New Models

2020 Ford GT Mk II unveiled

New track-only model has an unmissable aero package, and is the most powerful version of the current-generation GT.
- shares

Ford has unveiled the new, track-only GT MkII at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Thanks to its can't-miss-it spoiler package, the Ford GT Mk II makes 400 per cent more downforce than the road-legal GT. Changes include the protruding rear wing and diffuser, and new splitters, diffuser, louvres and dive planes at the front.

Without road or race regulations to worry about, the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine in the GT Mk II makes 522kW (700hp) of power, more than the 482kW available in the road car.

The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been retuned for track-only use.

To ensure the car keeps working at its best even during heavy track work, the Mk II includes a high-capacity air-to-air charge air cooler with built-in water spray, and a roof-mounted intake feeding air to the auxiliary engine, clutch and transmission coolers.

The GT Mk II also weighs around 90 kilograms less than the regular GT as it junks the road car's adjustable ride height suspension and makes do without selectable drive modes.

Stopping ability comes from Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with 394mm discs up front, and 358mm discs at the rear. The GT Mk II rides on 19-inch forged aluminium wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport GT tyres.

Inside, the cabin has a roll cage and has been stripped back to near-race standard. There's also a MoTeC data acquisition system, and a Sparco racing seat with a six-point safety harness. A passenger's seat is optional.

The production run of the GT Mk II is limited to 45 vehicles, with prices starting from US$1.2 million ($1.8 million).

Initial production of GT Mk II takes place alongside the road-going models at Multimatic's factory in Markham, Ontario, before it heads off to Multimatic Motorsport to be completed.