1000 HP Ford GT track cars feature at Motor Bella and American Speed Festival

Two of the thirty cars in existence will be present at the events.

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Perhaps one of the most adored supercars from the 2000s, the 2005 Ford GT was built to honour the legendary Ford GT40, the car which let Henry Ford slap Enzo Ferrari across the face by winning Le Mans four times. What you may not know is that 30 GT1 race versions were developed by Switzerland-based Matech Concepts and raced in the FIA GT1 Championship.

After the GT1 class was discontinued, the 30 cars were tired in a climate-controlled warehouse belonging to Ford Performance. These cars were recently bought by a company in Michigan.

Powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, this GT1-racing version of the GT produces over 1000 horsepower; it goes like a beast and thanks to its titanium exhaust, it sounds like one too.

The car also comes with an optional passenger seat should you decide to terrify one of your best friends.

Two of the thirty GT1 versions of the GT will be on display at Motor Bella and the American Speed Festival.

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