? Happily, we’ve now managed to get samples of all the types of letters…
Servicing the new Ford GT seems like a total nightmare based on an article from All Ford Mustangs, which claims to have a Ford internal memo detailing what dealers have to go through to do even basic work on the sexy GT. The hurdles include requiring a special clean room, transporting the cars to and from clients on…
When the new Ford GT debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, we lost our minds over its sheer sexiness. Now Ford has released a clip of the supercar in a wind tunnel, and—once again—we’re having a hard time keeping it together.
This is the first heritage edition of the new new Ford GT, and it pays tribute to the black-over-gold original Ford GT40 that came 1-2-3 in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s a bit of a snub, if you think about it.
Last month we reported that Kip Ewing, one of the top people responsible for the Ford GT, had dipped out of the program, but we didn’t know where he was headed. Now we know that he went to rebuild Fisker at a company now called Karma.
Ferrari spoiled Ford’s ideal 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Ford tried to get back at them, protesting the rival team in the last hour of the race. Ferrari counter-protested and now both teams have penalties. Nice try, guys.
Eighteen months ago the automotive world was filled with skepticism over rumors that Ford would resurrect the legendary Ford GT, let alone take it racing. It’s now June 2016 and that car is not only very real, one of them just beat Ferrari to win its class in the the 24 Hours of Le Mans 50 years after the original…
The poor No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK GT has been the problem child out of the four works Fords entered in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. After starting the race two laps down due to a gearbox issue, driver Marino Franchitti locked up his brakes into a gravel trap and into a tire wall at Mulsanne Corner.
If you thought it took talent to stay up all hours of the day and night for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the guy who built one of the competing Ford GT cars out of Legos will probably make your accomplishment feel slightly less special.
One of the most-watched cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year encountered problems before the race even began. The No. 67 Ford GT—one of four Ford GTs at the race—didn’t get to take advantage of its fourth-place starting position in LM GTE Pro due to a gearbox pressure issue.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ford’s history at Le Mans, you may be wondering why we care so much about a new Ford GT. We don’t soil ourselves over any other GTE-class racers, so why does this one matter? Sure, the top P1 class is nice, but GTE puts Ford directly up against their extremely bitter old rival: Ferrari.