Just 45 examples of the 2020 Ford GT MK II have been built and over the weekend, one example sold for an extraordinary $1.87 million.
Prior to the sales event hosted by Mecum Auctions, this GT MK II was expected to sell for between $1.6 million and $1.7 million. Evidently, there was a bidder that really wanted the car and was willing to pay even more for it. The GT MK II carried a stick price of $1.2 million and isn’t subject to the two-year re-sale restriction of the road-going GT. As such, the car’s original owner has walked away with a very handsome profit.
While all Ford GT MK II models are special, this one stands out as it has a bright blue livery inspired by the Le Mans car that was raced by Ken Miles. This means the vast majority of the exterior is clad in baby blue paint that’s complemented with shades of royal blue and red paint on the front fenders. The royal blue accents continue onto the rear wing endplates and the diffuser.
As the car is limited to track use, Ford went to town with upgrading its aerodynamics, fitting a towering rear wing, a carbon fiber diffuser, a bespoke front splitter, and new canards that deliver 400 per cent more downforce than the road-going GT. Various alterations were also made to the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, which now pumps out 700 hp, compared to the 2020 street-legal GT’s 660 hp.