After ita choreographed 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, Ford came back the following year with an evolution called the MK IV, a big-block Ford GT with extended, aerodynamic bodywork. One of them, shared by A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney, churned its way to an unstoppable win that gave Ford back-to-back victories in the Sarthe classic over arch-rival Ferrari. That’s an accomplishment worth remembering, which Ford is doing today with a track-only version of its current-generation GT, which is nearing the end of its life cycle.
This computer-generated image shows what will become Ford’s tribute to the Le Mans veteran, the 2023 Ford GT MK IV, which will begin deliveries late next spring in a limited edition of just 67 – get it? – copies. This car is pledged to offer the very best in performance, grip and all-around technology, with the cars to be produced by Ford technology partner Multimatic, which handles Ford GT assembly. You want punch? The MK IV’s power comes from a model-specific, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine rated at more than 800 horsepower, a full-race transmission under a longtail carbon-fiber body, and the fitment of the Multimatic-produced Adaptive Spool Valve suspension. With an estimated retail price of $1.7 millon, the MK IV will go to production shortly at Multimatic’s facility in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Want one? You can join the reservation process by going here.