The Ford GT Competition has been announced!
As Raj Nair (Ford VP) said: « The Ford GT has racing in its blood ». And we know that, after their incredible comeback at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016. Therefore, it is only normal that the american brand release the Ford GT Competition. What exactly is it? To make things short, it’s basically a more badass version of the Ford GT. Its main focus is the race track. Indeed, many collectors seem to be track-focused, so a lighter, more aerodynamic car was developped. The car has lightweight features and a unique livery to match (and apparently, 6 available colours: shadow black, frozen white, ingot silver, liquid blue, liquid grey and triple yellow).
How did the brand achieve that? Well, every glass part has been replaced with new tech that makes it more lightweight. Furthermore, the car has undergone slight aesthetic modifications, mainly with the use of exposed carbon-fiber.
At this very moment I still don’t know its price nor how many will be made. Basically, all I know is it’s a limited-edition series of the new Ford GT. So it’s not « update » on the car (that will concern every car), or a « pack » (like the « Nurburgring pack » with the LFA).
This is something that was sort of expected and, if I may, quite logical too. For two reasons. First of all, the new Ford GT is one of those « track-first » supercars: an odd breed that has seen the « race version » first, only later followed by the road-version. Second of all, in today’s world, when looking at the competition, you could expect a move like that from Ford. Indeed, if you want to offer more diversity with your product, you *need* a track-version of an existant car, or something completely made for the track (hence the McLaren P1 GTR, the Ferrari FXX-K or the Aston Martin VULCAN).