Its production marks fifty years since the GT40 Mk. II won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, as opposed to the production of the first generation GT, which entered production in 2004 as part of Ford's 100th anniversary celebration.
Entering production in December 2016, the GT is aimed with a schedule of 250 cars per year with Ford's assembly facility in Marham, Onario.
The first 500 are reserved for purchase to selected buyers, the next 250 are reserved for buyers that didn't meet Ford's selection process for the first 500, and the final 250 - which will be produced in 2020 - will be available for anyone to purchase.
The 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 and stylised body were incorporated into the GT's design to better facilitate its racing ability. It is not a road car that has been adapted for racing, but rather a racing car that has been tweaked as little as possible to become road legal.
Racing was at the foremost point of the GT's design, and was evident with its entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 within the GTE-Pro class, which was announced a year prior at 2015's event. The #68 Ford GT LM GTE-Pro finished 1st and its victory coincided with 50 years following Ford's win against Ferrari.
Need for Speed: No Limits
The GT appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as part of the "Lights, Camera, Traction" special event that took place from September 22, 2017 to September 29, 2017. The starting performance rating is 693.
- "Lights, Camera, Traction" special event
- Premium Crate
Receive 350 mechanic level XP by building up, 2000 mechanic level XP by fully staging up this car and 1200 mechanic level XP by unlocking tuning.
Need for Speed: Payback
|Need for Speed: Payback - Statistics|
|Unlocked in chapter 5 - High Stakes.|
|0 - 60||2.90|
- ↑ Video: Need for Speed (2017) Need for Speed Payback: Official Story Trailer. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuE9eQJY0BU