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IPFS News Link • Transportation

Driving the Ford GT, America's fastest supercar

•, by Sean O'Kane

Announced in 2015 to a wildly positive response, the 2017 Ford GT is the second resurrection of the GT40, the car that captured the first win for Ford (and the United States) in one of the most prestigious races in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This new GT was supposed to honor that 1966 accomplishment in a way that the 2005 reincarnation never did — by being both an amazing supercar on the road, while also giving Ford the chance to return to victory lane on the track. Last summer, on the 50th anniversary of that historic first win, Ford fulfilled half of that goal by coming home first in its class at Le Mans.

Now, the new GT is finally starting to make it to the first few garages of a very short list of owners. Ford will build 250 GTs per year, and will cease production at 1,000 units. Each prospective owner had to apply to buy the car — which starts at $450,000. To commemorate all of this spectacle, the company held an event at Utah Motorsports Campus — the home of the Ford Performance Racing School — where we were offered the rare chance to drive the road version of the company's newest Le Mans-winning supercar.