Every Ford GT Generation Goes Head-to-Head
When it comes to iconic racing machines in the car community, the Ford GT stands out as a pinnacle of performance with a rich heritage, famously depicted in the movie Ford v Ferrari. In the world of high-performance cars, it’s customary to compare them with their counterparts, but in a unique twist, we’re exploring how different generations of the Ford GT stack up against each other.
The Ford GT first roared to life in the 60s, capturing the imagination of car enthusiasts worldwide. While the initial model left a monumental mark, subsequent iterations of the GT have continued to push the boundaries of excellence. Of course, with each generation, the technology improves so it would stand to reason that each is better than the last. This time, we find out for sure.
In a captivating demonstration, the carwow YouTube channel presents a race that resonates with automotive performance enthusiasts. The comparison features an original 1967 Ford GT valued at $2.5 million, boasting a V8 engine producing 310 hp, a 4-speed manual transmission, and a rear-wheel-drive setup. The second-generation car from 2006, valued at over $600,000, showcases a 5.4 L supercharged V8 with 560 horsepower, a six-speed transmission, and rear-wheel drive. The third-generation 2017 Ford GT, valued at nearly $1.3 million, takes a different approach with a 3.5 L twin-turbo V6 that delivers a remarkable 650 horsepower through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto, powering the rear tires.
Getting behind the wheel of any of these Ford GT models is considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many enthusiasts. The video below not only offers a glimpse of all three generations side by side but also presents the thrilling spectacle of these automotive icons going head-to-head in a race. It’s a rare opportunity to witness the evolution of the Ford GT and appreciate how each generation has contributed to the legacy of this exceptional racing machine.