The Ford GT has a rich racing heritage and the second generation production model, which was released for sale in 2017, boasts one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car ever made, thanks in no small part to its carbon fibre and aluminium construction. Although the 3.5-litre engine is relatively small when compared to other high-performance track-inspired cars, it is capable of producing nearly 650 bhp and reaching a top speed of 216 mph: more than enough to satisfy even the most power hungry of motoring enthusiasts. However, with a price tag that easily exceeds half a million US dollars once a few optional extras have been added, the second generation Ford GT is a vehicle that only the richest of drivers will be able to enjoy so if you are not a member of this club, hiring one for a track day might be your only hope of experiencing what it has to offer.
Whilst a fully road-legal vehicle, the Ford GT is designed to excel on the track and, taking its price tag and performance into consideration, it is on local race tracks that you are most likely to see this car, if indeed you are fortunate enough to see one at all. When set to track mode, the suspension ensures that the car hugs the tarmac and offers very little clearance for the type of surfaces you might encounter on public roads, reinforcing the idea that the GT is not a vehicle designed for trips to the local shops or for the daily commute to work and back. Capable of reaching 60 mph from a standing start in just 3 seconds, and of covering a quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds, with a terminal velocity of 134 mph, the Ford GT is a lot of car to handle on the track, let alone on the public highways.