The GT Mk II by Ford is a track-day version of the GT car that’s extra powerful and provides better handling than the road car. It’s not street legal, neither is it certified for any racing series. Instead, it’s one of a brand new breed of supercar that lives between the two worlds and is just meant to have fun with.
The Ford GT Mk II features a 700 hp model of the GT’s 647 hp 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 and is supplied with extra cooling features, together with a water spray for the charge air cooler and roof-mounted air intake. Its aerodynamic design has been modified with a big wing and an eye on improving downforce, and it rides on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport slicks. The cabin is supplied with two Sparco racing seats, a roll cage, and a performance computer.
Apart from the ability to generate cornering loads of 2g, Ford hasn’t detailed its performance specs. However, the stock GT can hit 60 mph in 3 seconds and tops out at 216 mph, while rules restrict the racing GT to about 500 hp.
Ford will only construct 45 GT Mk IIs priced at $1.2 million each. The usual model costs $450,000, and the GT line will likely be limited to 1,350 cars before its manufacturing run ends in 2022.