With no pesky racing regs to satisfy, the GT comes off its leash.
Multimatic Motorsports racing driver Scott Maxwell is running the new, track-day-focused Ford GT Mark II—or Ford GT MkII, if you prefer—up Lord March’s driveway for the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4. So it’s a Canadian driver charging up an English hill in the most American of supercars on America’s birthday, all to introduce the latest version of Ford’s beastly GT.
The Mark II isn’t street-legal but at the same time eschews the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) rules that allowed the mid-engined GT to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other endurance events. The new car’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 combines a high-flow exhaust, straight exhaust pipes, a higher-spinning turbo, a rooftop air intake, and the Mark I’s port injection to boost output from 647 horsepower at 6,250 rpm to 700 at 6,350, but the car’s entire purpose is…Continue reading.