The second generation Ford GT is due to arrive in 2017 and has been massively oversubscribed in all markets where it has been offered. Potential customers in the UK were requested to apply for a build slot by filling in a detailed form and submit a video to demonstrate why they were a suitable candidate to buy the £250-300,000 hypercar. It seems that money can’t buy you everything these days!
This unusual situation has led to a surge in demand in the first generation Ford GT cars, prices are now around double what they were five years ago. A road going Ford GT is likely to set you back around £250,000.
Having looked at what else is out there, we came across an exciting alternative for those that want to combine their love for the Ford GT with motorsport. This Ford GT GT3 EVO race car is currently listed on racecarsdirect.com
MATECH FORD GT3 €425,000 (~£355,000)
When Ford first debuted the Ford GT in 2002 there were no intentions to take it racing, nor was it developed for racing. Thankfully, this didn’t stop Matech Concepts and owner Martin Bartek from developing a version for the FIA’s GT3 class. The new car took advantage of the GT’s sporting engineering and was highly successful, winning the championship in 2008. Based on one of the most powerful V-8 in Ford’s modular engine family, the Ford GT engine produces 550 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Both figures are comparable to those of the 7.0L engine that won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. The chassis is featuring control arms of unequal-length and coil-over spring damper units allowing the car to reduce its ride height to the minimum. Braking is led by 4 piston aluminum Brembo monoblock calipers with cross-drilled and vented rotors at all 4 corners.
The Ford GT features also many new and unique technologies, including super-plasticformed aluminum body panels, roll-bonded floor panels, a friction-stir welded center tunnel, a capless fuel filling system, one-piece door panels and an aluminum engine cover with a one-piece carbon-fiber inner panel. The Ford GT of the 60’s was a legendary race machine with an impressive history. Matech Concepts gave this car the opportunity to make a spectacular comeback on the international racing scene by participating in the FIA GT3 European Championship.
Ford GT GT3 Evo 2011. 1 of 3 Evo’s built and the last of those 3. Only 18 GT3’s were ever built in total so this is a very collectable car.
BOUND TO IMPROVE IN VALUE FOLLOWING FORD’S RECENT SUCCESS AT LE MANS.
The 3 Evo cars had a wider front end to reduce understeer, Bosch race ABS, an improved aero package and paddleshift making it a much quicker car than the earlier ones. These cars cost considerably more than the first 15 ‘standard’ cars and although an EVO package could be bought at a cost of €100k+ for an earlier car it would not be a genuine EVO. This therefore is the only EVO available as one was destroyed in an accident and the other is in a private collection.
5 GT ASIA EVENTS PLUS THE MME 12 HOURS IN 2011
6 GT ASIA EVENTS IN 2012
2012 GT ASIA SERIES 1ST RUNNER UP OVERALL
2ND RUNNER UP IN ONE ASIAN LEMANS EVENT IN 2013
COMPLETELY REBUILT IN JUNE 2015
WINNER OF KL CITY RACE GT3 CLASS 2015
THIS CAR IS FITTED WITH ENDURANCE DRY BREAK RE-FUELLING SYSTEM.
Based on original factory Ford GT body
Ford Racing 5.0L Cammer V8 race engine built by Rousch Yates
Bosch engine management system
Supplied with maps for 98, 100 and 102 octane fuel
Tuned tubular exhaust manifol
Hewland NLT 6 Speed gearbox with adjustable LSD
Megaline Paddle Shift system
Sequential shift back up
Power shift and autoblip
Tilton triple plate racing clutch
Single mass flywheel
GKN drive shafts
Adjustable Traction control
Standard GT aluminum assembly
Steel roll cage to FIA safety standards
105L Fuel cell
High speed pneumatic jack system
Double wishbone, uniball joints front and rear
Bilstein 2 way adjustable dampers front and rear.
Optimized uprights adapted to car ride height
Electrical/hydraulic power steering
Quick release steering wheel
Front: 380mm iron discs with AP Racine monobloc 6 piston calipers
Rear: 355mm iron discs with AP Racing monobloc 4 piston calipers
Manually adjustable front/rear brake bias
Front and rear brake cooling ducts
Adjustable Bosch ABS
WHEELS AND TYRES
BBS forged aluminum, front 18”rim 12” wide, rear 18” rim 13” wide
Front Michelin 30/65-18. rear 31/71-18
6 point seat belts
Fully adjustable steering position
Fully adjustable pedal box position
AP Racing pedal box
Motec Display and data logging, upgraded memory, I2 Pro compatible
Carbon Fibre dashboard
Lifeline fire extinguisher system
Optimized carbon fiber front fender with down force splitter