It’s bittersweet to know that the last Ford GT has been built and is awaiting delivery. Launched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ford’s victory at Le Mans in 1966, the latest incarnation of the GT has made an impressive racing history of its own. The occasion needs to be celebrated and there’s no better way than to deliver the last car in a garage full of other Ford GTs.
The final car, Ford GT chassis N260-J211, wears Antimatter Blue paint accented by graphite wheels and red brake calipers. It glitters and the color initially appears black and liquid before revealing the first dark shade of blue. Under the lights it’s stunning. As the car rolls off the van, it marks the end of a journey that began eight years ago with the car’s unveiling at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
The garage is a collector’s private domain in Detroit, Michigan. Inside is a collection of BMWs, including a Z8, as well as a Porsche 918. However, most of the space is taken up by 20 other Ford GTs. The group includes several Liquid Carbon versions, several different Heritage Editions, a pair of GT LM models and a pair of older 2005-2006 GT models.
In total, Ford produced 1,350 GTs over the course of six years, from 2017 to 2023. During this time the car received minor upgrades including revised engine tuning for more power, improved cooling, revised suspension and a standard titanium exhaust. Ford has also created a number of Heritage Edition cars to commemorate the victories at Le Mans and the contributions of racing teams Alan Mann and Holman Moody.
The Ford GT has also had an impressive winning streak in its racing career. It was used by Chip Ganassi Racing from 2016 to 2019. Out of the box, the cars clinched class victories at Le Mans 2016, the 24 Hours of Daytona and in the IMSA series at circuits such as Laguna Seca, Lime Rock Park, Watkins Glen and Road America.
Source : www.motor1.com