The 2005 Ford GT, abbreviated as Ford GT '05, is a mid-engined supercar that appears in all main titles of the Forza series. In Forza Motorsport 7, it appears as a Showcase reward.
Built as part of Ford's 100th anniversary celebration, the first-generation Ford GT reintroduces the GT name previously used by the Ford GT40 MkII. In 2015, a successor to the first-generation Ford GT was unveiled and put into production near the end of 2016 for the 2017 model year.
Point the Ford GT’s low-slung snout down the immortal Mulsanne Straight at the Circuit de la Sarthe, crack open the throttle, and as the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 begins to howl consider how well the GT embodies the spirit of the original Ford GT40 while existing as a modern supercar famous in its own right. When Enzo Ferrari snubbed Henry Ford II’s attempt to buy the Italian company, instead of getting mad, Ford got even. The Ford GT40 was his answer, and with American ingenuity and muscle won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, infuriating Ferrari in the process. For Ford’s 100-year anniversary, the new GT was developed in just 16 months by SVT Engineering with input from Carroll Shelby, pioneering new construction techniques in the process while at the same time distilling all of the gorgeous styling DNA of the original into a contemporary design masterpiece. Forget about all that and slide behind into the cockpit studded with race-inspired gauges and toggleswitches, and the GT’s combination of breathtaking power and poise on the limits prove that it’s a mid-engined monster that won’t misbehave on the track.
Designed for Ford’s 100-year anniversary, the 2005 Ford GT was developed in just 16 months by SVT Engineering with input from Carroll Shelby, pioneering new construction techniques in the process while at the same time distilling all of the gorgeous styling DNA of the original into a contemporary design masterpiece.
The Ford GT uses a similar external appearance to the original Ford GT40 cars, but bigger, wider, and most importantly 3 in (76 mm) taller than the original 40 in (100 cm) GT40s. As a result, the Ford GT could potentially be named the Ford GT43. Despite being visually related, no structural similarities exist between the modern GT and the GT40 that inspired it.
The left headlight cluster reads "100" since the Ford GT was built as part of the company's 100th anniversary.
The Ford GT is powered by a 5.4L Modular V8 engine with a twin-screw supercharger. It produces 550 hp (410 kW) and 500 ft·lb (678 N·m). With the car weighing 3390 lb (1538 kg), the GT has a power-to-weight ratio of 358 hp (267 kW) per tonne. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels.
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