What Color New Ford GT to Get? The Configurator Only Goes So Far

2017 Ford GT Red Black
The 2017 Ford GT looks good in nearly any color, including Liquid Red

The new Ford GT’s design is stunning in almost any color. The low profile, aggressive body lines and flying buttresses give it a visual presence few street cars can match. If you’ve been allocated one and have to pick a color, stripe and wheel combination the choice isn’t easy. I’ve been playing around with the Ford GT configurator and while I’ve eliminated a few colors there are still several I’m considering. Read more

2017 Ford GT Begins Production

2017 Ford GT Production
2017 Ford GT production began on December 16, 2016

Last week production of the new 2017 Ford GT started at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario. Multimatic is a specialized manufacturer supplying many advanced components across the auto industry. In the case of the Ford GT, Multimatic isn’t just supplying suspension or drivetrain or active aerodynamic parts, they are using their experience in advanced vehicle components to construct the entire car. Read more

2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Pebble Beach
The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition in Shadow Black

You can see all the color and trim options for the new 2017 Ford GT at the Ford GT configurator, but for buyers looking to take the easy way out there’s the 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition. This one is designed to pay homage to the original GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mens race. It debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey. Read more

Making the Ultimate Ford GT Parts Run

2005 Ford GT Transit Parts
My Ford GT, and over 100 Ford GT parts, just before being loaded for shipping

When I got my Ford GT in August of 2005 I quickly realized something was very different about this car versus all the 1960s muscle cars I’d owned over the previous 30 years. The GT was a brand-new car, and that meant replacement parts were readily available for it. After struggling to get parts for my Plymouth GTXs and Dodge Challengers I reveled in the idea I could get anything I wanted for the Ford GT by simply calling on my local Ford dealer.  Read more

Ford GT and Ford Cobra Gather at Cars and Coffee

2005 Ford GT Ford Cobra Cars Coffee
My Ford GT joined other cool Fords at the local Cars and Coffee

A consistently rich and diverse collection of cars show up to my local Cars and Coffee every week in Aliso Viejo. If there’s one problem with Cars and Coffee it’s that I don’t go very often (I’m not a morning person by nature). But I’ve taken the Ford GT over a few times in the past 6 months, and it’s always drawn a solid crowd of admirers. Read more

Ford GT40s Flood the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours

Ford GT40 Pebble Beach
A row of Ford GT40s lined the lawn at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours

With 2016 being the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first Le Mans win in 1966 there were plenty of celebrations going on this year to mark the occasion. The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours got into the action by inviting every original Ford GT40 to the show. A surprising number of GT40s showed up, too. I’m pretty sure this was the biggest collection of Ford GT40s to ever appear in one place.

Ford GT40 Pebble Beach Gold
1966 Ford GT40 Mk II

I’m not an expert on the Ford GT40, but I do idolize their race history and I find them beautiful in pretty much every color and race livery. Rather than trying to list all the interesting historical facts related to the cars I saw at Pebble Beach I’ll just post the Ford GT40 photos I took and let you enjoy them for the visual feast they offer. Read more

My Favorite Ford GT Angle: Overhead

2005 Ford GT Overhead Monterey Trip
My Ford GT looks even better from overhead, but I don’t usually get to see it that way

The Ford GT’s excellent design makes it look good from pretty much any angle. But my favorite angle is the overhead look you can only get from an elevated position. That’s not an easy position to get to unless you have a ladder, but I drove my Ford GT to Monterey Car Week this year, and on the drive up we stayed at a hotel with a balcony.  Read more

Ford GT Takata Airbag Replaced

2005 Ford GT Airbag Recall Fixed
My Ford GT had its drivers side Takata airbag replaced over a year after the recall

Over a year after receiving my Takata airbag recall notice I received a follow-up notice saying the parts were available. It took awhile to get my Ford GT to a local dealership, and I was nervous about letting the dealer service staff drive it. I still worry about people who aren’t familiar with the GT’s shift pattern, because many novice GT drivers confuse 1st and 3rd gear, and driving a Ford GT in 3rd gear at low speeds can quickly fry the clutch. Read more

2017 Ford GT Races at Le Mans, and Wins!

Ford GT 2016 Le Mans Front Strait
The Ford GT returned to Le Mans 50 years after its first victory

Fifty years after winning Le Mans in a 1-2-3 sweep, Ford Motor Company returned to the most famous race in the world. This 24-hour test of man and machine, with a 90-plus-year history, remains the pinnacle of endurance racing. Winning the 24 hours of Le Mans is a claim every automaker wants to make — but only 13 can. Winning Le Mans four or more times, which Ford did from 1966 to 1969, has only been accomplished by 6 automakers. So when Ford returned to Le Mans with the new Ford GT this year, it was a big deal.

Ford GT 2016 Le Mans Pit Lane
A tour of the Le Mans pit area was one of many perks of this trip

I was fortunate enough to attend the race for the first time this year. It had been on my bucket list forever, and I figured this was the year to make it happen. Happily, the Ford GT Forum felt the same way and arranged a group travel package for owners. By working directly with the automaker the Ford GT Forum was able to secure space in Ford’s VIP suite, which overlooks the front straight at Le Mans. Read more

2017 Ford GT First Road Test…Sort Of

2017 Ford GT White
A Frozen White 2017 Ford GT was one of two tested last week in Las Vegas

Many questions about the 2017 Ford GT remain unanswered, but some information was recently released through a brief ride along by some enthusiast publications at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Motor Trend, Road & Track and Top Gear were all given an opportunity to experience the 2017 Ford GT — from the passenger seat. These publications also learned more about the GT’s advanced suspension and aerodynamic capabilities. Read more