Arriving in prototype form just in time for Ford's centennial celebration in 2003, the new Ford GT took much of its styling cues from the stunning design and profile of the Le Mans winning GT40 and set out on a similar mission: to compete with, and surpass, the established 'supercars'.
The ultra-high performance Ford GT showcases the finest in advanced technologies, constructed on a lightweight aluminum chassis clothed in superplastic-formed lightweight composite and aluminum body panels. Powered by a mid-mounted, hand-built, supercharged quad-cam 550bhp V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transaxle and featuring racing-derived suspension and braking systems, delivering astounding power and performance.
With this prolific power, the Ford GT will accelerate from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds, hurtling on to some 205mph. When production ceased in 2006, only 101 cars from the total production were delivered new to Europe, this epic Ford had made its mark on automotive history once again - and became an instant collector's car.
This very special example was one of five European supplied vehicles that were marked VIP by the Ford National Sales Company. Ford of Britain then allocated this vehicle to F1 world champion Jenson Button, MBE in May 2005, and he took delivery through Swiss Ford GT dealer Grimm in Geneva in August 2005. The car was first UK registered in 2006 and supplied with the history file are copies of the order form signed by Mr. Button.
Purchased by the previous owner in 2011, the GT is finished in the evocative colour combination of white with blue racing stripes. Reading 8,350 miles, the service history consists of stamps and invoices from 'Mountune' and services by renowned specialists ‘GT101'.
The Ford GT is part of a rare class of modern cars that instantly become collectable, and have become more and more sought after. Given its inimitable heritage, prolific performance, stunning design, and thrilling driving experience, the Ford GT is a very special creation that will undoubtedly be revered for many years to come.