A mid-engined supercar constructed by Ford Motor Company, the GT featured V-8 performance allowing it to rival sports cars from Ferrari and Lamborghini. The production car was built as a tribute to the historic Le Mans-winning GT40 sports car of the 1960s. As opposed to the previous car that inspired the supercar, the 2005 Ford GT was primarily designed for road use. Replicating the original vehicles shape with aluminum body panels, the GT supercar was a larger car and was constructed using modern technology.
Anti-lock braking system and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires were part of the Ford GT. Mounted in the mid-section of the Ford GT, a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 energized the vehicle with 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Channeling its eight-cylinder through a six-speed manual transmission towards the rear wheels, acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour runs for the supercar was recorded in times as short as 3.3 seconds. Top speed of the Ford GT was electronically limited at 205 mile per hour.
Possessing an overall height of just 44.3 inches, the two-passenger cabin was positioned low to the ground. Leather, painted aluminum and magnesium switches gave the interior of the Ford GT a pure retro feel. A McIntosh audio system was optional equipment inside the performance car filling the small cabin with rich musical sound. Initially sold at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $151,245, the first production model of the Ford GT was purchased at a charity auction for $557,000. Over two years of production, roughly 4,000 examples of the Ford GT supercar were sold.