Sackey & Co. | Online Supercar Auctions is proud to present this stunning 2019 Ford GT serial no. K117 finished in factory Extended Color Palette 2 ‘Race Red’ & Lightning Blue metallic stripes over a Dark Energy Upgrade interior and just 255 miles from new.
Background on the latest iteration of the Ford GT:
In 1901, automotive engineer Henry Ford and his 26-horsepower car “Sweepstakes” famously won a Detroit-area race against local favorite Alexander Winton in his 70-horsepower “Bullet,” a testament to the lightness & reliability of the car Ford had created. His win would attract the publicity and investors that allowed him to start the Ford Motor Company less than two years later in 1903.
Over a century later, in 2014, Ford quietly developed a twin-turbocharged V6 unit for prototype class racing, pushing it to an eventual win at the 2015 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The engine took advantage of similar benefits to the V6 power units recently introduced in Formula 1 at the time, including better packaging, weight, & fuel efficiency versus the larger engines previously used. The spirit of this engine evoked that used by Henry Ford in his original racing car - a focus on innovative engineering over traditional thinking.
Casual observers believed Ford was simply experimenting with a new racing engine, but the company had bigger plans ahead. The ultimate use for the engine was revealed to be a new purpose-built Ford GT race car, which would have the incredible task of a return to Le Mans to recapture the glory of Ford’s 1966 Ferrari-beating 1-2-3 finish, 50 years later to the day in 2016.
Amazingly, they succeeded in achieving their objective, beating Ferrari once more for a 1st place class win and writing one of the great sports car & racing stories of all time!
The road-legal variant of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT was developed alongside the race version, borne as a required homologation effort and additionally as a gift to the Ford faithful, with only 1,350 total units planned. Completion of said production run is on-schedule to end in just a few months’ time, all allocations having been sold out. Built by Ford affiliate Multimatic, who are essentially to Ford what Michelotto is to Ferrari, each new Ford GT is hand-built to order. The car on offer here is a stunningly highly-specced example of this incredible racecar turned Supercar.
Ford GT serial no. K117 and VIN number 2FAGP9CW7KH200117 was built to an extremely high specification, boasting $118,495.00 in options alone, and a resulting total MSRP of $613,745.00 making this car amongst the rare set of Ford GTs to be optioned into the $600,000+ range. Its red and blue scheme is reminiscent of the 2016 Le Mans-winning Ford GT race car. Options applied to this GT are summarized as follows:
* Extended Color Palette 2 (custom color) exterior color in ‘Race Red’ non-metallic at $30,000 cost.
* Dark Energy interior (black) Upgrade package at $30,000 cost.
* Exterior carbon fiber package in gloss finish at $15,000 cost.
* Lightweight carbon fiber wheels in gloss finish at $15,000 cost.
* Overtop Stripes in Lightning Blue metallic at $10,000 cost.
* Titanium factory Akrapovic exhaust system at $10,000 cost.
* 6-point racing harness anchors at $1,500 cost.
* Brake calipers in Blue at $1,000 cost.
* Titanium wheel lug nuts at $1,000 cost.
* Outdoor car cover in blue at $995 cost.
* Indoor car cover in black at $750 cost.
* Leather wrapped steering wheel at $250 cost.
The Ford GT is the only current Supercar that can lay claim to not only being truly hand-built, but to being directly based on a Le Mans-winning racecar. Modern Supercars with such iconic racing heritage as the ‘17+ Ford GT are few & far between, cementing the car as a certain future collectible classic. Few have been produced in as stunning a specification as K117.