Ford has teased a ‘special Ford GT supercar announcement’ for the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month.
A teaser image reveals what looks to be a track-honed version of the American brand’s flagship supercar, complete with a roof scoop and spoiler inspired by the Le Mans GTE racing version of the car.
Indeed, the announcement at Goodwood will not only be made by Hermann Salenbauch from Ford Performance, but also Larry Holt, a part of Multimatic, the race team that runs the Ford GT Le Mans programme.
For now, the news that an announcement will be made – and the darkened image – are the only details that have been published. However, speculation is rampant that this will be a track-hardened take on the GT, in the spirit of Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS and Ferrari’s 488 Pista.
If a hardcore road car is to be announced, it will serve as a fitting tribute to the outgoing GTE car, which raced at Le Mans as a factory entry for the final time last weekend, and took a victory in the ultra-competitive GTE Pro class at the 2016 race.
Ford has also announced that the all-new Focus ST and the spectacular 760bhp Mustang Shelby GT500 will also make their UK debuts at the Festival of Speed next month.
June 26, 2019