The Ford GT – Reborn
The FORD GT is a special car. A car with a rich history fraught with twist and turns akin to any modern day thriller. It’s a true VOLO car as we call it, and with the announcement of the 2nd Generation (3rd Generation according to us) production GT we decided that its time we gave this car its deserved place in the pages of VOLO and give our readers an in depth look into at this legendary cars evolution.
Like many exotic vehicles, when the Ford GT was first released, the demand outpaced supply, and the cars initially sold for premium prices. The first private sale of Ford’s new mid-engine sports car was completed on August 4, 2004, when former Microsoft executive Jon Shirley took delivery of his Midnight Blue 2005 Ford GT. Shirley earned the right to purchase the first production Ford GT (chassis #10) at a charity auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Auction after bidding over $557,000. (Source Wikipedia). The car’s original retail price was $139,999.
2016 will bring the new generation FORT GT – 2017 producing 600HP through a next generation EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5 liter V6 engine. The next all-american super car is almost here…