Ford GT

This Gulf livery heritage edition Ford GT was at a recent Cars & Coffee Richmond.

3y ago

I planned to give the specs for this car, but, as I was uploading the photos I noticed something on the rear of the car that was a game changer. This is not your average Ford GT. This car has been in a very famous performance shop. Check out the photograph of the rear below. So, I'll give you the stock specs and some other other specs for some upgrades.

Stock Specifications

Engine: 5.4 L Supercharged Modular V-8

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Horsepower: 550 HP @ 6500 RPM

Torque: 500 LB-FT @ 3,750 RPM

0–60 mph: 3.5 Seconds

0–100 mph: 7.4 Seconds

Standing 1/4 mile: 11.2 Seconds @ 131.2 mph

Top speed: 205 MPH

The 2006 Ford GT sold for $149,995 new.

Ford originally planned to build 4,500 in the 2004 - 2006 production run, however they canceled the production after only 4,038 units.

Ford wanted to name the production car the Ford GT40, but British company Safir Engineering, which built continuation GT40s in the 1980s, owned the copyright.

Though it looks like the Le Mans race car, it is bigger, wider and taller. Since, at 44", it is 10% taller than the 40" tall GT40, I don't have a problem with it not being named Ford GT40.

The 5.4L Modular engine had an aluminum block specifically designed for the car.

To the left of the stripe on the rear is the name of a famous performance shop that offered two upgrade options for the Ford GT.

Hennessey HPE700 Upgrade

Power: 710 bhp @ 6,500 rpm

0 – 60 mph: 2.9 sec.

1/4 mile: 10.9 sec. @ 134 mph

Top Speed: 214 mph

Hennessey HPE850 Upgrade

Power: 850 bhp @ 6,500 rpm

0 – 60 mph: 2.7 sec.

1/4 mile: 10.7 sec. @ 138 mph

Top Speed: 225 mph

The HPE850 upgrade includes a 3.4L polished supercharger upgrade .

Since this car does not have a polished supercharger, I assume this is a Hennessey HPE700 upgrade.

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Comments (2)

    • 3 years ago
  • What an awesome find. Thanks for sharing the pictures and all the information on this 4” talker car.

      3 years ago